Primary teaching resources

Our free, easy-to-use teaching resources help children aged 5 to 11 to look at the world from a humanitarian point of view.

These curriculum-linked activities, sessions and teaching packages are ideal for PSHE, Citizenship, English, Art, Geography and informal learning time. They help primary learners develop empathy with others, learn to help others, develop their resilience and gain many other life skills.

RS25494_billy exercise 4-scr web (1)

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE

Activities linked to video animation designed to improve wellbeing, loneliness and anxiety.

  • Kindness
Young people talking about experiences to camera

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE

Resources for children and young people for home learning, using the experiences of other young people aimed at building empathy, understanding and resilience through storytelling.

  • Kindness
  • Refugees and migration
Children talking to their dad about the kindness calendar

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Keep children and young people entertained during the summer holidays with the summer of kindness calendar.

  • Kindness
Father and child talking to each other

Age: 3-18

Type: Guidance and activities

Subjects: Citizenship

A free primary and secondary teaching resource about how to support and talk to children and young people about race, racism and anti-racism.

  • Kindness
  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
Young person taking part in a refugee art project. Drawing 'human together'

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, SMSC, Citizenship

Primary and secondary resource helping learners to build empathy, increase understanding and learn about the stories of refugees and their journey.

  • Kindness
  • Refugees and migration
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
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
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
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