BBC Children in Need teaching resources

Use this collection of resources to support Children in Need (14 November) and encourage pupils to raise awareness and money for children who aren’t as safe, happy or secure as they are. Use this opportunity 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 ideas for fundraising events, see if you can get any inspiration from these four videos. 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

Get the business brains working with this Apprentice-style activity in which pupils have to invent a creative idea that could raise £400 for charity.

Sing for Pudsey

Children get creative and write a song, put on a show and raise awareness of Children in Need.

Children in Need: Get baking!

It’s time to get your cooking caps on with these recipes to help you create your very own Children in Need cake stall.

Picture perfect with Pudsey

Use this resource to get creative and make a great Children in Need art display.

Fundraiser stickers

Give the fundraisers and contributors at your school these stickers to wear with Pudsey pride.

Photo booth activity

Strike a pose and raise awareness of Children in Need with this fun photo-booth activity – 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 these fundraising projects by getting the judges to comment on pupils’ ideas.

Use my talents

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

Be a journalist for the day

Use this template of questions as a starter for students to interview each other about their fundraising activities.

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.

Early Years



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

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Pudsey does Science

Get your thinking caps on and jump into the lab with Pudsey and this science based resource.

Pudsey coordinates

Try out this Children in Need-themed math activity and plot Pudsey.

Dancing Pudsey

Pupils can make Pudsey shake, dance 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

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

Positional language with Pudsey

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