Saturday, November 25, 2017

Art Sub Lesson - Special Needs - Yarn Wrap

Art Sub Idea for Special Needs

Trying to figure out lessons for my special needs students was always a challenge, but trying to figure out something for a sub to teach them was way more difficult.

Just now I saw this art activity which would be totally doable by a sub (with assistants...You do have assistants in there with you, right?).  It looks like a no-fail lesson.
You still have to do some prep, but if you don't mind that, it should be all good.  

Here's a Christmas star ornament from Nanny Gunna. 

 Certainly, this doesn't need to be a Christmas ornament. Hanging decorations can be assigned for any use!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Giveaway! Teachers Pay Teachers

This contest has now ended. Thank you to all who entered!

Woohoo!!! I have won a $10 gift certificate to TeachersPayTeachers that I will be giving away on Sunday.

To enter the drawing to win it, you will need to do these two simple things:

1) Click “follow” at my Teachers Pay Teachers shop: Art Sub Lessons


2) Leave a comment on this blog post below letting me know that you followed my shop.

After the drawing, I will send out a message to my shop followers telling who the lucky winner is.

Good luck!


Monday, November 6, 2017

Elementary Art Sub Lessons for Winter

Elementary  Art Sub Lessons for Winter and 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.
Child drawing of robots throwing snowballs

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

He is mainly a sculptor but paints as well.  Here is his website:

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.

Here are some of the comments left by teachers who left feedback about the lesson:

"Kids & sub loved this. Kids asked to finish their drawings when I was back! Perfect no-prep lesson - just get out the computer paper and circle templates!" 

"Excellent lesson that could be used with a sub or a normal day in art. I know my students will enjoy this super lesson." 

You can check that out at my TeachersPayTeachers shop: Art Sub Lessons.

Art Sub Plan - The Colorful Art of Bruce Gray