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 with the aid of sponsorship from Montessori Centre International for the year 2020. You can find out more about Montessori and the training they can provide at www.montessoritraining.org.uk. 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 to donate to the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme UK online is by using Virgin Money Giving. This can be a one off donation for any amount you want (every pound helps!) or if you prefer you can set up a regular, monthly donation.
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.
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.
We hope you enjoy these free resources produced by Montessori Centre International - remember to let us know how you used them in the classroom by posting a story to the website and entering our awards. You can find out more about Montessori and the training they can provide at www.montessoritraining.org.uk
A whole set of activities dedicated to learning about - and improving - your local area.
Roots & Shoots was founded by Dr Jane Goodall in 1991, so in 2021 we’re celebrating our 30th birthday!
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
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!
These activity ideas are all about learning about and helping people all over the world.
These activity ideas are all about looking at forests and woodlands and understanding how they affect Animals, People and the Environment.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Here you will find information about each term's focus and related activities or resources to help you with them.
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...
Notes on how Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible works, and archived newsletters.
Posters and stickers for the classroom
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.