Learning About Lines with Extension Activities

Line Card Activities

Three Period Lesson












Introducing lines and their names.  Start with 3 types of lines and increase the number as your child shows readiness.  Depending on the line, you could use different names to describe it.  Ensure to use consistent vocabulary when you are doing an activity. 


(NOTE: a line could be called “thin” or “straight” or “vertical.”If you introduce it that day as “straight” use that vocabulary continue to use it for activities you do that day.When your child has mastered the vocabulary, you can explain that we can also call it by another name. The next time you do the activity, it could be “thin” if you had a “thick” line.)







Start with 3-5 pairs of lines and increase the number of pairs as your child shows an understanding of the activity


Start with 3-5 pairs and add more to increase difficulty

  1. Lay the cards in rows, face down.

  2. Take turns, turning over any two cards.

  3. If the two cards match, keep them.

  4. If they don't match, turn them back over.

  5. Remember what was on each card and where it was.

  6. Watch and remember during the other player's turn.

  7. The game is over when all the cards have been matched.


NOTE: To use as vocabulary cards, print once and for memory and matching activities, print TWO COPIES of the line cards page. 



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