There are many ways to have fun with the wind! You can fly a kite, blow bubbles, make a flag, and observe how the wind affects your outdoor world.
Let’s Get Started
Flying a kite is easier and more fun with a friend. Here are some simple kite-flying tips:
Find an open area with no trees, overhead power lines nearby.
Have your partner face you, holding the kite. Back up until you are about 20 feet from your friend.
Do you feel the wind on your face? Locate which way the wind is blowing. Then stand with your back to the wind while you hold the spool of kite string.
When a gust of wind comes, have your partner toss the kite into the air while you jog backward to help the kite lift off. Take turns holding the spool of string. Tug on the string when the kite is sailing upward to make it go faster. If it starts to plunge down, let out some string until the wind catches it again.
Can you hear the wind? Does your kite make any sounds when it is soaring above your head?
Document Your Discoveries
- Draw or describe your kite and the direction the wind was blowing in your Nature Notebook.
- What else did you see in the sky?
- Describe the kind of day it was. Was it warm? Clear skies?
Bonus: Share your kite flying photos on social media with us by using the hashtag #GreenHour.