Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Saturday I attended the ROCKE workshop in which they sponsored Susan Brumfield as a clinician.  I've mentioned this before, Susan was my pedagogy teacher for four years.  I adore her.  I worship her. I want to be her!! :)  She's a fountain of knowledge and every time I see her I learn SO much and Saturday was also a lot of good review.  I feel refreshed and ready to go back to the classroom after an extended spring break!

One of the things I'm going back to is treble clef review with my 4th and 5th graders as we get ready to "stick recorders in their hands."  Being spring and me wanting to find something different to do with the treble clef I created this kite activity.

The basic idea is that everyone gets a card.  For this reason, I created this activity in two versions: color and black & white.  I know I can't afford to print this out in color for my 200 4th and 5th graders but I could print them out on various colored paper!

They can either cut along the border or cut the actual shapes.  Then they get a string.  They must attach the ties onto their string that match the letters of the word that is spelled out on the kite.  Oh, and they must be in the correct order!  These can either be attached with tape or they could mount them onto a piece of construction paper.  

I used only words that did not have any repeating letters.  I wanted to see how many different pitches they knew.  Here are some of the colored cards:

Oh, and I made some blank cards.  These are designed for students to write their own words and use all the left over tags from all the other kites! :)

You can download the cards here.

I hope you all have a GREAT week!!


  1. Amy, I bought this activity. I see how you could attach a string to the kite. how did you attach the bows to the string? Thanks.

    1. Hi Linda,

      I used tape or staples. You could maybe lace them through too, but it might cover the letter names. Staples ended up being my preference.

      Thank you! :)



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