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Kite Activities for Kids


Kite Heights

Soar your kite to kite heights -- and measure your success. Mark the kite's string to get an idea of how high in the sky you've managed to fly.

What You'll Need:

  • Kite
  • String
  • Yardstick
  • Colored markers

The next time you fly a kite, take steps to find out just how high it will rise.

Before you launch your soaring beauty, mark your string in 10-foot stretches. Measure out 10 feet of string. Color it blue. Measure out the next 10 feet, and color it green. Make the next 10 feet of string red.

Keep going with as much of the string as you have the patience to mark. Then launch your kite. Keep track of how many different colors slip through your hands, then multiply that number by 10.

Hint: Make a note of how much string you tied onto your kite so you'll know how high it's gone when it comes to the end of its string.

Now that you've learned how to tell how high your kite flies, consider making one of your own.

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