February 1, 2014

Best Substitute Art Ideas: February

The worst part of my job is preparing for a substitute. 

This classic lesson is a go to substitute lesson this February. Stay healthy everyone!

Warm and Cool Hearts
✏ Draw a heart or simple shape in pencil. Tip: Smaller paper sizes work best.
✏Divide shape with 6 lines. 
✏Teach warm and cool colors with the color wheel. Explain how warm colors stand out (think stop signs, fire engines) and cool colors recede. 
✏Color heart with warm colors.
Color background with cool colors. 


  1. I disagree: the worst part of my job is not preparing for a sub, it is coming back to my classroom after a bad sub. No matter how good your plans are, some of them just do not know how to read...
    Had one this Thursday. It must have taken me 2 hours to clean up the mess, tons of supplies are gone, and my slab-roller is broken. I was not happy.

  2. Thank you!! Since I've not had One Single Snow Day...I've been thinking I just might need a Mental Health/Sewing in my Pajamas All Day Day. Might have to put these plans to use ;) Thanks, APG :)

  3. Hi, I hope you don't mind that I posted a link to this post over on my blog for art sub lessons. jan

  4. I thought this lesson needed another post, so I posted it again. Hope that's okay. Jan.