When was the last time you flew a Kite? I can’t remember so shame on me. I do remember complaining to my Dad that “there’s nothing to do”. The response I got was “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”.
When we made a decision to unplug and slow down we found it difficult to find activities our kids enjoyed that did not include loud music and video games.
Let’s Go Fly a Kite – Today is a Good Day
So here I am having made a commitment to find an activity that fit our mandate to unplug and do something quiet.
As bloggers we read and write all day. We come across many interesting children’s toys and activities.
I stumbled over KickFire Classics Kadavu Kite through my daily reading and asked Rebecca Seamons at KickFire if we could write a review in exchange for a Kite.
The Kite arrived and it sat waiting . . . abandoned . . . waiting for good weather. Finally the perfect day was upon us!
We took the opportunity and rushed to our local park.
Unpackaging the Kadavu and setting it up only took two minutes.
There are only 3 pieces to assemble. And once you fit the rod that stretches the material and tie the string to the Kadavu Kite it is ready to fly.
It also includes a compact storage bag to store it in when you are done – which is awesome!
With a couple of minutes of instruction with the kids on how to launch the Kadavu Kite we had it Flying.
The first thing I noticed was how quiet our activity was.
Aside from some giggling and laughter and the sound of the Kite ruffling in the wind I was sooo grateful for the absence of noise.
Flying a kite doesn’t mean you just stand still. I highly recommend running around with your kite and watch what happens.
No video games or music and no phones. I think they fly Kites in Heaven.
Keep in Mind these Common Safety Precautions
- Don’t fly near people, especially young children.
- Stay away from roads. Landing a kite in a road could cause a serious accident.
- Keep clear of electric power lines, electrical signs, and TV and radio aerials.
- Don’t fly near airports.
- Watch for strong winds. Only a steady breeze is required to fly the average Kite.
- Never fly in stormy weather. Wet lines are conductive to electricity! Remember Ben Franklin?
- Consider wearing gloves to protect your hands.
- Make sure there are no dogs around when you land your kite.
- Don’t let a young child fly a kite that needs more than a 30-pound flying line.
- Watch out for rocks and holes while running with your kite.
- Abandon a kite before risking your life to rescue it from trees or telephone poles. In the long run, you’ll be better off buying a new kite.
No Age Limit to Having Fun
Sometimes the simplest activity creates the most memorable experiences.
Look at the girls together; big sister mentoring little sister and little sister loving the attention she gets from big sister.
Just over 50 Years later we will go to theatres and watch the remake of Mary Poppins.
And let’s anticipate the next interpretation of the song, “Let’s go Fly a Kite”