Kite Making


An exciting activity for primary groups. In teams students will design and make a kite. They will then be taken to a local park where students will be able to fly their kits. Students are thrilled and surprised at the success of such a simple looking kite that THEY have built!

Core Values


Adapting to challenge, Not giving up.

Team Work

Promoting individual contribution to team success, Supporting and encouraging, Taking turns.


Working without an adult, Listening to instructions

National Curriculum Links:


Forces – unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. Identify air resistance and friction that act between surfaces. Explore the effects of air resistance by observing how different objects fall.

Design Technology

An inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own needs and wants. Design purposeful and functional products. Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks. Select from and use a wide range of materials. Evaluate their own ideas and products against a design criteria.


Use simple compass directions and locational directional language.

We help children to:

  • Learn from mistakes, bounce back and try again
  • Try new things with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Believe that the harder they work, the better they will get at the things that they do
  • Never give up!
  • Love learning!
  • Concentrate
  • Keep on trying when challenges occur
  • Think their way through problems
  • Ask questions and think about our world
  • Make links and notice patterns in their experiences


Weather, construction, stability, symmetry, plan, design, analyses, evaluate, forces, mass, materials.

Activity Passport Links:

You can complete 1 achievement with this activity.

Fly a kite

National Trust Links:

Fly a kite