Hello, March! On the chance that it comes in like a lion, I thought we should have a kite ready.
After years of searching for a kite fit for storytime, I came across this one from the blog Better in Bulk!
I made a double sided PDF to simplify things for you and the parents. Fold on the line, punch the hole, staple the staple. (Remember you don’t fold the corners being stapled). I cut a bunch of yarn which, theoretically, won’t be too heavy for the kite. I haven’t actually gotten to test it myself, but even just running around shows that it works pretty well.
Have the kids draw/color on the kite before it becomes a kite. I offered to do the stapling/hole punching myself and had an extra set on a table for the parents to use too.