Relief Teaching Ideas

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

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Free Colour by Number & Letter Sheets

colour by numbers

Free colour by number & colour by letter sheets to print off. Good for letter & number recognition, following instructions & early finishers. 

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Peg Practice

peg practice

Here is a very simple activity to set up for early finishers or small group work.
I made up this one for my little boy to learn & practice colours, shapes, letters & numbers. It could easily be adapted & used in the classroom too!
You could use it for spelling practice, skip counting or maths sums (include +-x= on some pegs). It’s also great for fine motor skills.
We peg ours on a lid of a shoebox & then store all the pegs in the shoebox when we’re done.

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Trash Can Numbers

trashcan numbers

This is a quick game that highlights the importance of place value. Great to play at the beginning or end of a lesson.

Only equipment needed is one die for the teacher and paper & pencils for students. You can use a 6-10 sided die.

1. Students draw dashes (you choose how big the number will be) & two trash cans.

2. Teacher rolls a die & calls out roll.

3. Students need to decide where to place that number – either on a dash or in a trash can, if they don’t wish to use that number. They can’t erase a number once it is written.

4. When all the spaces are filled the winner is whoever has the highest number*.

*You can change this to whoever has the lowest number for an added challenge!

For more quick classroom games that require little to no resources: