Digital Summer Art Project Bundle
Are you trying to prep summer crafts for elementary students during distance learning? It can be tough to plan for in-person and virtual kids simultaneously. This digital summer art project bundle includes 4 craftivities that are equally engaging. Additionally, all are truly no prep and include a writing component to tie literacy into art. Your students will feel successful in designing their own digital sand castle, ice cream sundae, camping bear, and sand bucket. They’re as simple as copy and paste!
Are you stuck figuring out what to do with kids who finish early? Digital art projects make for great early finishers activities because they take up no space, paper, or other physical materials. Simply assign a handful to your class for the month and stop fretting over projects for students who complete work fast.
Digital Camping Bears Art Project
Here’s a video of one of the four digital art projects included in this bundle. The other three craftivities are of a similar nature where items are copied and pasted to a background slide.
Overview of Projects in this Bundle
Each project is designed to practice basic computer skills. They require kids to copy and paste graphics from one slide to another to create a digital sand bucket, ice cream sundae, sand castle, or camping bear.
Every project includes student direction slides to walk them through the steps of making their digital craftivity. Feel free to break up the deck into two documents: one for the directions and the other for the moveable pieces they’ll use to design their craft. This might be most advantageous for your special education kids.
Each download contains a two-page PDF with directions on how to access the templates. And these documents comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import them into your Drive!
Each art project includes directions for some basics like copy/pasting, rotating, ordering, and adjusting the size of images. However, the project can be accomplished without that advanced step. Students could simply copy and paste each part of the gnome individually instead of in groups.
- 1st through 3rd grades
You Will Receive
- 4 Non-Editable PDF – Basic overview of the art project included.
- Google Drive Access Links – A link to download the digital templates is located on page 2 and 3 of the PDF.)
- Student Directions 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.
- Student Useable Background Slides – Any background a child is not using can be deleted once they have selected which one they want to work with.
- Moveable Objects – These items can be copied and pasted into the background slides mentioned above. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- Writing Prompts – Each art project comes with two prompts.
- Teacher Examples – The last four slides of every art project includes samples that can be used to demonstrate on and show kids a completed version of the 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 Summer Art Project Bundle
- Does this work in Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Canvas? Yes! Anything created in Google Slides can be shared with your class. 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 students use that instead. Keep reading to learn more.
- Can I use these digital templates in PowerPoint? Absolutely. Anything made in Google 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 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. Very easy! Check the bottom of page 2 and the middle of page 3.