Thursday, March 17, 2011

DNG Review: Kite Capers

He who forms the mountains,
who creates the wind,
and who reveals his thoughts to mankind,
who turns dawn to darkness,
and treads on the heights of the earth—
the LORD God Almighty is his name. ~Amos 4:13, NIV.

One of the things March is most noted for is wind. With wind comes thoughts of kite flying. What better time to learn more about kites, the history of kites, famous men who used kites, and wind?!

Guess what? There's a Download N Go available, to do just that! Kite Capers will help you learn all that, and more!

Download N Go units are 5-day studies, geared especially for your K-4 student. Older students can learn from them as well. My 11th grader worked on this with my first grader, and I think she had as much fun as Little Bit did! ;)

Download N Go units are full of information; notebooking pages, lapbooking elements, web links, and video clips. Kite Capers was full of videos of colorful kites at kite festivals around the world, as well as video instructions of how to make, and fly, kites, etc.

The daily objectives for Kite Capers are:

Day 1: What Is a Kite?
Day 2: The History of Kites
Day 3: Kite People and Places
Day 4: Science Secrets of Kites
Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Kites

One of the fun things we did was make our own little kite, from tissue paper....then we attempted to fly it. Apparently it wasn't windy enough the day we attempted to fly. But we had fun anyway!

We had fun drawing a new kite design each day, too. Choosing a favorite kite from all of the pictures we saw was a bit of a challenge, because we liked them all! I think my favorite style was the large octopus shape.

Kite Capers can be purchased for $7.95. Purchase it now, so you can learn when our National Kite Festival, in Washington, D. C. will be; it's coming up soon. You will also discover which month is National Kite Month!

Another thing I want to share today: It's Five Dollar Friday!! Today, until midnight (Mountain Time), you can purchase select Download N Go (5 day units) and Unit Study Adventures (4 week units) for only $5.00 each. Today they are: Gardens Unit Study Adventures, Oceans Unit Study Adventures, Spring Surprises Download N Go, and Tremendous Trees Download N Go.

One final thing: if you plan to attend, or wish you could attend, the MidWest Homeschool Convention March 31-April 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio, there is a contest running until Saturday, March 19 at 4pm EST for a family registration including Tim Hawkins tickets. You can find out more about this here.

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As part of the the Download N Go review team, I have been provided with a copy of this unit to use, review, and post about on my blog.

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