Lines part 2

During a group discussion we talked about all the places we can find lines on our playground.
We see lines everywhere we look. The fence, the slide, the ladder, the balance beam, and sticks are just a few of the answers we got from the children. I asked about where the sticks came from and from sticks we got to branches and from branches we had the realization that all the trees on our playground are lines. The trunks are thick, fat lines and the branches are thinner lines. 



In our studio we invited the children to draw and paint lines. 
Branches in a glass bottle became the inspiration. 
We supplied varying shades of grays and brown watercolor pencils and paper. 
They did the rest. 






In a related loose parts activity the children created tree compositions using twigs.













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