Digital Leprechaun Art Project
Do you need a creative and engaging St. Patrick’s Day craft that will work for both your virtual and in-person students? This Google Slides leprechaun art project requires no prep and includes a writing component to tie literacy into art. Your kids will feel successful in making their own digital Irish fairy. It’s as simple as copy and paste!
Additionally, it pairs well with, “How to Catch a Leprechaun” and “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover.”
Virtual Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Activity Preview Video
Overview of Digital Leprechaun Art Project
First, your kids will locate the leprechaun builder slide. This is where they’ll copy all the body parts onto beginning with the legs. There are two styles to choose from: straight and dancing Irish legs.
Then, working from the bottom up, they’ll add shoes, clothes, arms, a head, etc. Once the digital leprechaun fairy is built, they’ll select all the parts and group them together. This will keep all the parts connected as one whole unit. Then, they’ll copy it into one of the outdoor scene backgrounds where they’ll add some fun extras.
And, if you’d like to take this art project a step further, have students take a picture of where their Irish leprechaun is in their home and have them insert it into the background instead. Use it as an opportunity to teach your class about composition and lighting. This art project is also a great exercise in teaching about proportion.
These digital leprechaun art project templates include 219 moveable graphics for your kids to decorate their own digital Irish fairy. Step-by-step directions are included at the beginning of the document to teach your class how to flip an image and change the order of images to bring something forward or backward, as well as how to group objects.
The download contains a two-page PDF with directions on how to access the templates. And this document comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import it into your Drive!
I’ve included directions for some basics like copy/pasting, rotating, ordering, and adjusting the size of images as well as how to group items.
You Will Receive
- 1 Non-Editable PDF – Basic overview of the leprechaun art project included.
- Google Drive Access Link – A link to download the digital leprechaun activity templates located on page 3 of the PDF.)
- 18 Direction Slides – These explain how to use some of the basic features of Google Slides including how to copy/paste, rotate, scale up/down, and change the order of objects in a layout.
- 7 Background Slides – These include one leprechaun builder and 6 rainbow sky backgrounds. This is where students will paste their completed leprechaun onto. Any background a child is not using can be deleted once they have selected which one they want to work with.
- 219 Moveable Objects – These items can be copied and pasted into the background mentioned above. They will use these items to dress up their Irish leprechaun and decorate the scene. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- 2 Writing Prompts – These prompts are designed to work for kids in third through fifth grades.
- 4 Teacher Examples – Use these to demonstrate on and show your class a completed version of the art project. Do not include these when you send a copy of the art project to your students.
- Each template page is designed on 8.5×11″ slides and can be printed if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions for Digital Leprechaun Art Project
- Does this work in Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Canvas? Yes! Anything created in Google Slides can be shared with students. You’re just using those LMS’s to assign things.
- Do students need their own Google account to use this? Yes, they will need access to Slides to work in this program, However, you can download the file in PowerPoint and have children use that instead. Keep reading to learn more.
- Can I use these digital leprechaun art project templates in PowerPoint? Absolutely. Anything made in Slides can be downloaded into PowerPoint. First, open the file. Then, go to FILE >> DOWNLOAD >> MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.
- Can students add their own background to the scene? Yes! This is such a great way to incorporate photography into your lessons. Have kids take a picture and upload it to their Drive. Once in there, they can import it.
- How do I get the digital leprechaun templates to show up in my school Google account if I accidentally opened it in my personal account? Very easy. First, log out of your personal account. Then, log into your school Google account. Lastly, click on the link in the PDF and it will show up in your Drive.
- Do I need to buy a download for each student? No. But you do need to purchase a license for each adult who will use it in your school.
- I downloaded your PDF, but I can’t figure out where to access the Google Slides document. Click the link with the pointing arrow on Page 3.
This resource was very fun to use with my remote learners. My students enjoyed creating and writing about their personalized leprechauns. – Christine L.
My virtual AND in-class learners loved using this for fun COVID-friendly activities in the classroom for St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you! – Rebecca W.
My students had a wonderful time creating their leprechauns! I was able to assign this to students both in class and in alternative learning classrooms. This was a fun way to engage everyone as we rolled on towards Spring Break. – Maggie D.
I teach a remote advisory and am always looking for fun creative activities for the class to participate it. with little or no planning. This was perfect. Then I created a class judging of the cutest leprechaun. – Marge M.