Kites in the Classroom was developed as part of my work towards a Masters of Education Studies in the early 1990s. For many years a version of this material was hosted on the website of the Australian Kite Association, but their website has disappeared, so to ensure that it remains available to teachers and students around the world I have decided to add it to my own website. If you have any questions or comments, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Peter Batchelor, 2011.

A suggested use for kites in upper primary and junior secondary classes.


An educational rationale for using kites in the classroom.

The technological impact of kites.

Suggestions about how kites might be used within schools.

Classroom material for students and teachers

Kites: A guide for students.

Kites: A brief history for students and teachers.

Worksheets and plans.


Additional plans

Newspaper Cody

Delta Conyne


Other resources

The American Kitefliers Association also has a publication called Kites in the Classroom. It is available free of charge at

You can find a wide variety of kite plans at the Kite Plan Base:

A free archive of all 50 issues of the long-running kiting magazine Kite Lines is available at

A free archive of Stunt Kite Quarterly is available at