Friday, October 11, 2019

Halloween Art Sub Lesson Plans

ideas for art sub plans for elementary students...picture of pumpkin jack o' lantern
Here are lessons your kids will love doing around Halloween. Some are full lessons in my TPT shop. Some are links to lessons on other blogs.  Some are ideas for great Halloween lessons. I thought they would be great for sub lessons, but  an art teacher or classroom teacher could successfully teach them as well.


Here's a fun and easy art lesson you can teach for Halloween! This, of course, can be taught anytime, but since it features pumpkins, it seems time appropriate. Based on the art of Yayoi Kusama, students design and pattern their own work.

Written as a creative center activity, it can also be used for an art sub.




Here is a fun elementary art project for Cinco de Mayo, Halloween or Day of the Dead. It can be set up as an art center; used as an early finishers project; or taught as an art sub lesson. There are templates, sample patterns and examples of three different designs. See more about this set of worksheets at TPT Shop: Centers and Early Finishers

Haunted House drawing for elementary art lesson at Halloween

Here's a haunted house lesson that I created.  Find it here on TPT:  Art Sub Lessons - Halloween Haunted Houses or a  post about it here in this blog: Haunted House Lesson .

Here's a worksheet for early finishers at TPT.
"Create a Silly Monster"  This would be great for subs, art teachers, and classroom teachers.

Here's another one.  Yippee!!!  Creating Silly Monsters




art sub early finishers worksheet for halloween
Here's an extra goodie of my own.  Subs will love if you leave a worksheet for those early finishers!!!  This worksheet has an assortment of details for decorating their jack o' lantern. It also has a lightly drawn in pumpkin for them to use as a base.  As a complete lesson, students could draw on another sheet, their own pumpkin shapes and use the worksheet as a reference.  There is also a sheet with 3 sample decorated pumpkins.  $.99 at my TeachersPayTeachers shop:  Art Sub Lessons.

STEAM drawing of  a Mexican skull


This STEAM art activity would be fun to do around a Mexican holiday like Day of the Dead. If your students have seen the animated movie, “Coco,” they will be familiar with Día de Los Muertos. It would work perfectly as an art sub lesson. This lesson plan is by TPT Shop: Cool Classroom Stuff

This may be set up as a classroom learning center; an activity for early finishers; or as a teacher led lesson.

I found the most wonderful Halloween lessons that could be turned into art sub lessons.  Check these out!!!


art sub plan with witch hat
Amy, at Makes and Takes, gives step by step instructions and many visuals for this lesson. She used black paper and oil pastel, but this could easily be done with crayon on a lighter paper.
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art sub lesson for halloween
At Panicked Teacher, Susie gives you step by step instructions on how to make this patterned pumpkin.  I believe she is a classroom teacher who has to supplement art instruction in her class for most of the school year.
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art sub plan for halloween
I adore this lesson.  Jana's students (Room9Art) begged her for a Halloween lesson every year. She finally came up with this.  I believe a sub could teach this with the right directions.


art sub plan with pumpkin and patterns
This lesson, at ArtfulNest, was written for middle school.  You could write it up as a fifth grade lesson or sixth grade one.  You could also bring it down to the upper primary grades with a change of media.  Leave your subs some good visuals.  They could teach this!             
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art sub plan with monster
Monster lesson.  There are lots of wonderful visuals and complete details here.  It is taught with paint and gadget prints, but you could so easily adapt it with crayons for your sub lesson. Visit Line FrØslev. There are wonderful things over there.
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art sub lesson with halloween house
Here's one done for you already.  Step by step instructions were written here  by Ms. Crisco over at Crisco Art. Always a good type lesson to leave for a sub.  
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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???



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