Saturday, June 22, 2019

Art Sub Plan Idea - Art Smart: A lesson in Shape, Mondrian & Oil Pastels


 "This Is Carrie" at the blog, "This Mama Makes Stuff," has a post about a kindergarten art idea that could convert well to an art sub lesson. The post is titled, "

Art Smart: A lesson in Shape, Mondrian & Oil Pastels."


In this lesson, she is teaching kids about shape; tracing a shape; and the art of Mondrian.  If you like including art history references, this is a good choice.  Check it out and see if this easy art lesson would work for your kinders.


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Friday, June 21, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Silly Sundae Preview

Find relief when you have an emergency absence. Writing lesson plans for a sub when you are in a rush, feels horrible. Don't stress out when you don't need to.  I have complete no-prep lesson plans already fully formed for you.



This is a preview of my art sub lesson called "Silly Sundae." I thought you would get more information from a preview of this lesson than just from one or two images. Find this fun elementary lesson at my TpT Shop: Art Sub Lessons. 















This lesson is no prep and can be taught by anyone.  All someone needs to do is to show each page; read the script; and follow the directions. Subs love my lessons because there is a lot of content and they will keep the students engaged for the entire class period.  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Silly Sundae

This art sub plan is fun for kids and is easy to teach. Substitute teachers only have to read the script; ask the questions; and show the pictures.  It requires no prep. This lesson gives students an opportunity to use their imaginations and create a fun product that they have never seen before. 

A no-prep lesson, it uses the most basic supplies: pencil, crayons or markers, and paper.

Check it out at the TPT shop: Art Sub Lessons.

drawing of a silly sundae used in an art sub plan


Friday, May 17, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Landscape with Patterns

I have seen many iterations of this patterned landscape lesson.  I have drawn up three visuals you could use if you want a sub to use this as a lesson.  

Artescula blog and Crayola both have varying instructions on the plan.






Monday, May 13, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Secret Rooms and Hidden Passageways

Before I got a job teaching art, I taught fifth grade.  I taught my class art when I could and tied it into our lessons.  When I taught the pyramids, my students drew imaginary interiors to the pyramids. They were enthralled, and so excited to share their drawings.  I have been meaning to recreate that experience as an art sub lesson for years.  Finally, I did it.

This is a lesson I named, "Secret Rooms and Hidden Passageways." Students look at a variety of hidden spaces in art work; in history; and in imaginary images.  They then create their own space with trap doors, hidden rooms, secret hallways, and all manner of spaces that are tucked away.

You may find it in my TpT shop:  Art Sub Lessons




Sunday, May 5, 2019

Kindergarten - Dog Party - Idea for an Art Sub Lesson

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Here is a sweet idea for preschool and kindergarten that I had not seen before.
This teacher used the idea from

Monday, April 29, 2019

Art Sub Plan - Insect Designs with Radial Symmetry - STEAM/STEM

TpT shop has an art activity that could be used with an art sub, a center, or an early finisher activity. This could be used by elementary, middle, or high school students.  Create Insect Designs with Radial Symmetry - STEM/STEAM


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Symmetrical Mothers Day Design and Card

The TpT shop, Cool Classroom Stuff, has a fun art activity for elementary or middle school. It could be used for subs, centers, or early finishers. It includes circle templates that are divided to help design symmetrical floral designs. There is a template for creating a design to a Mother’s Day card as well as one for a larger design.

This radial symmetry lesson is a STEAM lesson as it integrates math and art.
floral design using radial symmetry


It could be used by elementary and middle school students.


Middle School Art Sub Idea - Abstract Name Designs

Here's an idea you might use for an art relief lesson.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Art Sub Plan - The Ugly Bug Ball


This lesson was created with an art sub in mind. All of the directions have been included for their ease of use. There are multiple ways to use it. It may be printed out so that the sub may present it up close on paper or shown as a PowerPoint presentation.

Here's a comment from a buyer:  "The kids produced wonderful drawings and images. The sub used the plans for my intermediate groups grades 3-5 and she loved working with the kids as the plans were so meticulously laid out!"


cover from an art sub lesson - has a child's drawing of bugs at a party

The materials needed for this lesson are the most simple: paper, pencils and crayons or markers. Here's what another buyer had so say about that: "Great lesson to leave for a sub as everything needed was included and the prep was minimal and used things commonly found in the art room. "

The lesson begins with a discussion about masterpieces featuring insects by the artists Balthasar van der Ast, Nicolaes de Bruyn and then William Heath-Robinson. The lesson then leads the students to creating an imaginary scene of insects at a party. Each slide includes questions and statements for the students to think about including in their drawing.

I have taught this lesson to all levels, K through Fifth. My subs who have used this lesson have left feedback that they and the students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.

I hope that this will be a well loved lesson for you and your students and that it helps you when you are in need of a sub lesson. 


The materials needed for this lesson are the most simple: paper, pencils and crayons or markers.

The lesson begins with a discussion about masterpieces featuring insects by the artists Balthasar van der Ast, Nicolaes de Bruyn and then William Heath-Robinson. The lesson then leads the students to creating an imaginary scene of insects at a party. Each slide includes questions and statements for the students to think about including in their drawing.

I have taught this lesson to all levels, K through Fifth. My subs who have used this lesson have left feedback that they and the students thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.

I hope that this will be a well loved lesson for you and your students and that it helps you when you are in need of a sub lesson. 

You may find this lesson here:  TPT Shop: Art Sub Lessons