Red Nose Day in School provides free lesson plans and resources to help students learn about the issues facing children in need, strengthen their social-emotional skills, and realize their power to help others.

Developed in collaboration with Scholastic.

Remote Learning Resources 

We know that this is a challenging time for both teachers and parents, as you deal with school closings and ensure that students keep learning and growing while at home. 

Now more than ever, when the world needs empathy and kindness, Red Nose Day in School is here for you. Our free, downloadable lesson plans provide a fun way to help children build empathy while practicing core English Language Acquisition (ELA) and math skills. Better yet, they can all be done from the living room or kitchen table.

We're busy making our lessons even better for remote learning, but in the meantime, you can preview our resources below!


Literacy & Humor
Literacy, Empathy, and Humor lesson
Coming in September: Literacy, Empathy, and Humor

Students will use humor and creativity to build literacy skills and prepare for the Joke-Ha-Thon!

Empathy through reading
Coming in September: Building Empathy Through Reading

Students will read informational text to develop empathy for those in need.

Use the Power of Words to be an Everyday Hero
Coming in September: Writing for Social Action

Students will use their research and letter-writing skills to make a difference for children in need in their communities.

SEL Routines
Classroom routines to build empathy
Coming in September: Classroom Routines to Build Empathy

SEL + ELA lessons to build empathy all year long. Use with the Everyday Heroes poster.

SEL Routines
Classroom Poster
Coming in September: Everyday Heroes Poster

Celebrate your students' good deeds with the Everyday Heroes poster.


Our videos help students understand the effects of poverty on children and inspire them to make a difference.

RND in School Videos

  • Ed Sheeran and Peaches

    Ed Sheeran meets Peaches, a young girl in Liberia

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    In this video, Ed meets Peaches, a young girl affected by the Ebola crisis.

  • Felix, a street child from Uganda

    Jack Black meets Felix, a street child, in Uganda

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    In 2015's Red Nose Day Special, Jack Black met a street kid from Uganda named Felix. One year later, your #RedNoseDay donations changed his life.

  • Michelle Rodriguez Learns About Child Labor in Peru

    Michelle Rodriquez learns about child labor in Peru

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    In 2015, Michelle Rodriguez travelled to Peru for Red Nose Day. There, she met several children who do back-breaking labor.

  • In Atlanta, L.E.A.D is using baseball as a form of empowerment.

    Rising Above Poverty in Atlanta

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    In Atlanta, 30% of children live in poverty, and only 4% will make it out. L.E.A.D, a program funded by Red Nose Day, uses the power of sport to empower young ambassadors and help them overcome crime, poverty, and racism.

  • Paul Rudd speaks to a young girl at a school.

    Paul Rudd and Julia Roberts explore child poverty in America

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    Follow along as Paul Rudd and Julia Roberts visit some schools in the United States, where children in need do not have access to healthy meals or good medical care.

Check out the full Red Nose Day in School video playlist, featuring 15+ videos to teach empathy and incite students to take action.


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