This is a fantastic and creative idea from Durham High School for Girls: 3D pictures. Jacqui Durcan, school librarian, originally got the idea from art education where they look closely at an object to identify all the different layers.
National Story Telling Week as a great opportunity to make the images. You need a descriptive scene from a story and then have the students identify all the different descriptive elements that best represent the story. Then working in teams students produce the finished piece. Students have to work carefully together to make sure things are in the right order – back ground to foreground – and as an exercise it is excellent for group work, planning and prioritising.
Past 3d image projects have included African Tales, Grimms Tales, Stories from Dickens and stories from the Canterbury Tales.