Thursday, December 29, 2016

Chinese Dragon - Kindergarten Art Sub Lesson

Chinese New Year  Dragon drawing of a Chinese dragon by elementary student




I have revamped an art sub plan that I made a few years ago.  It is in my TeachersPayTeachers shop.  (If you bought the previous version, please download this new and improved version for free!!!)

This is a lesson that I have taught in my own art room and the kids have always loved it.  Before the lesson, I always liked to show YouTube videos of Dragon dances during the Chinese New Year celebrations.  There are also lovely children's books on the subject which would go great with this lesson.  You don't need either to teach this lesson though.  I've added lots of visuals and background that provide motivation for the students.

I have heard from classroom teachers as well as art teachers who have taught this.  They all seemed to have success and the kids loved it.





Monday, December 26, 2016

Ancient Greek Vases - Art Sub Plan

Ancient Greek Vases - Art Sub Plan


Here's my latest sub-plan for art.  If your students study Ancient Greece, this is a great tie-in lesson.

This lesson was written with an art sub in mind, but it could be used by classroom teachers or art teachers as well.  In an art history lesson that ties n with Ancient Greece, students are given the opportunity to design their own Grecian vase.  The student will design the vase using images from their life or a favorite story.  Sample designs are given so that you can display them.
There is a worksheet included in the PowerPoint, which the teacher will need to print out ahead of time.  There are also examples that may be printed out if the teacher wishes to have them on display during the lesson.

I have created the lesson so that all a sub will need to do is read each slide and follow the instructions.  It may be projected as a PowerPoint; printed out and shown up close as the students sit nearby; or printed out and projected via a document camera.

BONUS!!!!!  I have included a word search about Grecian urns.  It is great for those early finishers!



Saturday, December 24, 2016

World of Your Own - Art Sub Plan

World of Your Own - Art Sub Plan - Creativity Drawing

Here is a beautiful book-related lesson from Marcia Beckett at Art is Basic.  The lesson is based on the book, A World of Your Own, by Laura Carmen. Check out her blog to see this fun and easy lesson.

The book encourages children to imagine a world of their own. The lesson that Marcia presents is open ended to give students a chance to really imagine something of their own making.



If you are looking for an art sub plan that is ready to go RIGHT NOW, check out my TPT Shop: Art Sub Lessons.  My shop is full of art sub plans. Most are totally no prep and use only the simplest materials. They can be taught by anyone.  

Here’s one of my lessons that is based on a totally imaginary scene:  Beyond the GingerBread Man.  This one is based off of the idea of the gingerbread man and gingerbread houses. Kids would be happy drawing simply either one of those. But in art class, we want to do more than that. So in this lesson the kids look at pictures of standard kinds of gingerbread creations and then more unique and creative ones. They share their new ideas with each other and then draw them. 

As I have taught this lesson, the kids have been highly engaged. As a sub in a class of students who don't know me, engagement is important. As an intro to the lesson, I started with a Speakaboos video on YouTube that I downloaded. It was one with John Krasinski, from The Office, as a narrator. You certainly could also supplement with one of many fun books about the gingerbread man. After that I showed the PowerPoint lesson.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Art Worksheets for Christmas and Winter

Christmas Worksheets for Early Finishers - Art Worksheets Printables

Are your students getting "squirrelly"? The closer it gets to Christmas, the busier they seem. If they are finishing their work and are in need of engagement, try one of these holiday worksheets. They are fun and creative. They could be a HUGE HELP to your subs!!!


This December worksheet for early finishers is a creative activity and time filler. Students will enjoy drawing this reindeer in disguise. A sub would also enjoy having an activity to hand to students who need to occupy their time when their assignment is complete. This worksheet shows sample details, but students are encouraged to invent their own. The only supplies needed are pencils and crayons.



This December worksheet for early finishers is a creative activity and time filler. Students will enjoy drawing this reindeer in disguise. A sub would also enjoy having an activity to hand to students who need to occupy their time when their assignment is complete. This worksheet shows sample details, but students are encouraged to invent their own. The only supplies needed are pencils and crayons.















You may find this worksheet at my TeachersPayTeachers shop here:  
Art Sub Lessons




Art subs will love you if you leave something for the kids to do after their lesson is done.  Check out my worksheet for early finishers:  Create a Nutcracker Worksheet
worksheet for early finishers to draw nutcrackers

Here's another that I created that might work well for you at this time of year. 

worksheet for early finishers in art to draw gingerbread houses
or this favorite, Early Finishers - Create a Gingerbread House



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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Fill a Claw Machine - Art Worksheets Printables

Fill a Claw Machine - Worksheet for Early Finishers


Here's an early finishers worksheet that kids would love to imagine filling.  It's great for after they finish their work or to include in a classroom station.  The claw machine, like the ones they see near the check-out lines at stores, is waiting for them to fill with what they wish was inside. 


I hope you enjoy this worksheet and will follow me at TeachersPayTeachers.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Wayne Thiebaud Art Sub Plan

One Day Art Lessons for Substitutes - Wayne Thiebaud


The blog,  The Elementary Art Room, shared a Wayne Thiebaud lesson she says would work great for a sub. She has included the visuals that she used in her lesson.


sub plan - students drawing pastries in the style of Wayne Theibaud
Here is a link to another post about Wayne Thiebaud art sub lessons and videos.  Wayne Thiebaud Art Sub Plans.




If you’d like to teach using a free video that I created as an art sub lesson, you can check it out on YouTube here:   The Delicious Paintings of Wayne Thiebaud