Relief Teaching Ideas

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

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Contact Paper Collages

contact collages

Pop a roll of contact paper in your Relief Bag & you have an easy craft on hand!

You can stick paper, cellophane, tissue paper, foil, sequins, anything reasonably flat on the sticky side.
You could also take kids on a nature walk and collect fallen leaves & flowers, grass, sand or small twigs to create a nature collage.

Make sure you leave some sticky contact paper free around the edges so you can seal it all in with another piece of contact paper on top.

Guess which one was done by the two year old….?

Updated February 12th ’14:
It was too hot to play outside today so we had a day of indoor play, craft, & ice excavations!
I didn’t feel like cleaning up a sticky, gluey mess, so I pulled out a roll of contact & we made a colour collage instead.
I quickly drew up a grid, with a different colour marked in each section. I then laid down a piece of contact paper over the top of the grid, sticky side up. We dug through our scraps of paper, feathers, sequins, & anything else we could find, and added it to our collage. After we were finished, I stuck another piece of contact over the top, to seal it all in.
This was a very last minute activity (as you can see from my very quick grid drawing!) You could easily make up better grids or pictures on the computer, print & then laminate them for students to use. They could colour collage letters of the alphabet, numbers, or outlines of cars, flowers, animals, etc…










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Line Art

line art
– Looks complicated but is actually pretty easy!

Filling in for an Art Specialist with no set work for the day? Have an afternoon to fill? This is a great activity to teach students about lines, colour matching & shading.

All you need is A4 paper, black textas & coloured pencils. If you want it to be a smaller project use A5 sized paper & have students draw only 6 dots on their wavy line.

The photo shows examples that I drew up. I keep them in my Relief Folder – just in case!

I love the easy, step by step instructions that can be found in the link below. If I can do it, anyone can!