Summer Activities Art Project Bundle
Decorate your bulletin board with these creative summer art projects. Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects that pair well with other Summer activities for kids. Pair these directed drawing games with the included writing prompts to make a great display for 4th of July, bucket filler activities, end of year, back to school, and summer. Each prompt comes in full and half page templates as well as two types of handwriting lines for flexibility. One prompt is geared towards lower elementary students, while the other would work well for upper elementary.
Great for classroom teachers wanting to “paint” on a dime using markers like paints, but can also work simply using colored pencils, crayons, and markers. First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give them dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. Once completed, use the writing prompts to connect literacy to your lesson. And then hang them together on your bulletin board.
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 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.
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
- Crayons, Markers, or Colored Pencils
- White Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
9 Non-Editable PDFs (Sand Buckets, Beach Balls, Sailboats, Pinwheel, Ice Cream, Firecrackers, Hot Air Balloons, Summer Suns, and Surfboards)
9 Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentations
Choice-Based Drawing Version of Each Game
Step-By-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
18 Writing Prompts
18 Coloring Pages
Helpful Tips & Tricks
Pattern Practice Drawing Pages
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 Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)
Love these for my Fun Friday Art days, game days or sub lessons! The students get so excited hoping the pattern they like is rolled and they’re super fun! We’re big fans of Glitter Meets Glue for stress free fun! – Christina F.
My class loves this! at first they only did a large pattern in the sections but saw that it looked better if they took their time. Thank you soooooooo much. – Julie B.
My kids have loved all the Roll and Draws throughout the year. I am looking forward to using these in our summer camp! – Karen L.