Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Early Finishers Worksheet - Silly Monkey

Mini Art Project - Early Finishers Worksheet Whew! This time of year you definitely have to keep those kiddies on their toes. You need to occupy their every minute. Here is a fun worksheet you can give them that is engaging and creative. It is a great way to have them fill in those moments when they need activity. There is a lightly drawn outline of a monkey and boxes of possible details. The student will choose their own details and add whatever they like. They then may draw a background and color in. Your kids will love this! You will too.

Monday, May 15, 2017

End of Year Mini Art Project - Create a Silly Troll

What a great way to fill those empty minutes at the end of the year.  Here's a Early Finishers Worksheet that your kids will love.  "Create a Silly Troll."  A lightly drawn troll shape is given along with sample details the students can use to decorate it. It is one of those "no fail" activities in which every student will find success.

You can find it here at my Teachers Pay Teachers shop: Early Finishers Worksheet - Create a Silly Troll

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Easy Art Lessons for Subs

Here is a free art sub PowerPoint lesson for you at my  Teachers Pay Teachers shop: Art Sub Lessons.  This lesson is one I use with kindergarten.  We do lots of moving around making the shapes of lines as we look at the slides. TeachersPayTeachers requests that you make your free PowerPoints smaller than your "for pay" ones, but this is still full of good images and information for your students and subs.

Here are a couple of "easy sub lessons" from Dali's Moustache.  One is a third grade lesson about Jackson Pollack's action paintings.  The other is a fourth grade lesson called "crayon fireworks."

Another easy way to prepare for an art sub is to go to my shop, Art Sub Plans. I have created complete lessons in which all your sub has to do is read the slides and follow the directions.  They are full of visuals and are created to be used with the most simple supplies.  Pencils, paper and crayons are all your students will need to create imaginative works of art.

These are perfect for those emergency absences when you do not have the time to write detailed plans but want to leave quality plans for your subs.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Early Finishers Worksheet - Create a Turtle in Disguise

Here is a worksheet for early finishers that you, your art sub, and your students will have fun with.

Kids love drawing cartoon figures but they also like seeing reference material to inspire them.  This worksheet for early finishers has the lightly drawn outline of a turtle, surrounded by boxes of sample items a student might like to add.  They can add the designs given and combine them with ones from their imaginations.

Students end up with an original cartoon turtle in this no fail activity.

This is in my TeachersPayTeachers store, Art Sub Lessons, for just 99 cents.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Art Sub Idea - Easy Shape Tracing

This lesson would be great for an art sub with just a small bit of tweaking. I can't imagine leaving a lesson that includes black tempera paint, but there are work arounds.

From experience, I know that kids love tracing. Cans. Coffee lids. Flat tools. The more diverse, the better. Crayons are a perfect medium here and great to leave with subs.

Get inspiration from this gorgeous lesson from The Moffatt Girls.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Early Finishers Worksheet - Create a Frog in Disguise

Early finishers worksheets are great to have on hand. Subs will especially love them. When kids declare that their work is absolutely finished, it is such a help to hand them something creative to work on.  They can engage in a fun activity that gives them a creative outlet. Check this out at my TeachersPayTeachers shop here: Create a Frog in Disguise .

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sub Plan Doodle Pages

Ms. Kristen-Crayon Can posted this sub idea a while back. Check out her blog to find out from where her idea came.

If your students like doodling, perhaps they will enjoy this worksheet for early finishers in my TeachersPayTeachers shop.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Op Lines

 The blog, Kids Art Market, has written up directions for a lesson that could be used by an art sub. Don't you love it when someone else has already done the work and shared it???

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ideas for Art Sub Plans

"The worst part of my job is preparing for a sub." That is a statement we can probably all agree with. You need to spend tons of time to describe even the tiniest of directions. That quote is from "Art Project Girl." She made it a little bit easier for you though, by posting this art sub plan. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Doodling - Easy Art Lesson

Here is an easy lesson that a sub could work with. It would be nice to pair it with a book on patterns. You can find more about this lesson at the blog, Dali's Moustache.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

St. Patrick's Day - Disguise a Leprechaun

St. Patrick's Day - Leprechaun worksheet...For those early finishers who finish their work a little early and need a littl e positive engagement to fill their time.
St. Patrick's Day worksheet for creative thinking
Here's a new worksheet in my TeachersPayTeachers shop.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Who doesn't like freebies? When I offer freebies to the followers of my TeachersPayTeachers shop, I want you to get them too! So, go to my TeachersPayTeachers shop here: Art Sub Lessons on TeachersPay Teachers and click where it says "Follow Me." Ta da!!! When I upload new items, including freebies, you will get a notice. Yay! 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Silly Sentences

Here's a post that gets those creative juices flowing.  There are lots of options for completing these imaginative drawings.  Find this lesson at:  Incredibleart.org It is by Chantal Pinnow.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Creative Letter Drawings.

Ms. Nguyen had to start teaching at a new school with little or nothing in the way of supplies.  She came up with this lesson that used what little she did have.  Here is a simple lesson that a sub could possibly do.  Check it out at: Art with Mrs. Nguyen.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Hand Creatures

Art Sub Plan - Hand Creatures

I love art lessons in which each student's art is uniquely their own . It is even better if you can find a sub lesson that achieves that. This lesson fits the bill well. Hand Creatures by Katie Weymouth Gonzalez.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Swirl By Swirl: Spirals in Nature

Art Sub Plan - Swirl by Swirl

This post was written back in 2012 by Sharpy Woman. I love sub plans that tie into children's books and this one does it well. Check it out here: Swirl By Swirl: Spirals in Nature.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Groundhog's Day Art Worksheet for Early Finishers

Groundhog's Day Worksheet for Early Finishers.

Those early finishers are extra tough for a sub to handle.  There are plenty of things you can give students to do to keep them occupied.  I make worksheets for those early finishers.  This one is for Groundhog's Day and it costs .99 at my TeachersPayTeachers shop.  You may find it here:  Groundhog's Day Worksheet for Early Finishers

The worksheet has the lightly drawn outline of a groundhog, on which the students add details.  There are also sample details they can refer to and add.

Now, I focus my work on art subs, but this worksheet can also be used by classroom teachers, art teachers and others.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year - Art Sub Plan

Here is a lesson that I have created for Chinese New Year.  It can be used by classroom teachers, art teachers, art subs and homeschoolers.  It is here at my TeachersPayTeachers store:  Dragon Dance

Friday, January 6, 2017

Maternity Leave - Art Sub Planning

I can only imagine what a headache it is planning lessons for maternity leave. (As if you did not have enough to do already!) My daughter was born before I got an actual teaching job and once I went into labor, I didn't think about work again until I had to go back.

In this post, "Preparing to Leave", Katie Morris explains some of the things she did to prepare for her maternityleave.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Art Sub Plan - Where the Party Pandas At?

This sub lesson is by Cassie Stephens. It is intended for the sub who is not an artist. There are step-by-step drawings of a panda for the students to follow and detailed instructions. It's super cute so give it a look. Here's Cassie's blog at "Cassie Stephens: In the Art Room."

If you want to follow that up with an early finishers' worksheet, here is a perfect choice.