Sunday, October 15, 2017

Halloween Art Sub Lesson or Creative Art Center Activity

Looky! Another art lesson you can teach for Halloween! This, of course, can be taught anytime, but since it features pumpkins, it seems time appropriate.

Written as a creative center activity, it can also be used for an art sub.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Monster Art Sub Plan or Center

Here is a complete, fun lesson to teach or to use as a center. All the visuals you need are included.  It could be printed out or projected.  Art subs and classroom teachers will appreciate how easy it is to use. You can find it here:  TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers

monster drawing lesson for halloween, art subs, or art centers

Monday, October 9, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Mitten Art

Here is an art lesson that was written by a fourth grade teacher.  Her school does not have an art teacher, so she supplements art when she can.  

This lesson would be perfect for a sub.  

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

“Follow” for a New Freebie

So, freebies are good, right??? In trying to help set up my daughter’s new Teachers Pay Teachers shop, I will be uploading a freebee soon for the followers of her shop. So, go on over there and give it a follow! Here’s the link: Centers and Early Finishers. TPT will let followers know when it is posted.

Yay! Free stuff!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chinese New Year - 2018 - Year of the Dog

There are more art teacher goodies getting added at my daughter's TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers. This one was written for Chinese New Year, 2018, which is the Year of the Dog. It was written as a center activity but could be used as an easy art lesson or sub lesson as well.


Chinese New Year Year of the Dog art sub lesson

Chinese New Year art work

art lesson Year of the Dog



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Art Center Lesson - How Would You Fill This Jar?



Teachers Pay Teachers has been very good to me. I put a lot of work into my shop and it has been a blessing. Now I am helping my daughter open her own shop.  I am telling you this because there is a good freebee in there for you right now. At some point it will become a paid product, so go get it now! It would help her out a lot if you would follow her shop and leave feedback too. You would not believe how valuable that is for a shop owner!

Her shop features items to use in learning centers and also products for early finishers. As an art teacher, my contributions will be art focused, and that's why you arty people might like them.

The item we opened the shop with is an oldy but a goody. You have seen it before, but now you have the visuals to go with it. It can be used as an art center; an early finisher activity; or a quick art lesson.

Whenever she swaps in her next freebee, I will let you know! Find it at: Centers and Early Finishers

Friday, September 8, 2017

Halloween Art Project


I always hated creating sub lessons. It was always so much work.  Whenever I planned to take a day off from work, I wondered if it was worth the hassle. When I retired from full time teaching and decided to sub in art, I found that some teachers left good lesson plans, but many were too bare boned to be very helpful. That's why I decided to create my own shop to sell art sub plans.  All of my lessons are affordable and are full and rich for a sub to teach. They will save you HOURS!!!
haunted house, drawing, sub lesson

This Halloween art lesson is fun for students and easy to teach. The prep for this is minimal. Students will need paper; one black crayon per student; and assorted other crayon colors.

 These are provided to help your sub teach with confidence:
-3 1/2 pages of script so all your sub has to do is read and follow the directions
-5 pages of visuals that accompany the script
-5 pages of supplemental visuals that your students can refer to for details

Here is a preview of what you would get.






 This is a Print and Go lesson so you do not need a projector. However, since it was created with PowerPoint, you could project it if you turn the slides in a different direction first.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

7 Halloween Art Lessons




I found the most wonderful Halloween lessons that could be turned into art sub lessons.  Check these out!!!

art sub plan with witch hat
Amy, at Makes and Takes, gives step by step instructions and many visuals for this lesson. She used black paper and oil pastel, but this could easily be done with crayon on a lighter paper.
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art sub lesson for halloween
At Panicked Teacher, Susie gives you step by step instructions on how to make this patterned pumpkin.  I believe she is a classroom teacher who has to supplement art instruction in her class for most of the school year.
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art sub plan for halloween
I adore this lesson.  Jana's students (Room9Art) begged her for a Halloween lesson every year. She finally came up with this.  I believe a sub could teach this with the right directions.

art sub plan with pumpkin and patterns
This lesson, at ArtfulNest, was written for middle school.  You could write it up as a fifth grade lesson or sixth grade one.  You could also bring it down to the upper primary grades with a change of media.  Leave your subs some good visuals.  They could teach this!            
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art sub plan with monster
Monster lesson.  There are lots of wonderful visuals and complete details here.  It is taught with paint and gadget prints, but you could so easily adapt it with crayons for your sub lesson. Visit Line FrØslev. There are wonderful things over there.
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art sub lesson with halloween house
Here's one done for you already.  Step by step instructions were written here  by Ms. Crisco over at Crisco Art. Always a good type lesson to leave for a sub.  
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Here's a haunted house lesson that I created.  The information about it is in a post at Art Sub Lessons.  Art Sub Lessons - Halloween Haunted Houses

BONUS...Here's another one.  Yippee!!!  Creating Silly Monsters



art sub early finishers worksheet for halloween
Here's an extra goodie of my own.  Subs will love if you leave a worksheet for those early finishers!!!  This worksheet has an assortment of details for decorating their jack o' lantern. It also has a lightly drawn in pumpkin for them to use as a base.  As a complete lesson, students could draw on another sheet, their own pumpkin shapes and use the worksheet as a reference.  There is also a sheet with 3 sample decorated pumpkins.  $.99 at my TeachersPayTeachers shop:  Art Sub Lessons.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Relief for Relief Teachers

I just discovered that subs overseas are called "relief teachers." To see if things were the same over there for these angels of mercy, (well you need them, right?), I looked around a bit for posts about them. Yup. They need the same support as subs here in the U.S.

Here is a thorough article, written for subs....er....relief teachers. It is thorough. As a teacher who needs subs, you might find it helpful as well. (Please don't ignore your subs' needs. It is a tough job.)

Relief for Relief Teachers





Saturday, August 12, 2017

11 Easy Art Plans Based on Children's Books

When I sub in art, I enjoy teaching lessons that are tied into children's literature. The instant tie into quality books helps capture the students' attention, which is crucial to teaching in a short term assignment.  

Here are some lessons that use children's literature. You may click on the image to go to the lesson.

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Lesson by Miss Young's Art Room

The Gingerbread Man
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature
by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes
Lesson by Sharpy Woman


The Pesky Rat, by Lauren Child
Lesson by Fairy Dust Teaching


Ish, by Peter A. Reynolds
Lesson by Art Project Girl


The BFG, by Roald Dahl
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons


Magic Trash - A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art
Lesson by The Old Paintbrush


A World of Your Own, by Laura Carlin
Lesson by Art Is Basic


Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons


The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons



The Night I Followed the Dog, by Nina Laden
Lesson by Art Sub Lessons