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Flying the Dragon
Fun facts for readers of the children's middle grade novel FLYING THE DRAGON by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
Here's the follow-up to Cliff Quinn's instructions for making a rokkaku kite. Once you've made your kite, this shows you how to attach the bridle. Watch the basics with a diamond kite, then see where to attach the strings on a rokkaku kite at the end of the video. Happy Flying!
Thank you to educator Elizabeth Richardson for creating this Flying the Dragon book trailer!
Teaching In Japan
Gaithersburg Book Festival 2012 - Natalie Dias Lorenzi - YouTube
More about the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival in Washington, DC, including the rokkaku kite battle, modern kite-making, and the children's best handmade kite contest.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival Rokkaku Kite Battle in Washington, DC.
Meet illustrator Kelly Murphy and find out how she comes up with such gorgeous book jacket covers! Take a peek at the sketches she made while brainstorming ideas for the FLYING THE DRAGON cover. I love the final cover...which one do you like best?
Healthy Bento Lunches
Healthy Toddler Lunches
Bento Box Lunch
If only Skye had known about these! Bento Lunch Boxes - Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids - Parenting.com
Cherry Blossom Theme
See the cherry blossoms up close in Washington DC with this video from the US Park Service.
Painting & Drawing
Cherry Blossom Art
Paint your own cherry blossom tree with black and pink paint, a straw and a paintbrush.
Middle Grade Books
School Library Journal
Flying the Dragon, a middle grade novel by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
Flying the Dragon
Senior Citizen Activities
Change Of Heart
Build your own rokkaku kite with Cliff Quinn.
How To Make Paper
Hiroshi and Grandfather made their kites from bamboo and washi paper. Learn about the art of creating washi paper here!