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BBC Children in Need teaching resources

Resources | Published 18 October, 2012

Children in need

Celebrate Children in Need (15 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.

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?

Hold a superhero day

Bake a cake

Soak a teacher

Hold a disco

BBC Children in Need official resources

Lord Sugar’s challenge

  • Pupils have to invent a creative business idea that could raise £400 for charity in this Apprentice-inspired activity.

Sing for Pudsey

  • Write a song, put on a show and raise awareness of Children in Need.

Pudsey makeover

  • Pupils can decide what Pudsey will wear for this year’s Children in Need with this colouring activity.

Children in Need: Get baking!

  • Recipes to fuel your very own Children in Need cake stall.

Picture perfect with Pudsey

  • Use this resource to tap into pupils’ creative sides, and make a great Children in Need art display.

Fundraiser stickers

  • Fundraisers and contributors at your school can wear these stickers with Pudsey pride.

Photo booth activity

  • Strike a pose and raise awareness of Children in Need – the photos could even be made into a fun classroom display.

Nationwide Education resources

Nationwide has produced these resources in partnership with Children in Need to help your fundraisers be money wise.

Pudsey panel

  • Introduce a little competition to fundraising projects by getting judges to comment on pupils’ ideas.

Use my talents

  • Help pupils discover the things they excel at by using this analysis grid to help them put their skills to fundraising.

Be a journalist for the day

  • Get pupils to interview each other about their fundraising plans; try this template of questions to get them started.

Fundraising for Children in Need

Download the official fundraising packs to get started:

Early Years



Or print this sponsorship form and encourage pupils to use their creativity to find innovative ways to fundraise.

There’s even this moneybox decoration idea to encourage donations.

Early Years



More resources from TES users

Pudsey coordinates

  • Try this topical task for some Children in Need-themed maths activities.

Dancing Pudsey

  • Pupils can make Pudsey shake and move with this split-pin art and design activity.

Who is Pudsey?

  • Help pupils imagine what Pudsey is really like with this character profile worksheet.

Full of fundraising ideas

  • Pupils can discuss their top ideas for raising cash with this brainstorm template.

Pudsey party

  • What music should he play? What food should he offer? Pudsey’s going to need pupils’ help to plan his Children in Need party.

Positional language with Pudsey

  • Help pupils point out where Pudsey is in this PowerPoint presentation that helps them practise positional language.

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