Monday, February 19, 2018

Art Sub Lessons for March and St. Patrick's Day

Need art sub lesson plans and activities for March?  Here are some things I found that will help out around St. Patrick's Day.

Here is an activity from "Cool Classroom Stuff" on TeachersPayTeachers. This would be great for upper elementary and middle schoolers.

Storytime Anytime reads the book, How to Catch a Leprechaun, in this YouTube video. (The book is by Adam Wallace with illustrations by Andy Elkerton.) After reading the book or watching the video, you or your sub could have students draw a leprechaun trap.  (You may need to remind them to build something that would be kind and keep the leprechaun safe.)

This printable Celtic Knot coloring page is in PDF format and designed to be printed on letter sized paper. It is by Literary Springs Designs.

Here is an art activity from the TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers. Upper elementary and middle schoolers might enjoy this.

Here is a free writing prompt and drawing activity for primary classes from A Classroom for All Seasons on TPT.

Here is a free printable St. Patrick's Day Word Search from MPM School Supplies.

Here is another book or video that could help fill in class time when you have a sub.  Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, by Tommy DePaola .
Any combination of these things should help fill in a class period and help keep sanity in your room while you are out.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Coco” - Day of the Dead - Art Activity

 Did you see “Coco”? Oh my gosh! That was a cute movie! And I cried!

If you have been looking for a lesson or sub lesson to go with Dia de Muertos, here is one by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Radial Symmetry and Valentine Art Lesson

Here is a radial symmetry art lesson for Valentines Day plus, a fun video by OK Go using radial symmetry. The lesson is by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Valentine Art Activity for Centers, Subs and Early Finishers - STEM and STEAM

Here are two Valentine art activities that can be used in a center; taught by a sub or teacher; or used as an activity for early finishers. Find these at the shops: Centers and Early Finishers  and Cool Classroom Stuff at TPT.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

15 Art Sub Lesson Ideas for Valentines Day and Early Winter

Here are lessons that would be great to use as sub lessons around Valentines Day.  Some have full directions and some could be easily adapted to use.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Art Sub Lessons for the New Year

Seeking art lessons for after winter break? Here ya go. Here are some elementary art lessons that would make great sub lessons for the new year. Some have directions and visuals included and some you will need to tweak a little.
art sub lesson winter

"Winter landscapes by 1st grade - one day project" by Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists. One day lessons can make great sub lessons.  This one makes such a gorgeous work of art. Paint isn't a great medium for subs, but can be substituted with crayons or markers.  If you will let your sub use markers, make sure you  leave lots of instruction about how the students should use them.
"Snowman Directed Drawing Art Activity," by Proud to Be Primary. This blog post includes both written directions and plenty of visuals.  Crayons or markers can easily replace the paint used in the blog post.

"A Cup of Fantasy," at Arteascuola.  These painted cups are so colorful.  I am sure they can be recreated in crayon or marker.  You could make step-by-step visuals pretty easily for this one.

"How to Draw Penguins," by Cassie Stephens.  In this blog post, Cassie gives visuals, including a step-by-step one for how to draw the simple penguin shapes.  Students add whatever details they think up, so these can all be individualized.

"Patterns for the New Year," by Strong Rock Elementary Art Gallery blog.  This teacher gives an overview of this lesson about goals for the new year.  You could provide your sub with simple visuals and directions to go along with this lesson.

"Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog," by Centers and Early Finishers.  This is a complete lesson with visuals and script at TeachersPayTeachers.
Chinese New Year Year of the Dog art sub lesson drawing of a Chinese dragon by elementary student

Here is another complete lesson about Chinese New Year.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Art Lessons for Winter

Oh, boy. Teachers are wondering what to do with their antsy art classes this last week before winter break. Don’t give up and give them over to videos. Fun art lessons for that last week before Christmas vacation can be had at this TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Art Sub Lesson - Special Needs - Christmas Ornaments

Trying to figure out lessons for my special needs students was always a challenge, but trying to figure out something for a sub to teach them was way more difficult.

Just now I saw this art activity which would be totally do-able by a sub (with assistants...You do have assistants in there with you, right?).  It looks like a no fail lesson.

You still have to do some prep, but if you don't mind that, it should be all good.