BBC Children in Need teaching resources
Celebrate Children in Need (16 November) and encourage pupils to raise awareness of, and money for, children who aren’t as safe, happy or secure as they are. It’s a great time to reflect on the benefits of being charitable and the problems faced by young people in the UK.
Videos from BBC Children in Need
- Young people share their views on the London riots. A great discussion starter.
Children in Need fundraising
If you’re stuck for inspiration for fundraising events, try these four videos for ideas. Why not play the videos in class and put it to the vote?
BBC Children in Need official resources
- Pupils have to invent a creative business idea that could raise £400 for charity in this Apprentice-inspired activity.
- Write a song, put on a show and raise awareness of Children in Need.
- Help pupils plan what to wear on a mufti day with this colourful join-the-dots activity.
- Pupils can decide what Pudsey will wear for this year’s Children in Need with this colouring activity.
- Recipes to fuel your very own Children in Need cake stall.
- Who’ll be the first to get a full house? Find out with this fun bingo game. A great way to get pupils excited about Children in Need.
- …or his female friend Blush, with these convincing masks. Cut them out, tie some string and they’re ready to wear.
- Celebrate how much money students raise with this spotty poster.
Nationwide has partnered with Children in Need to produce these resources to help your fundraisers be money-wise.
- Introduce a little competition to fundraising projects by getting judges to comment on pupils’ ideas.
- Help pupils discover the things they excel at by using this analysis grid to help them put their skills to fundraising.
- Get pupils to interview each other about their fundraising plans; try this template of questions to get them started.
- Explore how businesses, sports centres and other organisations in your community could raise money with this mind-mapping activity.
Fundraising for Children in Need
Download the official fundraising packs to get started:
Or print these sponsorship forms and encourage pupils to use their creativity to find innovative ways to fundraise.
More resources from TES users
- Try this task for some Children in Need-themed maths.
- Pupils can make Pudsey shake and move with this split pin art activity.
- Help pupils imagine what Pudsey is really like with this character profile worksheet.
- Pupils can discuss their top ideas for raising cash with this brainstorm template.
- What music should he play? What food should he offer? Pudsey’s going to need pupils help to plan his Children in Need party.
- Help pupils point out where Pudsey is, try this PowerPoint which helps them practise positional language.