April is National Kite Month, and we couldn’t help but get a little carried away. Check out our picks for beginner-friendly kites, and head to the park to watch them soar.
1. Lightweight and easy to launch, aGreatLife kites are the perfect introduction to kiting for small children. Available in playful designs like an ice cream cone with a cherry on top ($10) or cheery hotdog ($13), among others.
2. Into the Wind kite shop in Boulder stocks kites for beginners and kids, that are perfect for flying in lighter wind conditions—which is what we often encounter along the Front Range. Don’t miss the Batzilla kite ($23)—their most popular kite—or the Gunther Butterfly kite ($14).
3. Younger kids (age five and up) can discover the joy of flying a kite with Antsy Pants kites in three cute designs including a flamingo, shark, and fish ($12). Available at local Target stores and target.com.
4. Rocky Mountain Flag and Kite Co. in Englewood sells a variety of kites that are perfect for beginners. Check out their selection of Premier Large Easy Flyer kites, available in a variety of designs—like the Mikey Monkey kite ($32) and Dog Side of the Moon kite ($32).
See kites of all shapes and sizes soaring through the Colorado sky at the Arvada Kite Festival, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free annual event features music, food, local vendors, and plenty of open space to fly your own kites.