This 1st and/or 2nd Grade Busy Artist Book can be used as either the students’ annual sketchbook or as a supplement for their regular sketchbook. The Busy Artist Book is great for classes where the lesson ends early and you need time to fill or if a class arrives before you have had enough time to adequately prepare and need to keep them busy for a few minutes.
This busy book has 40 prompts, based on an average 36 week (180 day) American school year. Based on the average of seeing most Elementary students once a week for their Art Class, you could technically use this busy book for every class with still a few prompts left over.
The prompts cover color, shapes, lines, value, texture, portraits and proportion, genre sorting, size relationships, color mixing, designs and patterns, critical thinking exercises and minor writing exercises. Some exercises are repeats from the Kindergarten busy book to reiterate important core concepts.
Some of these prompts require extra materials. Do not rely on students to be self-starters as some students may require more direct instruction than others. Prompts are not necessarily meant to go in order but should be used as support for your lessons that you teach throughout the year.
This book is set-up in such a way to make double-sided printing easier.
Want EXTRA prompts to keep things fresh?
25 Extra Prompts Across All Elementary Grade Levels
Check out my other Elementary Busy Artist Books:
3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
Check out my Middle School Busy Artist Book:
6th, 7th and 8th Grades
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