9 Fun Kite Activities For Preschoolers

Hello there, young adventurers, to a world where the sky becomes your canvas and the wind dances with joy! Today, we embark on a whimsical journey to discover the marvelous kite shape. 

Imagine tracing the enchanting contours of a kite with your trusty pencils and crayons. You’ll become master artists, creating colorful kites that will bring joy to your hearts. But the fun doesn’t stop there! We have a thrilling kite hunt planned for you, where hidden cut-out kites will challenge your keen eyes and clever instincts. Can you find them all and become the ultimate kite hunter?

Ah, puzzles! They hold the secret to unlocking hidden wonders. Prepare to solve kite puzzles, piecing together scattered fragments until the perfect kite shape emerges. Will you be the first to conquer the puzzle challenge and reveal the complete kite?

So, my dear adventurers, let’s spread our wings and embark on this wondrous journey of kite-shaped exploration together. The sky is calling, and the kite shape awaits your discovery!

Discovering the marvelous kite shape: Engaging activities for preschoolers

Kite is a real life quadrilateral and thus knowing its shape, how to identify and reconstruct it, is an important learning for preschoolers. 

1. Paper Kite Making:

 Paper Kite Making

Did you know that making your own kite can be as easy as folding a piece of paper? Today, we’re going to show you how to make a simple kite using just paper, string, and sticks. Once we’ve made our kites, we’ll decorate them with our favorite art supplies and take them outside to see them soar in the wind!

Making a kite with paper, string, and sticks is a fun and easy activity for children of all ages. To make a simple kite, you will need a rectangular piece of paper, two sticks (popsicle sticks or thin wooden dowels work well), and some string. First, lay the paper flat and fold it in half lengthwise. Unfold the paper and place one of the sticks along the crease. Fold the paper over the stick and glue it in place. Repeat this step with the other stick, placing it along the opposite side of the crease. Tie a piece of string to each end of the kite frame (the sticks). Tie the other ends of the strings together, leaving a long tail of string hanging down. Finally, let the children decorate their kites with crayons, markers, stickers, or any other art supplies you have available. Take the kites outside on a windy day and watch them soar in the wind.

2. Kite Coloring:

  Kite Coloring

Who here loves to color? Today, we’re going to have so much fun coloring some beautiful kite designs! Kites come in all shapes and sizes, and we can make them look any way we want. We’ll use our favorite colors and get creative with our designs. When we’re finished, we’ll have our own unique kites to display

Coloring is a great way for preschoolers to express their creativity and improve their hand-eye coordination. Print out different kite coloring pages or kite shapes on paper and provide crayons or markers for the preschoolers to color with. Encourage them to use their favorite colors and get creative with their designs. Once they’re finished, you could display their artwork on a bulletin board or wall.

3. Kite Matching Game:

Are you ready to play a fun and educational game? We’re going to learn about different types of kites and match them with their names or descriptions. Kites come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, and they are flown all around the world. This game will help us learn about the different types of kites and where they come from. Are you up for the challenge?

Being a creativity activity, this is a fun and educational way for preschoolers to learn about different types of kites and their names. Print out pictures of various kites and their descriptions or names. You could also make it a memory game by printing out two sets of pictures and having the preschoolers match them. As they match the kites, you could discuss the different shapes, sizes, and colors of kites, and talk about where they are flown.

4. Kite Shape Sorting:

Kite Shape Sorting

Today, we’re going to sort some kite shapes! We have kites of all different colors and sizes, and we need your help to put them into groups. Kites come in many different shapes, such as diamonds, triangles, and rectangles. By sorting these kite shapes, we’ll learn about shapes and colors and practice our counting skills. Let’s see how many different shapes we can find!

Being a one of its own kind sorting game, Kite shape sorting is a simple and fun way for preschoolers to learn about shapes and colors. Cut out kite shapes in different colors and sizes, and have the preschoolers sort them by color, size, or shape. You could also have them count the kites or group them by patterns. This activity is a great way to reinforce basic math skills and develop their cognitive abilities.

5. Kite Snack Making:

Kite Snack Making

Who’s hungry? Today, we’re going to make a tasty and healthy snack that looks like a kite! Kites are flown all around the world and come in many different shapes and colors. We’ll use delicious fruits such as strawberries or kiwi, to create a kite shape and add a pretzel stick for the tail. By making this kite snack, we’ll learn about healthy food choices and the benefits of eating a balanced diet. Let’s see who can make the most creative kite snack!

Making a kite snack is a fun and interactive way to teach preschoolers about healthy food choices while engaging their creativity. Using sliced fruit, such as strawberries or kiwi, create a kite shape and add a pretzel stick for the tail. Encourage the preschoolers to assemble their own kites and enjoy their tasty creations. This activity will help them understand the importance of healthy eating habits and the benefits of eating a balanced diet.

6. Kite Tracing:

 Kite Tracing

Today, we are going to have some fun with kites! Who here knows what a kite looks like? Well, we have some special kite-shaped templates for you. You get to trace them onto paper and create your very own kites! Let’s use our pencils or crayons to trace the kite shape. Pay attention to the four sides and two pairs of adjacent sides.

  • Provide each child with a kite-shaped template or stencil and a piece of paper.
  • Encourage them to place the template on the paper and hold it in place.
  • Using pencils or crayons, instruct them to carefully trace the shape of the kite.
  • Once they finish tracing, let them color and decorate their kite shapes as they like.
  • After they are done, gather the children together to discuss the attributes of the kite shape, such as the four sides and two pairs of adjacent sides.

7. Kite Hunt:

Are you ready for a kite adventure? We have hidden some special kites all around the classroom or outdoor play area, and it’s your job to find them! Keep your eyes open and try to spot those kite shapes. Once you find a kite, bring it back to the designated spot. Let’s see who can find the most kites!

  • Before the activity, cut out several kite shapes from colored paper and hide them around the designated area.
  • Explain to the children that their task is to search for the hidden kites and bring them back to a designated spot.
  • Encourage the children to explore the area, looking for kite shapes.
  • As they find the kites, have them return to the designated spot and discuss the attributes of the kite shape together.

8. Kite Puzzles:

Kite Puzzles

Today, we have a puzzle challenge for you! We’ve cut out some kite shapes into puzzle pieces. Your mission is to put the pieces back together and reconstruct the kite. Can you solve the kite puzzles? Let’s give it a try!

  • Prepare kite puzzles by cutting out kite shapes from cardstock or construction paper and then cutting each kite into two or more pieces just like diy number puzzles
  • Mix up the puzzle pieces and give each child a set of pieces.
  • Instruct the children to reconstruct the kite by putting the puzzle pieces back together.
  • Encourage them to work individually or in pairs to solve the puzzles.
  • Once they have completed their kite puzzles, discuss the kite shape and ask them to describe the attributes of the shape.

Today, we’re going to create a colorful kite graph! Each of you will have some special kite-shaped stickers or cut-outs in different colors. We’re going to place these kites on a big grid and create a graph based on their colors. Are you ready to make a colorful kite graph?

  • Set up a large grid on a whiteboard or poster paper, labeling the axes if desired.
  • Give each child small kite-shaped stickers or cut-outs in different colors.
  • Instruct the children to place the kites on the grid, arranging them based on their colors making it one of the fun pictograph activities
  • Encourage them to create a graph by color-coding the kites.
  • Once they have finished, discuss the kite graph together, pointing out the different colors and their positions on the grid.

9. Kite Relay:

It’s time for a thrilling kite relay race! We have some kite-shaped objects placed at one end, and your mission is to run, pick up the kites, and place them in a basket at the other end. This activity will not only help us recognize the shape of a kite but also get our bodies moving and have some fun! Are you ready to soar through the Kite Relay?

  • Set up a start line and a designated spot at the other end of the playing area where the basket will be placed.
  • Place several kite-shaped objects, such as cut-outs or inflatable kites, at the starting line.
  • Divide the children into teams, with an equal number of participants on each team.
  • Explain the rules: Each team member will take turns running from the starting line to the kite-shaped objects, picking them up, and bringing them back to the basket at the other end. They should try to pick up one kite at a time and be careful not to drop them.
  • The next team member in line can start running only after the previous teammate has returned and placed the kite in the basket.
  • The relay continues until all the kites have been collected and placed in the basket.
  • The team that finishes first with all the kites in their basket is the winner.
  • After the relay, gather the children together to discuss the kite shape, emphasizing the attributes of the shape and congratulating the teams on their effort and teamwork.

Five real-life examples of kite-shaped objects

World is filled with several shapes and figures. Following are the various objects that resemble the kite shaped quadrilateral of the maths world in real life. 

  • Kaju Katli: This is a popular Indian sweet that is made from cashew nuts and sugar. It is typically diamond-shaped, with a flat surface and slightly tapered edges that resemble a kite.
  • Diamond engagement ring: Many engagement rings feature a kite-shaped diamond, which is also known as a “kite diamond.” The kite shape is a modified version of the traditional diamond shape, with one corner elongated to form a point.
  • Kite shield: This was a type of shield used by knights in medieval times. The kite shield was named for its kite-like shape, which was wide at the top and tapered down to a point at the bottom. It provided excellent protection for the knight’s legs and feet.
  • Kite-patterned clothing: Some clothing items feature a kite-shaped pattern, such as a blouse with a diamond print. The diamond shape is often associated with elegance and sophistication, and can add a touch of glamour to any outfit.
  • Kite-shaped window: Some architectural designs feature kite-shaped windows, such as the kite-shaped stained glass windows in the Notre Dame Cathedral. The kite shape allows for more natural light to enter the building while also adding a unique design element.


What an exciting adventure we’ve had with kites! We’ve learned so much about these flying wonders and explored their shapes, colors, and sizes. Through our kite activities, we’ve practiced our creativity, matching skills, and even conducted a cool science experiment. We hope that you enjoyed learning about kites and had fun with these activities.

Don’t forget, you can keep the fun going and continue exploring the world of kites with your family and friends. Take your homemade kites out for a spin and watch them dance in the sky. And next time you see a kite soaring in the breeze, you can impress your friends and family with all your new knowledge.

Thanks for joining us on this kite-tastic adventure. Keep on soaring!

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