This is a great lesson I did with grade one and three. I loved the results and the kids had a great time exploring lines.
It’s always good to review what a line is with your students and go over ‘line’ words such as vertical, zig-zag, diagnal, curved, curly, etc. Give your student a large 18 x 12 piece of paper and tell them they need to start at the top of their paper and take a line for a ‘walk’ by making their line wander off and make curls, zig-zags, etc and not just make a straight line. It’s important to remind them that the line must end back at the bottom of the page.
The next part of the lesson involves the students filling in the spaces between the lines. This is where you can adapt this lesson depending on the grade levels. My grade one class painted in each section by making their own hues and this was a great way to review and practice making colors with the primary colors. Once the paper was dry they went over their lines with a thick black marker.
Grade three filled each section by making tints and shades of blue. The result was beautiful and they were all excited and happy with their finished work. Again, outlining each line with a thick black marker made the lines stick out.