ART WORKSHEET/SUB PLAN: Mystery Scramble Grid Drawing



These worksheets are great for sub plans, early finishers, or a quick simple drawing exercise. The package contains two mystery scramble worksheets. One is a bird and the other is a seahorse. These can be done directly on the grid provided or you can place a thin sheet of paper on the grid and do the drawing on clean paper so you do not see the grid lines on the finished drawing. They can be finished off in marker or in pencil. These are great for building observational skills and confidence. As a bonus, they are fun to do. I love having these on hand for emergencies or whenever I have to be out of the room.

The seahorse drawing is more complex than the bird drawing which makes these great for classes with multiple ability levels. The seahorse is perfect for students that are more skilled in obsservational drawing or love a challenge. They learn how to break complex images and patterns down into smaller easier to manage shapes and learn to draw what they really see and not what they think they see. They develop patience and understanding of different line qualities.

The puzzle format makes it fun and challnges them to create an organized process for marking off completed boxes and finding the next one to draw.

This lesson is also contained in the Drawing and Painting Bundle below

Uploading my resources to Google Classroom is a great way for students to access them from their own devices all the time. If you are interested in learning how to upload this lesson to Google Classroom so your students can access all handouts, presentations, videos, worksheets, photo references, and examples from any device at any time, check out my resource on how to use Google Classroom in the Art room. All of my lessons are formatted so they can be easily uploaded and shared with your classes digitally. This is great when you teach multiple levels or if you want to save time repeating instructions when students are absent, in ISS, or home instruction. Just like anytime you try something new getting started can be scary but once you learn it it becomes second nature. Using Google Classroom for Art has been life changing for me. In this product, I walk you through step by step how to get started and give you tips and ideas to make your lessons go smoother.

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For more variety and worksheets that can be used for various ability levels you may also like the sub plan bundles listed here.


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