Monday, October 22, 2018

Sugar Skulls, Piñatas, and Sombreros - Early Finishers

Here is a fun project for Halloweeen or Day of the Dead. It can be set up as an art center; use as an early finishers project; or taught as an art sub lesson. You can find it at TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Halloween Art Sub Lesson Plan - Creating Silly Monsters

“Creating Silly Monsters” is a fun lesson about monsters that you could use in an art center; as a regular art lesson; or for an art sub. It is super easy to teach and kids will love it. Check it out at TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers  It would be timely around Halloween but could be taught any time.

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

Art Sub Lesson Plans About Monsters

Look no further for easy elementary art lessons about monsters.
Here are lesson plans that would be fun to teach in October or at Halloween. They would all be perfect for art sub plans.

(Click on the images to see the blog posts.)

"There Be Monsters" is a lesson about sea monsters as they were drawn on  ancient maps.  
Students observe the old maps and monsters and create their own.

"Clown and Poodle" originally wrote about this lesson. It is based 
on the old song, "The Purple People Eater."
Ms. Pearce's Art Room has this lesson called "Circle Monsters." Kids love
tracing shapes. Here they can create original monsters just by starting with tracing circles.

This "Name Alien" lesson is by We Heart Art.  
This lesson ends up far from where it begins!

This sweet kindergarten lesson is by Artisan des Arts. 

"Her Dabbles" came up with this lesson called Silly Monsters. 

This Scribble Monster lesson came from "Art  with Ms. B"
And here's a bonus monster activity.  Not a lesson.  
"Create a Silly Monster" is a worksheet for early finishers.

Fun Art Sub Lessons for October

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.

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.

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!            
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.
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.  

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.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Art Sub Lesson for Halloween

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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Back to School - Easy Art Sub Lessons

Supplies used in elementary art class

Back to School time. What an awkward time to be absent from your classroom.  Here are some posts that would make great art sub plans. They are easy enough for a sub to teach and interesting enough to engage your kids.

Kindergarten and Preschool Art Lesson Plan
by ME!  Jan @ Art Sub Lessons blog

Free Art Sub Lesson - Lines, Lines and More Lines
by ME!  Jan @ Art Sub Lessons blog

by Miriam at Arte a Scuola

Collaborative Creatures
by Katie Weymouth at Briargrove Elementary Art Page

Dot Day
by Ms. O'Hanley at  Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher

by Jana DeSimone  at Room 9 Art

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Back to School - Art Sub Tubs

Art Sub Tubs are popular these days.  They make it easy for you to keep your sub lessons accessible for an emergency absence and keep things organized for your sub.  Is there any time better than "Back to School" time to prepare one?

There are a variety of ways to put one together.  These art teachers have written about their's. Check them out.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Worksheet for Early Finishers

Worksheet for Early Finishers
This is from my TPT shop: Art Sub Lessons.  It is a quick art project for early finishers but it would work well for a sub. There are three worksheets included. One worksheet has a LEG0 figure lightly drawn in and students create their own characteristics over it. Another is the same worksheet but the character is drawn darkly. The last worksheet is a full page character with nothing else. Students may create characters from stories, movies, sports, hobbies or their own imaginations. There are sample body features that they may use or they may invent those too. There are teacher samples included so that you don't have to spend the time to do it yourself! 

Some teachers have told me that it works well as a jumping off place for a writing assignment.

Art Sub Tub for Emergency Absences

Lots of people are using art sub tubs these days.  What exactly do you include in one?  Here is a detailed blog post about one by Morgan McClarnon at Art with Miss M.

Sub Tubs for Art Teachers

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sub Prep for TAB and Choice Based Art Class

Some of you are TAB and Choice Based art teachers.  So is Dawn Lynn at Wildcats Create and here is how she prepares for a sub.

Art Sub Tub