Reference

Kites

Sites

* A simple history of kiting
This site includes pictures, and is good for school projects or homework.
* Bumblebee kite
Make a super simple kite.
* Colour a kite
Colour a kite online.
* Colouring in
Print out and colour in a cute mouse and kite colouring in picture.
* How to fly a kite
Gives lots of advice on where, when and how to fly your kite.
* Kite games
Print out some fun kite games and colouring in pictures.
* Kite history
A timeline and list of important people in the history of kites.
* Kite puzzles
Do some fun kite puzzles at National Geographic Kids. You can choose the type of puzzle, the picture and how many pieces!
* Kites
Read up on kites in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Great for projects or homework. If you are at home, you'll need your library card and PIN to access this resource.
* Kites and manutukutuku
Te Ara has a good short article about kites and manu tukutuku.
* Kites at Te Papa
Te Papa (The Museum of New Zealand) has lots of kites from the Pacific and other cultures in their collections. Take a look at them here.
* Kites in New Zealand
Read about kites in modern New Zealand.
* Kites in science
Kites have been a great help to scientists, to find out how - read this page from The Why Files.
* Names for kites in different languages
A list of some of the names for kites in different languages.
* Parts of a kite
Learn what the different parts of a kite are called.
* Take flight with kites
Read an article from National Geographic Explorer all about the invention and history of kites. If you are at home, you'll need your library card and PIN to access this resource.
* Traditional Maori kites
Learn about manu tukutuku on this page from Christchurch City Libraries.
* Types of manu tukutuku
Did you know there were 17 types of Maori kites? Read all about them here.
* Virtual kite zoo
Come and look at the first kite zoo! You can learn about the parts of a kite, different types of kite, the weird things kites have been used for and look up plans for slightly tricky kites too.
* What is a kite?
Some simple information about kites from Wikipedia.