Leprechaun Drawing Art Game
Need a creative bulletin board for March? Imagine these mischievous elves in your hallway along with one of the two included writing prompts. This leprechaun drawing art lesson is perfect for classroom teachers wanting to learn how to paint with markers. Step-by-step picture directions are given for how to transfer the template to drawing paper. However, if you’re short on time, you can simply have your students design directly onto the template using colored pencils, crayons, or markers. The included PowerPoint presentation with close-up, detailed photos will guide them from start to finish.
Are you going to be absent and need a last minute art lesson for the substitute? Or do you need something for students during indoor recess? Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects. Once your students know how to play the game, they’re easy to leave with a sub! Create a small sub tub in your room with drawing paper and markers. And leave copies of the game in a labeled folder inside the tub along with some dice. This works well for both classroom and art teachers alike.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your classroom? This leprechaun drawing art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students. You can set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, file them in labeled folders, and let them pick what they’d like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.
If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
You will create a leprechaun drawing by rolling the die and collecting the different parts required to create it.
- First, lightly draw a large stick figure in the middle of your paper.
- Next, roll the die to select which head shape you’ll draw.
- Then roll again to determine the top, bottoms, shoes, and hat you’ll draw.
- As you draw, be sure to erase the stick figure as well as any parts of the design that overlap other shapes.
- Then paint it with tempera paints. Include some neutral colors, too.
- When done, use a black permanent marker to outline everything.
- If you’re short on time, design directly onto the print out from page 4 and color with dry media such as markers, crayons, and colored pencils.
I’ve included three ways students can generate their design. The first is the game board where students roll the die to select their parts. The second is a “you pick” board. Both of these are printables. And lastly, for teachers needing engaging lessons during distance learning, I’ve added digital spinner wheels!
First, print out the leprechaun drawing game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give your students dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. If you have access to a smartboard or projector, use the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. It will guide the students during each part of the art project.
Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
If you are substituting or need a fast finisher activity, use the included coloring page.
- 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
- Students will be able to draw and paint a leprechaun using mix and match body parts.
- Washable Tempera Paints
- Drawing Paper
- Permanent Markers
You Will Receive
- 11-Page, Non-Editable PDF (Leprechaun Drawing Game)
- 9-Page Non-Editable PowerPoint presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- 2 Writing Prompts
- 2 Coloring Pages
- Pattern Practice Drawing Page
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also for use in Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and anywhere else you can share a link to a file…link on the bottom of page 2)
- Digital Spinner Wheels in the download as well as on Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)
My kidlettes really enjoyed doing this activity!!! They just LOVED the “chance” aspect of their drawings!! The creativity was amazing! Thank you for creating it =). ~ Kristi
My 4th graders are crazy about roll and draw activities and this one was perfect for March! Thanks! ~ Annisa
I am obsessed with dice rolling games and this will be very motivating for my older students when it gets closer to St. Patrick’s Day! ~ Jessica