Line Maker

Shows use of relationship of “next to” to make a line of blocks, which are one-dimensional.


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • A toddler creates a row of blocks along the floor. 
  • When playing with animal figurines, a young child lines blocks around the animals to make “houses”. 

Help your student become a(n) Line Maker

Activities encourage children to build lines with many kinds of blocks. Children naturally like to organize blocks into lines, especially when adults notice them doing so or model doing it themselves to make something like a road for cars,  a wall, or just a "really long line of blocks!"

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.