Kites are designed to fly in the wind.
Although kites are used for sports and play today, in the past they were used for signalling, target practice, science experiments and even to deliver newspapers!
A scientist named Benjamin Franklin used a kite to prove that lightning is electricity.
The largest kite in the world is more than 55 metres tall.
You need a large open space to fly a kite safely.
There is actually sport called kite fighting .
Some kites are so large and strong that they can be used to lift a human into the sky.
It is easy to make your own kites at home, although nowadays you can buy very large and beautiful kites in stores.