Activities and Games

Activties and games for use with your youth group or to help you teach fair trade. These games and activities are a whole lot of fun and also help to increase understanding of how trade works and why Fairtrade is important.

Select a subject to download PDF files to help you run activities:

Fantastic new online non-uniform day pack! Download assemblies, PowerPoints, letters to parents, posters and much more for the best non-uniform day yet. Free stickers for each school taking part, email

A fun and effective simulation game suitable for ages 8-adult. You will need 15-35 participants and at least 1 hour to play and debrief. Demonstrates how difficult it is to make ends meet as a producer in the developing world

Try this fantastic PowerPoint and chocolate tasting session and you'll never look at chocolate the same way again! (More ideas and resources on chocolate at

This activity works well as a demonstration in an assembly or lesson.

Create a vibrant visual and tactile display and demonstrate the impact of Fairtrade around the world by sticking Fairtrade ingredients onto a world map. Send in pictures of your completed collage for a chance to feature in Traidcraft's catalogue!

There are a few ideas here for small-group competitions with rules weighted in favour of one team over another. Great as part of a talk, lesson or assembly to illustrate why Fairtrade is needed.

This competition for ages 7 - 18 gives groups of children the chance to invent and design their own Fairtrade snack, packaging and marketing campaign. There's also a poster competition for ages 5 - 7. Prizes include cash for the school and Fairtrade goody bags for the children. The 2011 competition closes on 8th April but the activity can be used all year round!

This game is great as part of a lesson or talk and can be easily adapted for different agegroups.

Explore for games, quizzes and activities and for tons of information on the wonderful producers who contribute the ingredients for Geobar - the first ever product to comprise many different Fairtrade ingredients.

This information pack about Traidcraft can be used as a case study for business based activities. Suitable for use at GCSE and A Level.