Back to better and kindness teaching resources

We’re continuing to provide support to teachers, children, young people and parents through the coronavirus crisis. These new resilience resources can be used at home or in the classroom. You can also download our schedule to see what's coming up. 

During lockdown we promoted the value of kindness. As children return to school, we now also want to help with the recovery. Through our new resources children and young people will: 

  • prepare for the return to school
  • cope with any changes and challenges (use our back to better journal to keep track and reflect on your journey)
  • reflect on their learning during this time and how it can build their resilience 
  • continue simple acts of kindness

You can sign up to receive new resources when they are ready and please scroll down this page to see what is available now.

Children showing grandparents artwork

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE

Coronavirus activities for children and young people on safety, kindness and first aid.

  • Kindness
First-aid- champions-web-image

Age: 5-18

Type: Lesson plan, teaching package, videos

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

A range of activities to help children and young people learn first aid at home during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Kindness
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Graphic of two historic Red Cross posters half coloured in

Age: 7-18

Type: Quick activities

Subjects: PSHE, History

Use colouring activities and posters from the archives to learn more about the British Red Cross and its history of kindness.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Kindness
Two sisters learning first aid at home on a tablet

Age: 5-18

Type: Activities, teaching package, films

Subjects: PSHE

Activities to support learning first aid skills and showing how these skills can be used in everyday life with kindness and confidence.

  • Kindness
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Photograph of a large drawing by children of a rainbow and the words "Thank you NHS - Thank you workers" during the coronavirus outbreak.

Age: 5-19

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Activities to develop resilience and help ease household tensions during the challenging coronavirus crisis.

  • Kindness
A close-up of a young woman's hands holding cut-out paper hearts in different colours and sizes.

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

A range of activities designed to develop resilience and encourage kindness including topics on routine building, coping mechanisms and acts of kindness.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Kindness
Kindness Calendar

Age: 7 - 18

Type: Quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

A range of kindness activities including a kindness calendar to help 7-18 year olds cope during the coronavirus emergency.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Kindness