Floating Down the Avenue
Gather a small group of kids on a blustery day.
It doesn't matter if it's spring or fall,
or even mid summer.
Just make sure it's a windy day.
The more wind, the better!
Grab a large tarp, or an old blanket. Even a sheet will work - if you can get it out of the linen closet without getting caught by mom!
Here's what you do next . . .
Face the wind. Make sure someone your size is standing about four feet across from you. (They should be facing the wind too!) Now tie the bottom corner of the material you chose to the belt loop in the middle of the back of your pants. If you are small, you may have to have someone else tie it. Grab the top corner of the same material and stretch your arms high above your head. Make sure the person next to you is doing the same! Wait for a BIG gust of wind to swoop at you -
Then . . .
Let the wind take you!
Let it lift you up!
Let it float you down the avenue!!
After you have landed several feet away,
Try to stop laughing and giggling, and let the excitement of your mini-flight calm a bit.
Then . . .
Try flying again and again!