Kite Flying Day? Plus GRAND Social No. 242 link party for grandparents

Kite Flying Day?

Now, I don't know about you but I certainly don't consider early February prime time for kite flying. Not in Colorado, anyway. It's too darn cold for flying fun, and any breeze blows in more hurricane like than gentle enough to lift colorful kites to wondrous heights.

Nevertheless, February 8 — this Wednesday — is National Kite Flying Day, special celebration of getting outdoors and letting your freak flag, err, kite fly. Up to the highest heights.

So grab the kids, a couple of kites, and go for it!

Weather not in your favor? Then grab the kids and the makings for a few, and create a kite or two. For when the weather's just right.

Here's a simple tutorial for making kites (that will fly) using materials most grandmas have readily on hand.


Whether fashioning kites or flying them, happy National Kite Flying Day to you and yours!

GRAND Social No. 242

Happy GRAND Social day, too! I appreciate you linking and reading!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.