Relief Teaching Ideas

Sharing ideas to help make relief teaching fun, enjoyable, and meaningful.


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Paper Elephant Craft

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“Too Many Elephants in This House” CLEVER CRAFT

The Children’s Book Council of Australia will be announcing the Books of the Year next month.
On the Early Childhood shortlist is the fun picture book “Too Many Elephants in This House” by Ursula Dubosarsky & Andrew Joyner.

You can view the book here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2vOBTWVNw

While searching for an elephant craft to go with this book I found this YouTube clip (link below) of a super cute elephant craft. You only need paper, glue, scissors & either googly eyes or a black texta to draw eyes.
Love it!

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4D Trioramas

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I accidently came up with this idea when arranging some normal trioramas. They fit so well together! I’m sure other people have done this before & it’s not a new idea but it was a revelation to me. 🙂

I glued the four trioramas together to make one display. You could paper clip them together if it was a group project & each child wanted to take home their own work at the end of term.

This 4D triorama could be used for book reports, story sequencing, science projects, geography studies, other SOSE topics or whatever else you can come up with!

Here’s how I made it:

1. I started off with plain A4 paper. Card would work better but I didn’t have any to use.

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2. Fold down top right corner. Make a crease. Do the same for the top left corner.

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3. Flip the paper over & fold the bottom edge up. Make a crease. Open it up again & then fold a line 2 cm up. Make a crease.

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4. Turn the page back over again. Open up all of the folds. Cut the top right diagonal to the centre point.

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5. Add text to the bottom flap. Leave the bottom 2cm section blank.
Decorate the bottom, left & right triangles. Leave the top triangle blank.

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6. Add glue to the blank top triangle & fold & glue it behind the right triangle, forming the triorama.

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7. You can either leave it like this, with the text hanging over the desk, or glue 3 more completed trioramas together.

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8. Turn them upside down & glue the overlapping corners of the 2cm flaps you folded earlier. This will form the base.

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9. Add paper cutouts, modeling clay, figurines, etc, to finish off the display.

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So that’s how I made up my 4D triorama! This one is only an example so I didn’t spend too much time on the written research or illustrations. 🙂
I think they would be a fantastic project for kids to work on in the classroom & I’m sure that they could come up with WAY better finished products than this one!


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Friendly Fish or Piranha?!

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Yesterday I was working in an Art Room & I got one of the classes to make some ‘Fish or Piranha’ pictures – so much fun!

I originally saw this idea on Pinterest. Here is the original link:
http://plastiquem.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/peix-o-piranya.html?m=1

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I really loved this clever art project & wanted to try it but when I clicked on the link the instructions weren’t in English. By looking at the pictures & playing around with some paper, I think I worked out the fold correctly. 🙂

1. Start off with a piece of drawing paper. I used an A4 sized piece but if you had more time, students could make A3 sized pictures.

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2. Lift up the bottom edge & fold the paper on half.

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3. Fold down the top flap.

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4. Draw the fish in pencil. Draw in a small smile, close to & touching the fold line. Add spots, scales or lines to decorate. It’s very important to draw all the fish detail in first so that when it’s folded down all the lines join up!

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5. Open up & finish piranha – connect lines, draw mouth & teeth (first bottom tooth starts from the smile line).

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6. Go over with black marker.

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7. Add colour with pencils, crayons or water colours. I used crayons for this example.

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Hope you enjoy this art project as much as I did!


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14 Different Hand Print Animals

There are so many cute ideas for handprint crafts out there but i really love how different these ones are to the normal ones you see!!

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Show the kids these examples & see if they can either replicate or come up with their own designs.

If you have an old style projector in your room you could also have some fun with shadow hand puppets. Can they guess each others animals?

http://krokotak.com/2013/04/14-ways-to-make-handprint-animals/


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FREE Shoe Printable Craft

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Print off on card for students to decorate & colour. Use wool or string to lace up.

If you have a junior class see if you can buddy up with an older class so they can help the little ones lace & practice tying up the shoes.

You can find the original source & printable here:
http://krokotak.com/2013/03/tie-the-shoe/


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Japanese Fan Craft

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Cut coffee filter in half, then cut out the centre. Decorate fan with textas. Turn coffee filter over, glue on your craft sticks in order from one side to the other. Glue them onto the coffee filter and on top of each other in the centre of your fan.
If you don’t have coffee filters you could use white A4 paper & cut into a rainbow shape.

Instructions can be found here:
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/japanese_fan_craft.htm

You can also print & decorate these Japanese fans:
http://www.thecraftyclassroom.com/CraftJapanFanPrintable.html

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