Relief Teaching Ideas

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

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Beanbag Scavenger Hunt


As many cones as you can find!
Beanbags (15-20)

– Try to set up without students watching you (send them for a warm up run around the oval!)
– Place cones scattered on playing field/court.
– Hide beanbags under the cones (you will need more cones than beanbags).
– Split class into groups of 3 or 4.
– Groups line up along the edge of playing field.
– One person from each team will run out onto playing field & choose a cone to look under. If there is a beanbag they take it back to their team & tag the next player to run to a cone.
– If there’s not a beanbag under the cone they return to their team & the whole team has to do 5 jumping jacks (this is optional – you can decide if you want them to do this) & then the next player in line can run out to choose a cone to look under.
– Game ends once all beanbags are found. Team with the most beanbags wins.


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Activity Tag

Activity Tag is an easy fitness game that requires little set up or equipment.
1. Write out 8 or more actions on pieces of card.*
Some ideas:
– 10 jumping jacks
– say the alphabet while running on the spot
– kangaroo hop 20 times
– moonwalk to the count of 10
– have the kids come up with some – they usually come up with some great ideas!
2. Outline the boundaries – either with cones or lines on a basketball court.
3. Hand out the cards to 8 students. They are now “it”.
4. When they tag someone they give them the card they have. That person who was tagged is now “it”. They have to do whatever the card says & then chase after others trying to tag them so they can pass the card on.
5. Continue to play until they start to tire!

*Here is a free download of the instructions and also some activity cards that you can print and laminate to use for the game.
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