Directed Drawings for Kindergarten and First Grade
Art sub plans for primary students can be tricky. You really need to keep them engaged.
I noticed that there are not a lot of kindergarten art sub lessons out in the world, ready to use, so I created a few.
Directed drawings are loved by elementary students. I like for them to have room for individuality and creativity too. Here are ones that work great for spring and summer.
This lesson was written for kindergarten and first grade, but I added a second lesson in the package for the rest of elementary.
"Kooky Birds on a Branch" is a directed drawing that can be drawn as three birds on top of a branch or two birds on top of a branch and one hanging under. Kids follow, step by step, for the drawing part and then add their own details.
It also teaches how to color neatly and includes a rubric.
"Springtime Bird with Pattern and Flowers" was written for kindergarten but older elementary students would enjoy drawing it as well. It includes a template for making this a greeting card.
It is also no prep and fully scripted.
The last one, "Bird in a Tree with Flowers," is a directed drawing for elementary students that can also be used as a greeting card. It is also no prep and fully scripted.