SHARED By: Laura Goldstein, Teacher at York Avenue Preschool 

Spring in New York is the perfect time for teaching your child to fly a kite! Every weekend you can find families flying kites and fetching them from trees in one of the cities various parks. It also makes for a great lesson here in school!

Our Threes class at York Avenue Preschool made their own kites! We read the book, “Stuck” by Oliver Jeffers and then discussed how wind affects our daily life.

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

To make our kites we used:

  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Dot paints
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Gems
  • Felt bows
  • String

Our workshop involved cutting out a diamond shape from colored construction paper. Then, we drew pictures on the kites using crayons and dot paint.  After the kites dried, we added popsicle sticks, gems, string and felt bows for the final touches.


The kites came out beautiful and unique to each student. What a fun way to introduce spring and learn about wind!