Friday, February 23, 2018

Easy Art Lesson for Subs - Reggie Laurent

Easy Art Lesson for Subs - Reggie Laurent

art sub lesson about Reggie Laurent

Here is an easy and fun art lesson that is no-prep. It was written so it would be easy enough to be taught by a sub, but can certainly also be taught by art teachers and classroom teachers. If you have an emergency and need to take a day off, this would be perfect for a sub lesson. It is already written out. All anyone would need to do is read the script and pass out supplies.

The supplies needed for this are simple. Paper and crayons or markers.

The lesson may be projected or printed out. 

Where You Can Find This Lesson

This lesson can be found at my TPT shop: Art Sub Lessons. I have a ton of resources to help with sub lesson planning or just everyday art lessons.

Here are some reviews of the lesson that were left in my TPT shop:  

"Great, thorough product. Could be used for lessons: shape, color, pattern, movement. There are many ways to use this resource to meet your project needs."

"My students loved learning about Reggie Laurent as part of our Black History Month artists. My grade 4s and 5s created colorful doodles inspired by his work. This PowerPoint was an incredible guide for teaching the lesson and exploring his contribution to the art world. I extended the project by allowing students to include a silhouette in the middle of their doodles. Great resource! "

Monday, February 19, 2018

Art Sub Lessons for March and St. Patrick's Day

Art Sub Plan Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

Need art sub lesson plans and activities for March?  Here are some things I found that will help out around St. Patrick's Day. This includes a STEAM and STEM lesson or two.

Here’s one that I describe elsewhere in this blog. How to Trap a Leprechaun.  

"Cool Classroom Stuff" on TeachersPayTeachers as a great lesson for art and math. A STEAM lesson, "Create a Symmetrical St. Patrick's Day Design" would be great for upper elementary, middle, or high schoolers.
St Patrick's Day art sub lesson

This one was done in crayon.

This was done with marker pen.

Storytime Anytime reads the book, How to Catch a Leprechaun, in this YouTube video. (The book is by Adam Wallace with illustrations by Andy Elkerton.) After reading the book or watching the video, you or your sub could have students draw a leprechaun trap.  (You may need to remind them to build something that would be kind and keep the leprechaun safe.)

This printable Celtic Knot coloring page is in PDF format and designed to be printed on letter sized paper. It is by Literary Springs Designs.

Here is an art activity from the TPT shop: Centers and Early Finishers. Upper elementary and middle schoolers might enjoy this.

Here is a sample of that lesson done in crayon.

And here is one done just in black pen.

Here is a free writing prompt and drawing activity for primary classes from A Classroom for All Seasons on TPT.

Here is a free printable St. Patrick's Day Word Search from MPM School Supplies.

Here is another book or video that could help fill in class time when you have a sub.  Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, by Tommy DePaola .
Any combination of these things should help fill in a class period and help keep sanity in your room while you are out.

Next is a worksheet for early finishers. This one is in my TPT shop, Art Sub Lessons.

This next one would work well for SPED or preschool.  You would need to cut out the shamrocks first, but it should be a successful lesson.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Coco - Day of the Dead - Art Sub Plan

Day of the Dead Art Sub Plan

Did you see “Coco”? Oh my gosh! That was a cute movie! And I cried!

If you have been looking for a lesson or sub lesson to go with Dia de Muertos, here is one by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff.

 This art activity would be fun to do around a Mexican holiday like Day of the Dead or Cinco de Mayo. If your students have seen the animated movie, “Coco,” they will be familiar with Día de Los Muertos. Great as an art sub lesson; learning center; or activity for early finishers.

This PowerPoint includes:

-Three drawing templates featuring sugar skulls. One has a center guideline; one does not, and one small one has a guideline and fold lines to be utilized as a greeting card.

-Six sample drawings, showing a variety of media. They may be hung in the class as visuals for a lesson or hung in a learning center. 

-One sheet with a composite of these that may be hung in a learning center.

-One sheet of sample designs you might see on sugar skulls.

-Five sheets of information about sugar skulls; directions on how to draw one; and information about symmetry.

-Four bonus sugar skull coloring sheets. May be used for students who need a little help or just for fun.

The designs may be created with pen, crayon or marker.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mardi Gras Mask - Art Sub Lesson

Mardi Gras Mask - Art Worksheet Printables

It is hard to imagine that it is this time of year already!!! If you would like a Mardi Gras mask lesson, Center and Early Finishers’ TPT shop has one. It could be a nice lesson for an art sub.

Here’s how she describes the lesson:  “ This Mardi Gras activity may be used as a learning center activity, a filler art lesson, or a creative activity for early finishers. Students will doodle patterns in the template of a Mardi Gras Mask. The supplies needed to complete the artwork are simple: crayon, pen, or marker.

This activity includes: 
1 mask template
4 sheets of directions for different media
4 sheets, each with a mask done in different media
1 sheet of suggestions for how to divide the space
1 sheet of sample patterns

1 sheet showing an example of how you might set this up as a learning center”

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Radial Symmetry and Valentine Art Lesson

Radial Symmetry and Valentine Art Sub Lesson

Here is a radial symmetry art lesson for Valentines Day plus, a fun video by OK Go using radial symmetry. 

To see the video, click here:  OK Go Video with Symmetry


Here's an art activity that is great as a STEAM project; a classroom art lesson or as an art sub plan. There are examples and templates. Great for upper elementary and middle school students.The lesson is by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff.