Monday, November 13, 2017

Fall/Thanksgiving Art Sub Lesson - Disguise a Turkey

turkey art sub lesson early finishers
Early Finishers - Art Activity for November
What is a sub or teacher to do when students finish their lesson early? That's the time when behavior problems often occur. So here is a fun and creative worksheet to have at hand for just that circumstance. This is based on a classic lesson in which students alter the appearance of a turkey to help him escape Thanksgiving dinner. This could be a great lead in for a Writers' Workshop lesson. The supplies needed for this worksheet are pencils and crayons or markers.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Robots in Winter (or Christmas)

Here is a winter activity that  elementary kids will have fun creating. It was written so that it could be used as a winter drawing lesson for an art sub or as a learning center activity.

Students often ask if they can do a Christmas art lesson. This activity is geared as a winter activity, but the student could turn it into a Christmas one.

You can find it at the Teachers Pay Teachers store:Centers and Early Finishers.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce Gray

 Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce Gray

I just recently discovered the art of Bruce Gray and I am in love. 

He is mainly a sculptor, but paints as well. Check out his website here:

He has done a lot of work that has been featured on tv and in movies. You can see all about that on his site. You can also buy art right from him there! (I am going to have to save up to buy the pieces I really, really want, but he also has reproductions.)

He seems to be a good guy. On his site, he has some pages of student work that was inspired by his own work. I thought that was pretty cool that he would do that.

Anyway, I asked him if I could create an art lesson featuring his work and he said yes! What a nice guy. You can check that out at my TeachersPayTeachers shop: Art Sub Lessons.

Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce Gray

Monday, October 23, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Cubism Autumn - Easy Fall Art Lesson

Here is a lovely fall lesson that a sub could totally do.  There are plenty of visuals but there is even a video to show to do this.  Check out the blog post here:  Cubism Autumn

.....And check out the YouTube video here:

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 Art Sub Plan or Center - Monsters

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