Friday, June 2, 2017

Wind and Kites Theme (UPDATED)

Wind and Kites Theme (UPDATED)


Talk about wind? – What does wind feel like? Blow softly on your arm. What sort of things move with wind? Trees, balloons, kites etc. Let’s read a couple of stories all about kites and wind today!

READ: Books

Little Critter: Just a Kite By Mercer
Olivia and the Kite Party By Alex Harvey
In the Wind By Elizabeth Spurr
 Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story By Will Hillenbrand
Wind By Carol Thompson
A Windy Day in the Spring by
Charles Ghinga
The Kite By Mary Packard  
W is for Wind By Pat Michaels
Wind By Marion Dane Bauer 
Flora's Very Windy Day By Jeanne Birdsall
Windblown By Edouard Manceau
When the Wind Blew By Alison Jackson

Kite Flying By Grace Lin
When the Wind Blows By Linda Booth Sweeney
Biscuit Flies a Kite By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Curious George and the Kite By H.A. Rey 

The Wind Blew By Pat Hutchins
One Windy Wednesday By Phyllis Root 


I Like Kites (Tune: Three Blind Mice)
I like kites, I like kites.
They fly high, they fly high.
They keep on spinning round and round,
Sometimes they even touch the ground,
They fly through the air without a sound.
Oh, I like kites! 

 Credit ChildCarelounge

My Kite (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
See my kite up in the sky
Flying past you, oh so high
With the wind, it moves so fast
Watch the clouds, moving past
See my kite up in the sky
Flying past you, oh so high! 

 Credit ChildCarelounge

I'm a Little Kite (Tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little kite up in the sky.
See me flying, oh, so high.
When the wind begins to blow and blow,
I twirl and swirl, just watch me go.

Credit ChildCarelounge

Five Little Kites…
Flannel Board One little kite in the sky so blue,

Along came another, then there were two.
Two little kites flying high above me;
Along came another, then there were three.
Three little kites, just watch them soar,
Along came another, then there were four.
Four little kites, so high and alive,
Along came another, then there were five.
Five little kites dancing ‘cross the sky,
What a sight to see, way up so high!

Credit nuttin but preschool 

Let’s Go Fly A Kite…
Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest heights

Let’s go fly a kite, & send it soaring, Up to the atmosphere,
up where the air is clear, oh, let’s go fly a kite.
Credit Nuttin But Preschool

Five Little Kites…
Five little kites, way up in the sky say hi to the clouds, as they pass by.

Say hi to the birds, say hi to the sun, and say hi to the airplane, oh what fun.   Then swish went the wind, and they all took a dive: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Credit Nuttin But Preschool

Kite Dancing…
Pretend to be kites, the children can leap and dip to music and pull gauze scarves through the air to simulate the kite tails. Credit Nuttin Nut Preschool

My Kite…
The Farmer In The Dell
My kite is up so high, my kite is up so high, Oh my, just watch it fly, My kite is up so high.
My kite is falling down..   My kite is falling down   Oh dear just watch it fall….   My kite is falling down
The wind has caught my kite….   The wind has caught my kite   Oh what fun…I’m on the run..   The wind has caught my kite..
My kite is up so high……   My kite is up so high   Oh my, just watch it fly…..   My kite is up so high Credit Nuttin But Preschool

GAME: Teddy Bear Game- use paper teddy bears (diecuts or precut coloring sheet or clip art bears with the little instruction sheet (see below for things to do with your bears)

·        shout hooray with bear

·        let the bear dance on your toes

·        Kiss your teddy’s nose

·        Give bear a hug

·        Stretch your arms up the sky with bear

·        dance with your bear

·        sit with legs out in front and stretch the bear down to your toes


If your happy and you know it (intro song)

Bean bag song #3- on bean bag CD

**Cool Bear Hunt Song # 3 Dr. Jean Silly Songs

Toe leg knee song from green Jim Gill CD

I took a bath in a washing machine #4 Jim Gill CD (use colorful scarves)

The Tempo marches on with egg shakers from Orange Jim Gill CD

Silly Dance Contest #8 Jim Gill Cd (use scarves again if you wish)

ABC song (use egg shakers)

#2 Hands are for clapping Song Yellow Jim Gill CD


Make Wind Wands using crafts sticks (Tongue depressor size) with colored crepe paper and tape . Blow with your mouth or twirl around with your wands!

You can also do wind worksheet with pieces/shapes to make an animal with the shapes from the book Windblown book link here.