The focus of this lesson was the art element of line. During one class period, we looked at photographs and artworks and discussed how lines are all around us. I believe kids are natural explorers and love to look around and find lines in the environment! Next, we made a line chart while we were on the rug. Finally, they went to the tables to create their own line charts. I created more excitement by letting them know that the following week they would be learning how to draw a cake and decorating it with all kinds of beautiful line designs!
I have to give credit to Explorations in ART the K edition. I have found it a wonderful resource for ideas. That's where I found the line chart lesson. The birthday cake idea probably came to me because I was craving a piece of cake!