Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Maze Making as an Art Sub Lesson

Maze Making as an Art Sub Lesson

Thanks so much to Elizabeth for sending this one my way.  Check out her blog and this sub appropriate lesson at Dream Painters:  A-Mazing Dinosaurs

Child drawing of dinosaur maze

This lesson is based on a idea from a puzzle web site that included mazes. Elizabeth had her student create their own mazes. 

There are lots of maze resources on the web that could help you and a sub.  Here is a video I like:  How to Draw a Maze (EASY!). If you have a sub who can work your technology, this would be a food lesson to demonstrate the idea. If you don’t have that luxury of a tech savvy sub or you just don’t have the resources available to show a video, this will help you write up the instructions for yourself.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Op Art Tutorial Sub Lesson

Op Art Tutorial for an Easy Art Lesson

This was sent to me by  Danish blogger/art teacher, Tina Kejlberg.  She has lots of tutorials on her site, many of which you can adapt for a sub.  Google has a translation option that pops up to translate the site for you.  Go take a look!  Mrs. Fine - glimpses from my art education.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Draw the Other Half Worksheet

Draw the Other Half Art Worksheet - Middle School Art Sub Plan

Thanks so much, Jessica, for sending along this sub lesson.  She uses it as a time fill if she needs to, but says that you could also leave it as a sub plan.  Jessica says "if anyone wants me to send them the original in an email, to comment on my post :) "  Check out her sub lesson on her blog, "Miss Young's Art Room."

Draw the other half worksheet

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ugly Bug Ball - Art Sub Lesson

Ugly Bug Ball Elementary Art Lesson for Subs

I came up with this elementary art sub lesson during my sick leave after knee surgery.  Unfortunately, my first few days at work were too taxing to teach my regular curriculum, and I had to teach this sub lesson to a few classes.  All levels seemed happy to do it though.

Many grades in the spring are studying insects, so this is a natural tie-in to their curriculum.

If you go to my blog for art room videos, and search for "ant" or "insect" you will find lots of videos that you can tie into this lesson.

The main idea for the lesson is from this video, "Ugly Bug Ball."  Since it is a Disney video, I suppose they could take it down at any time.  You can do a web search for it if it isn't on YouTube anymore.  The video has Burl Ives singing this sweet song about the ugly bug ball and then ends up showing animation of said ball.  The kids loved it!

After watching the video, we talked about the things that you might find at an ugly bug party.  What kinds of bugs?  What would they be doing?  How would they be dressed for the party?

black pens
markers or crayons
12 x 18 white paper

The kids drew the bugs, trying to include the body parts they had learned about.  They dressed them all in party attire and with the proper surroundings.

When they were done, I collected the papers and showed them to the class.  (We always clap after each work is shown.)

If there is time left at the end of that, the sub may show the other videos on insects.

If you would like a fully written version of this lesson, ready for a sub to pick up and teach, you may purchase my plan at this link:  TeachersPayTeachers.    The materials are the simplest:  pen or pencil, marker or crayon, paper.  It would be perfect for an emergency art lesson or just a regular art lesson.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dr. Seuss's New Hats - Art Activity for Kids

Art Activity for Kids - Dr. Seuss’s New Hats

I found this lesson on Artsonia.  I think a sub could do this one with small adaptations.  Maybe it would be good for kinders through second.

1st grader’s drawing of the Cat in the Hat’s new hat
Here are the Artsonia credits:
From exhibit ""Cat in a Hat, Has a Hat!”
by Waylon88 (Art ID #18057787)
from Perry County School District #32 grade 1 (Perryville, MO)
United States 

Submitted March 26, 2012

Lesson Plan Starter: “Cat in a Hat, Has a Hat!”

for grade level » Early Childhood (Pk-2)