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A Line is a Dot That Went for a Walk


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Use technology in the classroom and teach Kindergarten/1st grade about the different kinds of lines.

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A Line is a Dot That Went for a Walk

  1. 1. A Line Is a Dot That Went for a Walk By Paula Hrbacek © Please get out some paper and something to draw with. Click the mouse to advance the slides.
  2. 2. A little dot went for a walk. He took a step, and another step and another step. He made a line. <ul><li>Can you draw a line? Draw a line anywhere on your paper. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The little dot was happy. He started to skip. He made a dotted line. <ul><li>Can you make a dotted line? Draw a dotted line anywhere on your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>……………………………………………… . </li></ul>
  4. 4. He went right, and then left, and made a Z. He made one, two, three and made a zig zag line. <ul><li>Can you draw a zigzag? </li></ul>
  5. 5. The dot walked under a coconut tree. Poor little dot got bonked on the head. He was dizzy. He could hardly stand. His head was spinning. He made a curved line. <ul><li>Can you draw a curve? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The little line walked some more. He was still dizzy. He made a wavy line. <ul><li>Can you make a wavy line, too? </li></ul>
  7. 7. The little line was getting hungry. It made him feel skinny and light headed, so he made a thin line. <ul><li>Can you make a thin line, too? </li></ul>
  8. 8. He went to a food stand and bought some lunch. He had a hot dog, two orders of fries and a hot fudge sundae. He was feeling fat. He made a heavy line. <ul><li>Can you draw a heavy line, too? </li></ul>
  9. 9. The little dot had been walking all morning. He was tired. His steps got slower and heavier. He made a dashed line. <ul><li>Can you make a dashed line, too? </li></ul>
  10. 10. He went home and went to bed. That’s the story of a dot that went for a walk and made all kinds of lines. <ul><li>Now it’s your turn. Look at the lines you drew on your paper. Does it look like anything to you? Add more lines to your paper, and make it look like a picture. Color inside the lines. </li></ul><ul><li>The little dot made a line. What can you make? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Teacher’s Notes <ul><li>Age Level: K to 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Sunshine Standards: </li></ul><ul><li>VA.A.1.1 1. Uses 2-D media to depict art from imagination. 2. Uses materials and tools to develop basic processes and motor skills. 3. Distinguishes the differences of organizational structures (lines). 4. Uses good craftsmanship. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>The student drew each type of line as instructed. </li></ul><ul><li>The student turned the lines into some type of art work using their imagination, and with little help from others. </li></ul><ul><li>The student colored neatly. </li></ul><ul><li>For more group activities, visit the author’s web site, Projects by Paula, at . </li></ul><ul><li>Day Camp in Hawaii is a complete summer school program available at and Amazon Kindle. </li></ul>