April is National Kite Month, and now that the weather is finally getting warmer, a relaxing way to spend a spring afternoon is by heading out to an open space or park and flying a kite. For once, you can actually embrace the Northern Colorado wind instead of complaining about it.

Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart, kite flying is a universal activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and physical ability levels. With April typically being the windiest month of the year for most places in the United States, it definitely makes for the ideal time to let out the line and watch your kite soar high in the sky. As the first month in spring, April was chosen for celebrating National Kite Month because of the way it perfectly encompasses hope, happiness, and potential after a long, cold winter.

Kites come in all different colors, shapes and sizes - making for a beautiful sight when sailing across the sky. If you're searching for somewhere to buy one, Hobby Town, Clothes Pony and Dandelion Toys in Old Town Fort Collins, Walmart, and Target should all have some great options available in-store to browse through. Into The Wind on Peal Street in Boulder also has a huge selection of traditional and stunt kites, as well as lines and accessories.

And, if you need anymore inspiration to get outdoors and go fly a kite, there's always this: