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.

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
  • Home learning resources
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
  • Home learning resources
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
  • Home learning resources
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
  • Home learning resources
Image of little girl holding a British Red Cross branded folder entitled 'My kind acts', and smiling.

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
Children in class with their hands up.

Age: 5-19

Type: Teaching guide

Subjects: Cross-curricular

A teaching pack which includes a guide to our resources and posters for primary and secondary schools.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Young people working together at school

Age: 7-14

Type: Quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

A quick and fun PSHE activity to help learners gain awareness of the key aspects of emergencies.

  • Disasters and emergencies