Free teaching resources



Working with children? We have a great selection of resources for Key Stages 1 to 4 to help you involve pupils at different ages and stages.

The Big Lunch links nicely with many elements of the curriculum and school life, including: 

  • community events
  • cooking and healthy eating
  • wellbeing
  • mental health
  • antibullying

    Don't forget to sign up for a free pack if you want to organise a Big Lunch this year! Our activity ideas and bunting templates are also a lovely way to get children involved in the run up to the big day. 

We also have a special set of lesson plans for the Coronation Big Lunch, perfect for teaching children about the significance of the Coronation and about community celebrations - ahead of this historic occasion. 

Key Stage 1

Working in groups, pupils will use their creativity to transform an ordinary chair into a glorious throne fit for a community champion.

Introducing the idea of a picnic, an invitation and ideas to help plan the event.

To learn about eating a balanced diet; making biscuits for the picnic, greeting guests and hosting a picnic.

Organising a picnic for others – how, when, what and where?

Key Stage 2

Understand why communities are important by creating a community event and presenting it to the class.

Pupils become involved in an existing community event and add their own feature to it – understanding communities and how they work.

Key Stages 2 & 3 

Learning the Street Party song; song writing, rhythm and performance

Key Stages 2, 3 & 4

Lots of great activity ideas to get children involved and excited ahead of The Big Lunch. Use or adapt for your class, youth group, or the kids on your street!

Key Stage 3 & 4

Learning about and experiencing communal eating; how to describe flavours and create flavour combinations in preparation for The Big Lunch.

Pupils practice teamwork, event planning and presentation skills as they are challenged to plan a community Big Lunch that everyone wants to attend! 

Pupils learn about planning balanced and appealing menus, carry out research and practice their presentation skills. 

Want to get children ready for the Coronation of  HM The King Charles III and HM The Queen Consort? Check out our Coronation Big Lunch Lesson Plans!