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Wind and Air Preschool and Kindergarten Activities and Kite Crafts.
Wind and air are blowing into town for this month's theme. Children will explore both phenomenon through song, literature, science, movement, math, and art. They will have hours of learning fun making wind socks, painting with straws, conducting science experiments, matching kites, racing cotton balls, spelling in bubbles and many more activities and games starring wind and air as the central attractions.

Samples of our more than 90 wind and aircrafts, preschool activities, games, and printables available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

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The Wind Blew literacy activities

The Wind Blew
Literacy Activities

Wind and Kites crafts and artwork


Wind and Kites
Arts and Crafts

W - Wind folder games

W - Wind
Folder Game

Kites Patterns

Kites Patterns
Games

Kites crafts and rhymes

Kites
Crafts and Rhymes

Kites Word Family game

Kites
Word Family

Kites Sight Words Game

Kites
Sight Words

Windy Walk Emergent reader booklet

Windy Walk
Emergent Reader

Wind / Air word wall

Wind / Air
Word Wall

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Wind - air science activities preschool and kindergarten

Key Science Concepts
Wind can move things.
Wind is moving air.

1. Discuss that the wind can move things. The wind moves the clouds in the sky. It can move sailboats on the water. Together with children, think and demonstrate different ways they can make the air move and create a breeze (blowing, waving the hands, using a fan, etc.). Ask if they know of any tools or machines that moves air (hair dryers, fans, etc.).

 

 

Discuss with children that in the story "The Three Little Pigs" the wolf uses the air from his lungs to blow the pigs' houses down. Explain that when air moves it is called wind. Strong winds are able to move heavy objects effortlessly.

Explain to children that air is invisible to the human eye and impossible to feel until it moves. Ask children to hold their breath for five seconds and then breathe out and while holding a hand in front of their mouth to feel the air. Talk about how air helps to move things such as kites, parachutes, birds, leaves, etc.

Hand out a ping pong ball to each child and let them blow and move the ball around the floor. Expierence with different strengths of blowing and different distances and angles from the ball.

Science Table
Provide a variety of objects (straw, twigs, wooden blocks, ping pong balls, Lego blocks, leaves, different sized rocks, paper, balloons, etc.). Let children use their breath or a straw to blow and try moving the objects around the table without touching them. Children will discover which objects they can move and which they can't. Let children record their findings.

Extension:
Let children use a blow-dryer to move the objects.


Wind Activities and Rhymes
wind and air theme on KidsSoup.com

The Playful Wind
Original Author Unknown

The wind came out to play one day. (Cup hands and pretend to blow like the wind.)
He swept the clouds out of his way. (Make a sweeping motion with hands.)
He blew the leaves and away they flew. (Make fluttering motions with fingers.)
The trees bent low and their branches did too! (Lift arms up high and lower them.)
The wind blew the great big ships at sea. (Repeat sweeping motion.)
The wind blew the kite away from me. (Cup hand over eyes and tilt head as if watching kite go.)

 

I See the Wind
Original Author Unknown
(Tune: Hush Little Baby)

I see the wind when the leaves dance by. (Wave hands in front of body.)
I see the wind when the clothes wave "Hi!" (Wave hello.)
I see the wind when the trees bend low. (Put arms over head and bend to the side.)
I see the wind when the flags all blow. (Stand up and wave arms above head.)
I see the wind when the kites fly high. (Stretch arms up high.)
I see the wind when the clouds float by. (Put arms down and wave hands gently.)
I see the wind when it blows my hair. (Lift hair with hands.)
I see the wind 'most everywhere! (Hold hands out with palms up.)

Wind and kite coloring pages and other activities found on the web
kite coloring craft kite writing Make & Decorate a Colorful Kite Stained Glass Kite Craf Balloon Rockets
Stained Glass Kite Craft Balloon Rockets

 

Free Wind-Catcher Craft

 

What you need:

Plastic grocery bag
Black Sharpie
Crepe streamers (optional)
Stapler
Yarn
Scissors

wind catcher craft Kidssoup

What you do:

Hand out a grocery plastic bag and a Sharpie to each child. Press the plastic grocery bag flat in front of them. Let children draw eyes, eyebrows, and a nose on the plastic bag. Explain that the bag opening will be the mouth of the air catcher. If desired, staple some crepe streamers to the top for hair. Tie the ends of a 2-foot long piece of yarn to the two handles of the plastic grocery bag. On a windy day, let children take their "Wind-Catcher" outside to try to catch the wind. Let children hold the yarn in their hands and let the wind fill the "Wind-Catcher."

 

 

Wind and Air Book Suggestion

 

Air is all around us The wind blew book I face the wind book a kite day Kite flying

Air Is All Around You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

The Wind Blew I Face the Wind (Science Play) A Kite Day (Bear and Mole) (Bear and Mole Story) Kite Flying
Kites fly high The boy and the wind and the kite book Kites    
Kites Sail High (Ruth Heller World of Language) The Boy, The Kite, and the Wind Kites    

 



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