# Lines and Shapes: Art - Grade K

Subject: Art

Lesson Objective: Have students identify and draw different shapes and count how many lines it takes to draw them.

Common Core Standard:

• Paper
• Crayons
• Whiteboard
• Markers

## Starter

Say/Do:

• Before class begins, place paper and crayons in the middle of each art table.
• Today, we are going to draw shapes and lines. We see shapes and lines everywhere in real life.
• The table is a shape, the building is a shape, even something like your smile is a shape. We also see lines in real life, too, more than you think. We see them on the road, the paper we write on, and on floors.

## Main

Say:

• Can you tell me what some shapes are?
• Write down each shape students mention on the whiteboard. Don't draw it yet.

Say:

• This is a great list! Does everyone know what these shapes look like? It’s okay if you don’t. I’ll draw them for you.
• Draw each shape on the whiteboard.

Say:

• Now that we can see our shapes, let’s think about what they all have in common. To start, these shapes are flat.
• We call these two-dimensional shapes—you can just call them 2D. These shapes also have closed sides. See how there aren’t any spaces between the corners of the shapes?
• Another thing that these shapes have in common is that their sides are made of lines. A line is straight and goes up and down, left and right, and from corner to corner.
• It can also be curved. A circle is made out of a curved line that connects.
• Draw a line on the whiteboard.

Say:

• When we connect lines together, we make shapes. For example, if we connect three lines like this, we make a triangle. If we connect four lines, we make a square.
• Draw a triangle and square and count the sides.

Say:

• Any questions so far?
• Erase your whiteboard and draw a circle, triangle, square, diamond, rectangle, pentagon, and hexagon.
• Be sure to include the names for each shape underneath. Review them with the class before you start the exercise.

Say:

• Take a piece of paper and two different colored crayons. With your first color draw one of the shapes you see on the whiteboard.
• Don’t show your neighbor what you’re drawing, so be sure to turn your paper over once you’re done.
• Give students time to draw the shape.

Say:

• Good job everyone! Now, remember that second crayon you took? Draw over each line, or side, with this new color and count out loud how many lines the shape has.
• Use your indoor voices! When you’ve finished, look up at me.
• Give students a chance to complete the task.

Say:

• Now, we will try to guess what some of the shapes you drew are. One at a time, we’ll ask you a question about your shape, but we always have to ask the person how many lines, or sides, the shape has.
• You can ask if the shape is long, tilted, or if it looks like a ball or a stop sign, or something else you’ve seen in real life.
• Call on a student from each art table.

Say:

• Okay. Let’s review as a class!
• Ask how many lines each shape has, and wait for students to answer back. Once you’ve finished this exercise, have them color in and decorate their shape as they please.

## Feedback

Say:

• When you go home today, look around your house and see if you can spot any of the shapes we talked about today.