Ever had one of those wild, windy days at school? The ones that drive kids crazy and they just run and scream around the yard? Tuesday was one of those days for us. We decided to just go with the (air)flow *pun intended*. We channelled that energy into some fun learning.
I went inside and collected some scissors, a ball of wool and two plastic bags. I tied the wool to each handle and then made a little loop at the other end of the wool to hold onto. I picked up my makeshift kite and ran through the yard with it flapping in the wind behind me. This sparked some interest and I was inundated with requests for a similar kite. 15 or so kites later the children were running through the playground with their own kites flapping in the breeze.
It was so windy that even if we stood still the wind picked up our kites and danced with them. One girl stood there fascinated by the wind’s behaviour. She said to me, “Look at this. The wind will pick it up in a minute.” And so it did and the delight in her eyes was enchanting. Sometimes impromptu lessons like this are the best.