A  KITE     

QR Code Chapter 08


Learn and enjoy this poem

I often sit and wish that I

Could be a kite up in the sky,

And ride upon the breeze and go

Whichever way I chanced to blow.

                                                            A kite in the sky.

A child lying on his bed is thinking something.

New words

Blow         breeze           chanced   kite   sit           

Let's read

I can fly a kite.

I love to sit under a tree.

Reading is fun

  • What does the child wish to be?
  • What does the child wish to do with the breeze?

 Let's talk

  • What would you like to be?
  • Imagine you are a bird in the sky. Describe what you will feel when you see a kite flying near you.

Say aloud











Do you know more words with these sounds?

 Let's share

  • What are the different things that fly in the sky?
  • If you had wings, where would you fly?

Trace on the rain patterns.

Rains coming from clouds to be traced.     

    Rains coming from clouds to be traced.  

   Rains coming from clouds to be traced.

Use the picture clues to draw pictures of the day sky and night sky in the windows.

Colour the pictures.

A child has woken up in his bed and behind him is a window, in which it is written, day sky.  

A child is sleeping in his bed and behind him is a window, in which it is written, night sky.

You see them all in the sky. Fill in the blanks by choosing words from the box.

stars        sun        cloud          rainbow     moon

The sun

The Moon


A rainbow, which is an arc of different colors in the clouds.

Stars in the sky



Read and enjoy this story

A child painting a kite using painting colors.

Sundari was a big red, white and blue kite. When Bobby made her she smiled at him.

"You are beautiful and I will call you Sundari," he said.

One day, Bobby took Sundari to the fair.

The band was playing and everyone was smiling.

A merry-go-round was playing a happy little tune. It was carrying lots of boys and girls round and round on its wooden animals.

Bobby looked for an open space where he could run and fly his kite. Sundari looked too.

Out in the grass ran Bobby, holding up his kite as high as he could.

The child with his kite in a garden, the kite has a tail, which is held by a dog from its mouth.

Puff! The wind c ame alo ng. Sundari started to fly up! But she could not go very

high. A little dog was holding on to her long tail. It was in his mouth.

Bobby shooed the dog away. "We'll try again," Bobby said.

This time Sundari leaped up in the air. She tugged hard. Oh, how she wanted Bobby to let go of her string! She gave a big tug. Bobby had to let her go.

"Wheee!" cried Sundari. "Now I can fly as high as I please!"

And away she went. She flew up, up, up in the air.

The kite flew away and the boy is surprised.

(Adapted from 'Cleo' by Ruth Dixon)

New words

band        dizzy        smile        string        tug        wind

Let's read

I feel dizzy on a merry-go-round.

 The band was playing a tune.

Reading is fun

  • Who made Sundari?
  • Why did Bobby call his kite 'Sundari'?
  • Did Sundari fly very high at first?
  • What made Sundari really happy?

Let's talk

  • Do you like to fly kites?
  • Who helps you to fly kites?

A boy is flying a kite and a girl standing besides him is holding a roll of thread. There is another boy standing holding a kite in his hand.

Let's share

  • Tick the objects you need to fly a kite. Colour the kite.

  A stick


A basket


A piece of paper.         


A ball         


A thread roll


A glue


A pair of scissors

pair of scissors

A kite

Name the objects in your own language.

Trace over the dotted lines

  Some dotted lines and patterns to be traced.

Lets do

Look at the pictures and tell the story in your own words.


A girl is standing in the rain holding an umbrella.

A crow is trying to snatch away the girls' umbrella.

The crow flew away with the umbrella.

The umbrella is now hanging from a tree and it has become a nest for little crows.


Rearrange the following sentences in the right order to make it into a story on the left page.

  • A wind blows.
  • It is raining.
  • The crow flies away with the umbrella.
  • The girl has an umbrella.
  • The umbrella is now a nest.
  • The umbrella hangs from a tree.

 Now say the story in English using the words rain, wind, crow, nest, is, has, blows, flies.

Let's read and write

Words crow, girl, nest, tree and wind to be traced.


 Poem — A Kite

 Story — Sundari

Teacher's Pages 


In this unit we introduce children to sounds like blow, whoosh, puff, whiff, dizzy, shooed, shoo, woof, and woo. Encourage children to listen to all the sounds on their way to school. Let them discuss the ones that were pleasant and those that were not. You can also ask them to recite different rhymes involving animal sounds.

  • Develop pronunciation
  • Have a reading session of the story 'Sundari'. Let each child be given a fewlines to read.

  • Exposure to language
  • Continue to use sight words in the classroom. Here you can put up the following words and get the children to repeat after you.

    door       tree        window

  • Develop speaking skills
  • Divide your class into four groups: 1,2,3,4

     Enjoy this short play with children saying:

     All children    :    1,2,3,4,5

    Group-1        :    Whoosh! Whoosh! Once I caught a fish alive.

    Group-2        :    6, 7, 8, 9, 10

                                   Woof! Woof!Then I let it go again.

    Group-3      :   11, 12, 13, 14, 15

     Shoo! Shoo! Why did you let it go?

    Group-4      :   16, 17, 18, 19, 20

         Blow! Blow! Because it bit my finger so.

    Group-1, 2,3 :    Which finger did it bite?

    Group-4        :    This little finger on myright.

    Let all children clap their hands and say this entire rhyme once again.

    Through play, children develop the habit of establishing and following instructions which will help them throughout their lives. Playing in groups helps them to exercise self control. It also gives an opportunity to the teacher to observe and improve children's social understanding and attitudes.

  • Develop writing skills / fine motor coordination
  • Introduce A to Z in capital letters. Write from a to z on the blackboard. Let the children write and read from the board and from the picture dictionary. Use Activity Sheets and a notebook for further practice.

    Let children move in a single line saying, "Puff, puff goes the train".

  • Raising awareness
  • Involve the children in a kite making

    activity. They can either decorate their        

    class or the trees outside with the        

    kites they have made. They can talk        

    about festivals when kites fly in the        



    Any coloured paper,

    strings and straws / twigs.