60 Art Extension Activities for Early Finishers


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What do you do with students who finish early?  These 60 single page imaginative art activities for early finishers are the answer.

These activities have been designed for younger students who finish early. (Age 8 -12) I like to let them choose but I only put out a few at a time so I’ve always got fresh ideas to bring out at a later date.

·Alternatively, use these activities as a short starter activity as the beginning of a lesson.

·Many of these activities would also make great homework tasks!

All tasks are designed to fire your students imagination. For example one task asks them to draw the ingredients of a spell in and around a witches hat. Another asks them to draw a selfie inside a phone case. Monsters, aliens, friends and family, nail art, microscopes, insects, cupcakes and inventions all make an appearance.

Most tasks only need pencils and coloring pencils. One task needs tracing paper and one black paper and glue. You could choose not to use these if you wished!   Creative and imaginative, these activities will really fire your students imaginations!  These activities are within a Powerpoint but can also be opened in google slides.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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  • There's one in every class...

    Isn’t there always a student who rushes through everything, regardless of our attempts to convince them to add detail, etc..
    This is a great resource to ease those moments.
    Just simply pick one and ‘have a go’!

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