Emergency Substitute Plans: 4th -5th Grades Sub Plans Weird and Wacky Animal-Themed

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Need print-and-go substitute teaching plans for an entire day (and more) to will save you time? Whether you’re out sick, home with an under-the-weather child, or need a mental health day, these 4th/5th Grade Emergency Substitute Plans have you covered!


The Sub Plans can be used at any time of the year! All printables are weird and wacky animal-themed and include tons of learning activities your students will enjoy while you’re out for the day. The substitute plans include everything from morning work to reading, math, and more to give your students an interesting day learning about unique animals. The bonus is that it makes your life so much easier! It even has several extra time activities to make sure your sub has more than enough to keep your students busy!


It includes:

Morning Work:

Weird and Wacky Animal Inferences


Word Work:

Prepositional Phrases



Quick Sketch Page

Realistic Fiction – Narrative Writing Pages – Create Your Own Animal



Main Idea Flipbook – Color Coding with Five Animal Groups



4th Grade Level:

  • Rounding to 10s and 100s Review
  • Animal Word Problems in Standard and Metric Formats

5th Grade Level:

  • rounding to 10s, 100s, and 100s Review
  • Animal Word Problems in Standard and Metric Formats


Art: Chameleon Directed Drawing and Art Project (a picture of the completed art project is included)



Indoor Animal Games

Outdoor Animal Games


Extra time?

Science and Reading: Hummingbirds and Hummingbird Moths

Science and Reading: Nonfiction Text Features Hummingbird Moths

Brain Teasers (a single page for spare minutes)


Detailed Teacher Notes

Editable Substitute Plan Schedule

Editable Preparation Page Instructions to leave for your sub if needed



Why you’ll love this resource:

  • This unit will SAVE you time for less than the price of a cup of coffee!
  • Easy to copy and leave ready in a subtub.
  • The activities are general in nature and can be inserted at any time of the year for sub-emergencies!
  • The directions are clear and easy for any sub to manage.
  • Your students will have meaningful learning and not just busy work!
  • The activities hit 4th and 5th grade standards.
  • There are more than enough activities to fill a day, so your sub won’t run out of things to do.
  • There are editable sub plans included, so you can customize them to your schedule.
  • Your students will enjoy the activities!



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Brain Breaks


Your students will LOVE these higher-level thinking activities as a fun intellectual brain break for 3rd – 5th graders!

Brain Teasers for Transitions



Thanks so much!

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