Teaching the Kono Box Kite (Art Focus)

Level: Intermediate (3-5/6)
Grade from: 5
Grade to: 5
Length: Teacher Presentation: 30 minutes. Art/Decoration: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Kite Assembly: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Post Discussion: 20 minutes. Total: 130 - 170 minutes.

Focus: 

Students create concentric designs, applying light, medium and dark values with Conte crayon.

Curriculum Integration: 

Developed and tested in conjunction with a local school and a visual arts consultant, this lesson plan was designed to integrate Washington State visual arts learning standards with a kite making activity. With specific targets, criteria and instructions, this lesson creatively teaches art learning standards.

Art Criteria Met:

Recognizes and uses spatial devices and concepts to dreat depth

Recognizes and demonstrates a range of values

Materials: 

Lesson Planning: Lesson plan (PDF file)

Purchase Kite Kits: Kono Box Kite Kit (with paper pattern, spars, flying line & winder), per student

Materials You Supply: Scissors; markers, pens, crayons, and/or watercolors; Scotch tape (clear, not “Magic”); water cup, per student

OR

Printable Kite Template: Kono Box Kite Template (PDF file) (requires 4 pieces of 11”x17” bond paper, per student)

Kite Kit Instructions: Kono Box Kite Instructions (PDF file) plus materials (spars, tubing, line, and winder) as specified in instructions.

View the lesson plan (PDF file) for detailed instructional strategies.