April alphabet challenge – K is for Kites


Kites had their beginning in China over three thousand years ago. They were made from bamboo for the frame and silk for the sail and bridle. In China kites had a mythical and religious element.

Kites have always appealed to children.  I come from North London where a favourite pastime in the 50s was flying a big box kite on the top of Parliament Hill Fields.

Kites are very popular in India, too, and there is a simple design for children to follow using thin sticks and tissue paper.

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