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11 Lines and Lines

Whose Line is It?

Today, there is a cricket match in Fatima's school. Fatima, Jasbir and Raima have each brought their own stump from home.

They keep these in a corner of the room.

A girl  keeps a stump in standing position, such that the pointed part of the stump faces upwards.

Fatima keeps her stump in standing position.

A boy keeps a stump in slanting position, that is a little tilted to one side.

Jasbir keeps his stump in slanting position.

A girl  keeps a stump in sleeping position.

Raima keeps her stump in sleeping position.

To show others how they have kept their stumps, they draw lines in a notebook.

Fatima draws a standing line.

Jasbir draws a slanting line.

Raima draws a sleeping line.

Match the picture of each child with the correct line.

A paper is divided into three parts. There are some standing lines drawn in the first part of the page, some slanting lines are drawn below them and two sleeping lines are drawn at the bottom of the page.

Here are some standing lines, slanting lines and sleeping lines. Now draw some more such lines.

  A boy is drawing lines  in his notebook using the side of his pencil box.  A girl is drawing lines  in her notebook using the side of her scale.A girl is drawing lines  in her notebook with her hand.

Ekta's lines are not straight. These are  curved.  Draw more curved lines by joining the dots.

A girl is drawing curves by joining dots in a notebook.

 Fun with Lines

A digital clock, which is a square shaped screen set on a stand, is showing the time twelve thirty and day Thursday.

Jigyasa has a clock. She can read the time written in numbers and also the day of the week. The numbers and letters are made with straight lines.

Jigyasa made more numbers and letters with used matchsticks.

A girl is making numbers and letters on the floor using matchsticks. She has written letters A B, numbers ninety eight and thirty two.

  • Collect used matchsticks. Have fun making numbers and letters with these.
  • Is there any number or letter that you cannot make with matchsticks?
  • Now write some numbers using straight lines.
  • What about writing letters using straight lines? Which ones are easy?
  • Find out where else numbers and letters are written with straight lines.

Dancing Lines

A traffic policeman is giving directions. His one arm is looking like a standing line and the other is looking like a sleeping line.

Remya saw a traffic policeman giving directions to vehicles.

Does a traffic policeman sometimes make curved lines? ............

Remya tried to act like a traffic policeman. She made many straight and curved lines. It was fun. It looked like dance.

Try the dance steps given below and enjoy like Remya.

Some dance steps and a dancer.

Several classical dance forms such as Bharatanatyam and Odissi use geometrical movements. Children can be encouraged to look for different lines or shapes in pictures or T.V. programmes.

Designs with Dots

Join the dots with curved or straight lines. Make your own designs.

There are a lot of dots on a sheet of paper. Some dots are  joined with curved and straight lines to form a fish, a flower and a rangoli design too.

Lines in Pictures

Nancy saw these pictures made by folk artists.

Look for different types of lines — curved, standing, slanting and sleeping.

A picture drawn using curved, standing, slanting and sleeping lines. There is a tree, a cart, a dog, a hen, a snake and few men and women.

Draw some more pictures like these.