Play With The Wind

One of the best ways to learn about math and physics at the same time is to play with the wind! Here are some of the fun things you can do with the wind located here on Fran's World of Discovery:

Fly a Kite -  How kites works, how to make and fly them. Includes stunt kites.


Bird Watch - Bird watching activities, bird treat ideas, and links to bird-related activities and information.


Blow Bubbles - Experiment with bubbles by making your own solution, and links to information to learn about what's so fascinating about bubbles and bubble experiments.


Fly Paper Airplanes - Get instructions for making paper planes, tips and suggestions for flying them, and Guinness info.


Pom-Pom Shooter - Watch how the wind can carry a pom-pom and predict where it will land.


Play with Balloons - Information about balloons and instructions for the game Balloon Badminton.


Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride - Hot air balloon resources including the history of the first flight, the inventors, how it work, and printable activities and craft ideas. Plus activity suggestions and videos.





National Ride The Wind Day is celebrated on August 23 of each. It is meant to celebrate the anniversary of the first human-powered flight to win the Kremer Prize. Here are some of the fun ways you can celebrate the day as a family!


Hang glide - Paraglide - Windsurf - Play Frisbee - Make a Paper Sailboat

Make a Windmill 

To Learn More About National Ride The Wind Day please visit the following sites:


National Day Calendar: National Ride the Wind Day


Days of the Year: Ride the Wind Day


Time & Date: Ride Like The Wind Day



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