Wednesday, March 16, 2011

DNG Kite Kapers Review

Who doesn't love kites? and Springtime? Looking for a fun way to beat the winter blahs and kick off a serious case of Spring Fever? Download N Go's Kite Kapers is the perfect way to do just that!

Each Download N Go Unit is geared to children K-4 but could easily be expanded to include older children as well. Planning and preparation is so easy because all the work is done for you. Everything you need is included--websites, videos, fun activities, and lapbook pieces. You can easily expand on it if you choose with more books and rabbit trails or you can use it as it is and have a wonderful study. I usually spend about 30 minutes or so over the weekend looking over the unit, printing, and putting books on hold so we are ready to go on Monday morning.

Here are the objectives we had this week:

Day 1: What is a Kite?

Day 2: The History of Kites

Day 3: People and Places of Kites

Day 4: Science Secrets of Kites

Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Kites

These are some of the books we chose to compliment our studies this week. There is a comprehensive booklist included in each unit.

Kite Kapers is so much more that just a study about kites. We learned about wind, weather, clouds, Ben Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, China, The Wright Brothers, China and several other countries.

As always, Amanda has included so many fun and interesting topics in a interesting and engaging way.

Take a look at some sample pages from Kite Kapers by clicking on the picture below.

One of the activities this week was to draw some of the different kinds of kites. Here are a few the boys drew.

We found some great kites at Sams Club this week so each of the boys picked out their favorite. They had about 10 different styles to choose from so needless to say, we were there quite awhile before the final decisions were made!

Noah's Kite

Micah's Kite

Unfortunately, the weather has not cooperated with us. We have had snow and rain for the last week. Hopefully, we will be trying these beauties out very, very soon!!

If you haven't tried DNG yet, I encourage you to check out Amanda's website. I cannot recommend her products highly enough.

See what other homeschool moms have to say at the Kite Kapers Blog Tour.

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Enter here for your chance to win a family registration and Tim Hawkins Live Tickets at the MidWest Homeschool Convention.

**Disclosure Statement** I was given a copy of this product, in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are those of myself or my children.

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