Saturday, March 21, 2009
People all over the world fly kites. Many people fly them for festivals and cultural traditions. Some fly kites as a sport, competing against other kite-fliers. Kites are also used in extreme sports like kite surfing. Whatever the setting, there is something magical about launching a kite and watching it dance in the sky.
This blog is part of a primary school project about kites around the world for spring 2009. We would like to learn more about the ways that people around the world enjoy kites, especially children.
Please help us explore these similarities and differences by leaving a comment and answering some of the following questions. Feel free to answer all, some, or just one. Add any other information you want to share.
1. What is your first name and what country are you from?
2. Are kites flown at special times of the year, or for special activities in your country?
3. Where do people fly kites (the beach, park, roof-tops...)?
4. Are there different kinds of kites in your country? What makes them different?
5. What do you call kites? What different names do they have?
6. Have you ever made a kite? What kind of kite was it?
7. Do you know any tales or traditions about kites?
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