Hot Dogs and Cool Cats: A Lesson About Warm and Cool Colors




Draw a dog and cat using step-by-step directions with lots of choices.  Then use warm and cool colors to add colors to the drawings and you have a super fun color theory lesson for kids!  Because who doesn’t love a “cool cat”? And when they hear about the “hot dog”, they can’t help but giggle!  This art lesson is a fun way to teach and assess student’s knowledge about color.

What You Get: 

  • Teacher Instructions (4 pages)
  • Pre-assessments (1 page)
  • Color wheels and color lessons (3 pages)
  • Dog and Cat drawing sheets (8 pages)
  • Sheet of rubrics & example rubric (2 pages)
  • Sheet of labels (1 page)
  • Pages for student-generated criteria for the rubric (3 pages)

A total of 22 pages

I’ve included a version of this lesson with the British spelling of colour and favourite.


Easily download this zip file with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase and you can begin using this lesson right away!


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