This file includes kites, wind, hurricanes and tornadoes.
See also Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Weather.



Wind

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. (Kahlil Gibran)


Page Toppers


Wind Song

(Lillian Moore)

When the wind blows
The quiet things speak.
Some whisper, some clang,
Some creak.

Grasses swish
Tree tops sigh
Flags slap
And snap at the sky.
Wires on poles
Whistle and hum.
Trash cans roll.
Windows drum.

When the wind goes--
Suddenly
then,
the quiet things
are quiet again.

Go Wind

(Lillian Moore)

Go wind, blow
Push wind, swoosh.
Shake things
take things
make things
fly.
Ring things
swing things
fling things
high.
Go wind, blow
Push things--wheee!
No, wind, no.
Not me--
Not me!


Who Has Seen the Wind

(Christina Rossetti)

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.


Wind Blows

(E. M. Hepburn)

No animal sleeps well on windy night.

Cope with his own hard world he barely can,
And wind engages him beyond the bounds
Of what is known, and his; of what is now.

Wind blows
From very strange and far and long ago.
Wind blows
Across the seas, the upthrust hills,
The verdured valleys and the drifting sands.

Wind blows
From past and into future; and its sound
Is not the sound of place encircled
Or of time at stay.

Its vast impermanence can be endured by day
But haunts, however drowsily, the dark.

No animal sleeps well on windy nights.


from The Wayward Wind

(Patsy Cline)

Oh, the wayward wind is a restless wind,
A restless wind that yearns to wander,
And he was born the next of kin,
The next of kin to the wayward wind.


Pin Wheels

This works easier with thin paper because it folds easier. Green dot and pink gingham look good together. Red gingham and deep blue star also look good. Cut two squares out of different colored paper (for three pinwheels down the side of a page make the squares a little over 2 inches). Adhere the squares back to back with the tape runner. Use plenty of tape in the center and all the corners.
Next make four cuts--one from each corner toward the center. You need to go a little over half way to the center.
Next make the folds--which ever paper is on the top is the one that will end up showing the most. First put the square on the table with one corner facing you. Fold the right side of that corner up to the center. Give the square a quarter turn to the left and fold up that right corner to the center. Continue all around. You can just tape down the folded pieces or you can but a small star or dot sticker in the center to help hold them and cover up the points. Add cut paper sticks or draw them with pens.
Use the title "Spring fun".


Songs about Breezes


Songs about the Wind



Hurricanes and Tornadoes


The Hurricane

(Luis Pales Matos)

When the hurricane unfolds
Its fierce accordion of winds,
On the tip of its toes,
Agile dancer, it sweeps whirling
Over the carpeted surface of the sea
With the scattered branches of the palm.


Songs about Hurricanes


Songs about Tornadoes and Cyclones


Songs about Gales



Kites


Page Toppers and Facts


Songs about Kites


Kite Days

(Mark Sawyer)

A kite, a sky, and a good firm breeze
And acres of ground away from trees.
And one hundred yards of clean, strong string
O boy, O boy! I call that Spring!


A Kite

I often sit and wish that I
Could be a kite up in the sky,
And ride upon the wind and go
Whichever way I chanced to blow.


Kite Page

Make a kite pattern with two smaller triangles at the top and two larger ones at the bottom. Cut four photos into the triangle shapes and mat them with photo paper, leaving a narrow edge.
Draw a tail with a black pen and use small pieces of paper for those things you see tied on a kite string. Make smaller kite shapes to journal on.