Thursday, May 26, 2016

Art Sub Plan and Video - Fish Surprise

5th Grade and Middle School Art Sub Plan - Fish Surprise

You've got to check this art sub lesson out over on Mini Matisse.  Its called Fish Surprise-One day Make and Take or Sub Plan. She even includes a video demonstration.  (She is prolific with those videos!)

Art Sub Plan - Circle Monsters

Art Sub Plans for Elementary | Circle Monsters

Circle Monsters.  This lesson idea could easily be used as a sub lesson.  You can find this idea over on Mrs. Pearce's Art Room blog.


If you liked that lesson, you might also like this no-prep art sub lesson at my TeachersPayTeachers shop. The Ugly Bug Ball.

I have taught this lesson to all levels, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  The kids love it!

There's also a monster drawing worksheet for Early Finishers, also at my TPT shop.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Put a Pattern On It!

Art Sub Plan  |  Put a Pattern on It

If you watch Portlandia, you may remember the episode where they jokingly said the way to have successful art is to "put a bird on it. " Sometimes I think of the same when it comes to easy art lessons and pattern. Here kiddos, put a pattern on it! While I wouldn't rely too heavily on that in my own classroom, it can work well for sub lessons. The kids may spend extra time filling in patterns.

Here is a unique set of patterns, always a good thing to have when kids get stuck.  She actually has lots of sets of patterns. You will find them here on The Doodler Blog.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Circle Drawing - Relief Teaching Ideas

Art Sub Plans Using Circles

The blog post I am linking to is about Choice in the art room.  I love this drawing in the round though, and could see a sub doing it. This post is from Donald Art Room. You could create a lesson on pattern, symmetry or radial design.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Art Sub Plan - Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

Art Lesson Plan about Fairies and Gnomes

This art sub lesson could be used as an end-of-the-year lesson. At this time of year, your kiddos will need some lessons that are engaging.

Here's a lesson that I taught to over 800 students this winter as I was subbing for art teacher friends.  It talks about fairies and gnomes and where they might live. We looked at illustrations from fairy tales and also at photographs of fairy houses and gnome homes that people have built for fun. We also looked at student illustrations and talked about the fun houses that the kids dreamed up.

I taught it to kindergarteners all the way up to fifth graders.  They were engaged and having fun as I taught it.  I wrote it as a sub lesson, but it can be taught by an art teacher or classroom teacher as well.

It is over at my TeachersPayTeachers Shop: Art Sub Lessons.

If you like this lesson, you might also like this worksheet for early finishers.  Your sub would reallyappreciate having something for your students to do if they finish their art work before the end of class!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Art Worksheet | Art Sub Plan | Shapes Animals

Kindergarten Worksheet for Shapes and Animals Art Sub Plan

Kindergarten students learn about shapes in their math, reading, and science curricula, so it integrates naturally into art. Emphasizing shapes in art is a great way to reinforce the learning of shapes in all those other areas.

Here are some art lessons that use shape and would work well as art sub lessons. 

Make an animal out of cut shapes. In the blog,  Art On My Hands, she  has the shapes already printed out and ready to be cut out.

Art worksheet with shapes to make animals in kindergarten

This next idea is really interesting. The teacher has students draw around pre-glued shapes on their paper. I believe that this is good practice for shape drawing. Students haven't perfected it yet, but they are heading in the right direction.

Now, the shapes were cut and glued by the students. If you knew that you had a sub during the next meeting with this class, this line drawing lesson could be a follow-up to that.  The shapes would have already been cut, glued, and dry. 


You may see this lesson at Annie's Art Room.

If you are interested in a kindergarten directed drawing about shapes, and was specifically made for art subs, check out this lesson in my TPT Shop:  Springtime Bird with Pattern and Flowers.

It uses just simple materials: crayon and paper.  It is also no prep, fully scripted, and editable in the lesson portion of the PowerPoint.

The lesson also introduces the students to four artists from history with their paintings of birds.