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Fair Trade at Home for Kids

Whether you’re looking for new inspiration for the home-schooling regime, or ways to give your little ones some time out with a healthy sprinkle of fairness, then we’ve got some ideas from around the web to keep young minds busy during lockdown.

· Fairtrade Foundation are publishing weekly challenges for children, including this one featuring Pablo the Super-Banana. Take a look at their full range of resources for home-schooling on their website.

· Fair chocolate pioneers, Divine, and Christian Aid are hosting the 18th National Poetry Competition, with two categories for young writers. This year’s theme is ‘Where does the chocolate journey begin’, and the lucky winner will have their poem recorded by Onjali Raúf, as well as Divine treats and book tokens. Entries close 5th June 2020.

· It wouldn’t be Fair Trade without baking, but this recipe and blog from when Bristol’s own Great British Bake Off star, Briony Williams, came to visit us earlier in the year is our hands-down favorite. An easy one for star bakers of any age.

· Paper-free in e-book format, and exploring Fairtrade through the eyes of the children of Windward Islands banana farmers, this charmingly illustrated book from Ruth Walton delivers a double whammy of ethical to keep children distracted.

· Make play time fair with handcrafted toys from BAFTS certified Lanka Kade, available online. We love their gorgeous skipping ropes, great for expending energy in minimal space!

· This illustrated video told from the point of view of a little from the Dominican Republic, looks into the challenges that face Fair Trade farmers and how Fair Trade can help tackle them. It’s a great all-round explainer, capturing the essence of Fair Trade in just 7 minutes.

· For very little Fair Traders, this nursery rhyme from the Scottish Fair Trade Forum will have them literally singing the praises of Fair Trade in no time at all. Great for learning about the kinds of products you can buy with the Fairtrade label, but a word of parental guidance: maybe save this one for nearer the end of lockdown if you value your sanity!

Think the kids are having all the fun? We’ve got something for you too – check out our blog for grown-ups looking to support Fair Trade through the lockdown.

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