Friday, November 22, 2019

Winter/Christmas/Holiday Activities for Art Subs, Centers, and Early Finishers



If you need great activities and sub plans to use around Christmas, Hanukkah, December and winter, here are some options from the shops Art Sub LessonsCool Classroom Stuff, and Centers and Early Finishers. You can click right on the images to go directly those activities.

This is a brand new STEAM activity that can be used for subs, teachers, and centers. 


Feedback for this activity:  "This will make a great Art lesson for our unit on The Mitten. Thank you."

Feedback for this activity:  "Super fun! I used these as a pattern to make hanging stockings."

Feedback for this activity: "Such a fun lesson! I use this each year as a sub lesson. Def keeps kids engaged!"

Feedback for this activity: "My fourth graders are loving this! The sample robot shapes and details sheets are a great reference for helping them to draw."
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Feedback for this activity:  "My second lesson I have purchased and once again a winner! So nice and easy for any sub to follow. Also makes a great early finisher project. The kids love it!"
Feedback for this activity:  "My younger grades love this and the other products like it. They are so excited when I pull them out. "
Feedback for this activity:  "This one was flying off my counter during December!"
Feedback for this activity:  "Good activity for early finishers! Using this in my music class during my Nutcracker unit. Thank you!"
Feedback for this activity:  "My younger students love this one! I've seem some really cute finished products."
Feedback for this activity:  "Love these"



Winter Art Sub Plan or Early Finishers Activity - STEAM

Here is a STEAM lesson integrating art and math and ties with image samples for Christmas, Hannukah, and winter. The activity could be used  elementary, middle, and high school. The designs can be as complex or simple as need be.





"Radial symmetry" is the focus of this lesson. This plan includes six templates to help students evenly draw their designs around the circle; five samples of completed designs; and a sheet of sample winter and holiday icons to help the kids add detail.

Perfect for early finishers, it works also for subs and as a center activity.  You can find this over at the TPT shop: Cool Classroom Ideas.


Students begin with a blank or minimally designed template that is lightly drawn in. They add radial symmetry. Directions are given for how to do this.



Here are previews of the lesson.