Red Nose Day in School provides free supplemental lesson plans and routines designed to build classroom community, help students strengthen their SEL skills, and realize their power to help others.
Our two programs, FriendSkills and Everyday Heroes, are flexible, support key literacy skills, and can be done in the classroom or at the kitchen table!
Check them out below!
The FriendSkills series will help your students build friendships and community, whether learning in person at school or virtually.
These creative and fun supplemental activities will help children understand their own emotions, develop active listening skills, and learn how to connect with others through empathy.
Created in partnership with Six Seconds, FriendSkills is designed to support your existing SEL program with adaptations for online learning to meet the moment.
All of the FriendSkills activities, bundled into one.
Students will develop emotional literacy skills as they identify emotions and build self awareness.
Students will increase empathy skills as they practice active listening and share similarities and differences.
Students will learn how to show empathetic caring, a key friendship skill.
The Everyday Heroes lesson plans and routines will help you celebrate acts of empathy and kindness in your classroom and inspire your students to take action to help others — all while building important SEL and literacy skills.
While the classroom routines can be used year-round, the supplemental lessons can support key learning moments on the calendar, including the 100th Day of School, Reading Month, and April Fool’s Day.
All of the lesson plans and routines, bundled into one.
Students will use their research and letter-writing skills to make a difference for children in need in their communities.
Students will read informational text to develop empathy for those in need.
Students will use humor and creativity to build literacy skills and explore how they can make a difference with comedy!
Build empathy, strengthen classroom community, and celebrate your students’ acts of kindness! Includes routines, nomination form, certificate, and editable 8.5x11” poster.
Share this letter and routine with parents and guardians to encourage kindness and empathy practice at home.
Use this classroom-sized poster with the Everyday Heroes routine. It’s sized at 15.5x20.75”, perfect for posting on a wall or bulletin board.
Use this virtual background with the Everyday Heroes classroom routine as an added bonus for your weekly hero!
Students can read stories of real children impacted by poverty in the U.S. and around the world, and learn how organizations supported by Red Nose Day are helping.
Our flexible program is tied to key learning moments throughout the year. Use this overview to help you plan!
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Our videos help students understand the different issues children in poverty face, both in the United States and around the world. They also educate students about the types of programs Red Nose Day funds that help meet both the short and long-term needs of these children, ensuring that they're safe, healthy, educated, and empowered.
Please note, some of these videos may feature sensitive content for certain age groups. We encourage you to review them before you share with your students.
Watch a sample of the videos below, or check out 15+ videos on the Red Nose Day in School video playlist on YouTube.
RND in School Videos
Ed Sheeran meets Peaches, a young girl in Liberia
Jack Black meets Felix, a street child, in Uganda
Rising Above Poverty in Atlanta
Paul Rudd and Julia Roberts explore child poverty in America
Talking about racial identity and bias with children means acknowledging what children already know: people are different, and the world is not colorblind.
At Red Nose Day, we believe that part of building empathy is nurturing spaces that honor diversity and inclusion, and foster belonging. Conversations about race and identity can be difficult, but these resources can help build a safe, open, and accepting classroom and school community where students can explore their identities and learn to understand, respect, and celebrate their differences.
These lessons help K-5 students develop their racial or ethnic identities in a safe and open class environment. Children will build understanding through art, poetry, family interviews, and class conversation starters to build community. Each lesson offers guidance for teachers.
Reprinted with permission of Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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