Fly With The Family Place

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Pre-K Adventure

 

 

                                                                                   

 

 

 

The Family Place is holding SEAze the Summer events all summer long! Every Friday from June 22 – August 31 join them at their Logan facility (1525 North, 200 West, Logan) to play in their Pirate playground and enjoy some SUMMER FUN with other families. All ages are invited~

 

 

 

 

For a home-based, kite-flying Adventure, check the ‘Basic’ level category.

 

 

 

Basic Adventure

 

The Family Place is holding their annual Fly With The Family Place kite flying event at Elkridge Park from 6:30pm-8pm on June 16.  Bring a kite for this Adventure or use one of ours and have some good old fashioned fun! Treats will be provided! This is a great event for families and kid’s of all ages!

 

Missed the official event?  No worries~ The Family Place is sponsoring a home-based kite flying Adventure as well.  Kite flying is a great way to help families work on their team skills and get to know each other.

 

Here are the guidelines for the home-based portion of this Adventure:

 

 

Gather the supplies needed to build your kite. You can use a kite you already have or search the internet for various kite building options. Here is one site to get you started: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Kite.  If you make your kite from scratch, this is a great opportunity to get to know each other by incorporating designs, quotes, and artwork that represents the individual making the kite.

 

 

Then the fun begins. Each family member takes a turn launching the kite and keeping it in flight. There are many articles and even videos like this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb4E8xkgQRQ) on-line if you need help learning the basics. How much wind is enough? How long should the kite’s tail be? In what direction and what method should you use to launch the kite.

 

 

There are many forces and factors that you must deal with that are beyond your control. Sometimes it may take the whole family working together to help someone get their kite in the air as everyone learns to adjust to and coexist with forces like the wind, specific characteristics of the kite, etc. Disaster may be just a moment away.  The range of possibilities for your kite can change in a moment. As a family you will learn that success can be on the edge of disaster. Pushing the kite, pushing the envelope, are metaphors for how to deal with the unknown forces that are not within our normal everyday environment. Quick reactions are required to deal with the ever changing environment.

Remember to debrief the experience with the family. Discuss not only how the way the kite represents the individual the made, or is flying it, but also explore how the experience can teach us about life and working together. What a great opportunity to have loads of fun while also helping our kids learn critical life skills that will serve them for years to come!

 

Super Achiever Adventure

 

SuperAchievers will want to share their new kite flying skills, and what they learned, with friends. Pull together a group of friends, or even organize a neighborhood kite-flying day. Gather everyone together to first build the kites, or invite people to bring their own kites. You can fly the kites as individuals or as teams.  You can add a little competition in the mix by giving awards for the best decorated kite, most colorful kite, highest flying kite, smoothest flying kite, etc.

 

Be sure to debrief the experience and explore all the things you can learn from flying a kite. After all– telling someone to go fly a kite doesn’t have to be a bad thing!!

Teen Adventure

 

The Family Place is holding their annual Fly With The Family Place kite flying event at Elkridge Park from 6:30pm-8pm on June 16.  Bring a kite for this Adventure or use one of ours and have some good old fashion fun! Treats will be provided! This is a great event for families and kid’s of all ages!

 

Missed the official event?  No worries~ The Family Place is sponsoring a hone-based kite flying Adventure as well.  Kite flying is a great way to help families work on their team skills and get to know each other. Here are the guidelines for this Adventure:

 

 

Gather the supplies needed to build your kite. You can use a kite you already have or search the internet for various kite building options. Here is one site to get you started: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Kite.  If you make your kite from scratch, this is a great opportunity to get to know each other by incorporating designs, quotes, and artwork that represents the individual making the kite.

 

 

Then the fun begins. Each family member takes a turn launching the kite and keeping it in flight. There are many articles and even videos like this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb4E8xkgQRQ) on-line if you need help learning the basics. How much wind is enough? How long should the kite’s tail be? In what direction and what method should you use to launch the kite.

 

 

There are many forces and factors that you must deal with that are beyond your control. Sometimes it may take the whole family working together to help someone get their kite in the air as everyone learns to adjust to and coexist with forces like the wind, specific characteristics of the kite, etc. Disaster may be just a moment away.  The range of possibilities for your kite can change in a moment. As a family you will learn that success can be on the edge of disaster. Pushing the kite, pushing the envelope, are metaphors for how to deal with the unknown forces that are not within our normal everyday environment. Quick reactions are required to deal with the ever changing environment.

Remember to debrief the experience with the family. Discuss not only how the way the kite represents the individual the made, or is flying it, but also explore how the experience can teach us about life and working together. What a great opportunity to have loads of fun while also helping our kids learn critical life skills that will serve them for years to come!

 

 

 

                                                                                   

 

Photo Location

Take a picture of your kite flying activity and post it to your social media sites with the hashtags #TheFamilyPlace and #MyDiscoveryDestination

This Adventure is Sponsored By

The Family Place

 

The Family Place is all about building stronger families in Cache and Rich Counties. Working with both parents and children, we are here to support good relationships and help develop new approaches to family life. We strive to build stronger families by hosting fun, family-focused events in the community as well as offer a variety of programs such as workshops, counseling, and our Kid’s Place.

 

The Family Place will always be known as a place for families of all kinds. We welcome anyone who wishes to grow closer to his or her family and learn with us!

 

 

Get More Information on our Website: http://thefamilyplaceutah.org/