Practice and Explore Basic Lines


Begin with the basic lines. Printing basic lines lays the groundwork for all of the activities in this program. Exploring vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines again and again in multiple ways, and inventing new lines wires the brain for learning. This basic printing process trains hands, bodies and minds to work together.


Lines are all around us if we take time to notice. Take a moment to look all around this space – at the walls, floors, windows, furniture, and one another’s clothing, can you see any lines? This works outside too!

You might also have pictures (Where lines are clearly seen) available for discovering lines.

Charlestown Nursery class at Zakim Bridge
Charlestown Nursery class at Zakim Bridge


Introduce and demonstrate horizontal and vertical lines. Emphasize hand positions as you demonstrate.


Watch a Teacher


Share & Reflect

Variations & Extensions