UP DOWN AND ALL AROUND – Line, Colour, Space

Students use strips of construction paper to create a roller coaster as they explore how lines move through space.

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UP DOWN AND ALL AROUND – Line, Colour, Space


  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Washable No-Run Glue
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers


Step 1
  1. Cut out lots of different strips of construction paper.
  2. Make them different widths, lengths and colours.
  3. Use these paper strips to make your roller coaster.
Step 2
  1. Choose a colour for your background.
  2. Choose contrasting colours for your roller coaster.
  3. Glue the ends of the paper strips to the background and hold them in place for a few seconds.
  4. Make lots of bumps and dips.
  5. Notice the kinds of lines the paper strips are.
Step 3
  1. Add signs and little carts to your roller coaster.
    - Make a cart by gluing a small strip of paper into a circle and then flattening it.
  2. Imagine you are riding on it.
    - How does it feel?
    - What is your favourite part?
    - Who is riding with you?
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Mathematics,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Pre-Kindergarten,

    • Kindergarten,

    • Grade 1,

    • Grade 2

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