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Here you will find a series of resources that can be downloaded and carried out either as individual or group activities.

Most of our activities are suitable as classroom activities and others can be used for homework. There are also activities for fundraising, craft and notes for teachers.

All of our activities are free to use. You can also help to support the work of Roots & Shoots in the UK by making a donation, no matter how small. The easiest way is to donate to the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme UK online.


Our activities are available in loosely themed sets, each containing a collection of activities that can used together or singly. Use the activities "as is", use them just as inspiration, or anything in between! However you use them, it would be great if you could provide us with a short write-up of how the activity went to publish on this site to help inspire others – doing so also automatically enters you for the Roots & Shoots Awards.

Twinning Programme

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is delighted to announce their new twinning programme between schools in the UK and schools in the United Arab Emirates. Check out our guide and resources for details on how to sign up and activities to carry out.

View Twinning Guide and resources

Climate and weather

A set of resources about climate and weather around the world, developed in partnership with DP World, a leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics.

See all of the Climate and weather activities

My Local Area

A whole set of activities dedicated to learning about - and improving - your local area.

See all of the My Local Area activities

Roots and Shoots 30

Roots & Shoots was founded by Dr Jane Goodall in 1991, so in 2021 we’re celebrating our 30th birthday!

See all of the Roots and Shoots 30 activities

Gombe 60

On 14 July 1960, Jane first set foot in what is now the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Join our 60 year celebrations, but using these activities to find out more about Jane's story

See all of the Gombe 60 activities

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

These activities are all about reducing our impact on the environment by reducing the resources we use and the amount of waste we create, reusing things where we can and recyling instead of sending to landfill. There's lots of great ideas here, why not give them a try!

See all of the Reduce, Reuse & Recycle activities


These activity ideas are all about learning about and helping people all over the world.

See all of the People activities


These activity ideas are all about looking at forests and woodlands and understanding how they affect Animals, People and the Environment.

See all of the Forest activities


Imagine a future world where crops have failed leading to dust storms, and Kent is a strange, almost lunar landscape, with little or nothing growing. Conservation of pollinating insects today can prevent future crop failure and the resulting catastrophic dust storms. What can YOU do to help? Learn about what animals and people live in dry and dusty environments, the US dustbowl of the 1930s and how to attract and preserve your local wildlife with our Dustbowl activities.

See all of the Dustbowl activities


The Iceworld imagines a future where the gulf stream has shifted due to climate change, leaving Scotland as a frozen wasteland. The smallest improvement in the rate of climate change today could help, so the more energy we can individually save the better! We have a whole host of activities to help you learn about cold and icy environments, the little ice age in Europe and how to measure and reduce your energy use today to help improve the future.

See all of the Iceworld activities


Imagine a future where East Anglia is flooded and marshy. But it's not just the water that's the problem, it's the drug-resistant malarial mosquitoes that are everywhere... What can you do to help prevent this happening? Learn about flood risk, malaria and how you can help!

See all of the Waterworld activities


Here you will find a series of fun activities to raise money for your school, a local charity or even Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots! Got a fundraising idea of your own that you'd like to share with us? Let us know!

See all of the Fundraising activities

Global Oceans

A set of resources about the oceans of the world, developed in partnership with DP World, a leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics.

See all of the Global Oceans activities


Here you will find our older activity ideas, that aren't linked in to a specific Roots & Shoots mission. These activity sheets aren't as comprehensive as the mission based ones, but still give you lots of ideas for projects you may wish to run.

See all of the Miscellaneous activities

Montessori Group

We hope you enjoy these free resources produced by Montessori Group - remember to let us know how you used them in the classroom by posting a story to the website and entering our awards.

See all of the Montessori Group activities

Termly Focus

Here you will find information about each term's focus and related activities or resources to help you with them.

See all of the Termly Focus activities

The Book of Hope

To celebrate the publication of Jane’s new book, The Book of Hope, we’ve teamed up with Penguin Books on a set of educational activities based on Jane’s Four Reasons for Hope from the book

See all of the The Book of Hope activities

Other Downloads

As well as the activity sheets, we have a selection of other useful downloads.


Forms to download and use, e.g. for consent to use photos etc...

See all of the Forms downloads

Newsletters and Notes

Notes on how Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible works, and archived newsletters.

See all of the Newsletters and Notes downloads

Posters & Stickers

Posters and stickers for the classroom

See all of the Posters & Stickers downloads

Related Links

There are a whole host of useful resources out there on the web, so we have selected a few useful ones that might come in handy for you.

See all the related links

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