In this activity, students will use shapes that resemble pattern pieces to decorate kites. Students can focus on color and shape identification or creating patterns and symmetry with the pieces on their kites. Students will also count the total number of each shape they used on their kites and write the number on the Kite Shape recording page.
Included with this activity are the pattern piece templates, which can either be copied onto colored paper or colored by students, and the Kite Shape recording page. The actual kite can be made from a brown paper bag or from a piece of construction paper folded into a diamond (template not included). I also suggest using string or curly ribbon to tie to the kites as kite tails.
This activity would also be great accompanied with a book about kites such as, "The Wind Blew," by Pat Hutchins.
Enjoy this activity and feel free to leave comments or questions below.