Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by drawing and writing about leprechauns, rainbows, and four leaf clovers!
These draw and write quick-write activities ask students to draw first before writing. This allows them to create visual details before putting their thoughts into words. Use these for literacy centers, independent work, or as prompts for whole class discussions.
Eight draw & write subject prompts are included:
• finding a four leaf clover
• being lucky
• trapping a leprechaun
• looking for a leprechaun
• characteristics of leprechauns
• comparing myself with a leprechaun
• finding a pot of gold
• colors of the rainbow
The writing prompts are open-ended enough to allow for students to be as creative as they like with their writing. Writing space is unlined to allow for all sizes of handwriting and a variety of grade levels.
For best results, have students do all drawings in color, and encourage them to use details and include as much background as possible.
Try these related art lessons:
Green Art Lessons for St. Patrick’s Day
More “Draw & Write” resources:
Valentine’s Day Draw and Write
Draw and Write Literature Response
Graphic Organizers for Fiction and Non-Fiction.
More art lessons and art resources:
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum
- a sampling of integrated art lessons
Start With Art
-- perfect for back-to-school
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons, some of which are designed to be integrated across the curriculum.
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