Spring is fast approaching, and kite flying is a great way to get outdoors and into the sun. Some homeschoolers choose to host spacial events as a way to get all of the homeschooler’s together for some fun activity during the warmer months. Spring is a great time to get started. A kite flying day for your homeschooling group does not require you to be a part of any homeschooling co-op. Instead only the following elements are required.
1. Find a location
Start by finding a location that would be big enough to accommodate your estimated group. A local park or beach area that is close enough for most of the homeschool families that you plan to invite is probably best. During the spring months you typically do not have to reserve a spot. You can instead just pick a nice open field that you can use during the day. Many often find that the beach is the best option since it is usually windy by the water during the spring months, and there is no fee. Of course this can vary depending on where you live. Just be sure to take the time and research the best area closest to you.
2. Set the date and time
Next you will need to focus on setting the date and time for your kite flying day. The dilemma that usually hits when tying to plan a kite day is finding a day that is windy enough for your event. If you are going with the beach area, you may be able to pick a date and time one to two weeks ahead of time based on the local weather report. You can also check and see if there are any local kite festivals that are held yearly in your area. Kite festivals are usually planned at a set date based on the forecast from previous years.
3. Present the idea
You can start by presenting the idea to other homeschoolers in your area. Let them know about your idea for planning a kite day for the homeschoolers. Then they may be able to plan special activities related to kite flying just for the special event.
4. Make it educational
Making your special kite flying day educational can only enhance it. You can have each parent take a different subject and tie it into the kite flying day. For example one parent can choose to focus on Social Studies. They can look up the history on kite flying, and share this information with the kids. Perhaps even creating some worksheets for it. Another parent can create a make your own kite instruction kit. This way the kids can spend the morning making and decorating their own kites.