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Primary Resources

Explore our National Geographic Kids Primary Resources.

Find engaging and curriculum-led teaching ideas and accompanying resource sheets aligned with the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Our resources are pupil-focused and interdisciplinary, supporting core subjects like English, Maths and Science as well as the wider curriculum with resources for Geography, History, Art and Culture – which includes SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) development, such as British values.

We’ve provided teacher support to show which areas of the curriculum each individual primary resource covers. The primary resources themselves are written in the tone of National Geographic Kids magazine and are sure to engage your children by making learning fun and accessible.


Roald Dahl: English primary resource

Discover interesting facts about the children’s author

English writing framework: Rainforest Quest!

Practise nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives on a rainforest adventure!

Animal friendships primary resource

Celebrate International Friendship Day with these unusual animal companions…
  • QUIZ

    Which big cat is recognisable thanks to its rosette markings?

Plan your own film: Primary resource

Practise writing in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot

Black rhino primary resource

Join us on a rhino tracking adventure in Malawi!

World Wide Web primary resource

Learn all about Tim Berners-Lee and his world-changing creation

Tiger conservation primary resource

Discover the biggest big cat on the planet and learn why it is in danger…

Watermelon smoothie primary resource

Consider taste and nutrition with our fruit smoothie primary resource

Pirate board game

Enjoy ‘The Buccaneer’s Battle’, a pirate-themed board game

Nat Geo Kids guide to summer fun!

Check out these 45 fun ideas for summer activities at school and on holidays!


Ancient Egyptians primary resource

Discover some of the Ancient Egyptians’ greatest achievements

Rainforests of life: Geography resource

Explore the rainforests’ positive ecological impacts on the Earth

Meet the Vikings primary resource

Learn all about the legendary warriors and their way of life

Plastic Pollution Primary Resource

Learn about the harmful effects of plastic waste on our oceans and find out how each of us can help!

North and South Poles primary resource

An introduction to the environments of the Arctic and Antarctic

Endangered tiger: Science primary resource

Discover how a Siberian tiger cub was rescued and rehabilitated

Romans primary resource

Discover the secrets of the Roman Empire and life in Ancient Rome

All about weather: primary resource

Explore different types of weather and the impact they can have on the environment

Volcanoes of Ecuador primary resource

Learn about the features of volcanoes and how they come to exist

Ancient Greeks primary resource

Learn about life under Ancient Greek rule in this fun comic strip

Deep ocean ecosystem primary resource

Find out more about the deepest part of the ocean

Giant Panda Rescue: primary resource

Explore the needs of giant pandas and the threats they face in the wild

Space facts primary resource

Understand more about our solar system with these fun facts!

Roald Dahl: English primary resource

Discover interesting facts about the children’s author

First World War primary resource

Explore events from the First World War at home and abroad

Anglo Saxons primary resource

Explore the secrets that artifacts reveal about the Anglo Saxons

Greek Mythology Primary Resource

Learn about the gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes of Ancient Greece

Imperial China primary resource

Discover the symbols, architecture and beliefs inspired by the different dynasties of Imperial China

Sea turtle: Science primary resource

Discover how marine rescue organisations help sea turtles in trouble

Emperor penguins: skilled survivors

Discover the characteristics and behaviour of the emperor penguin

Marine life of Australia’s coast: primary resource

Discover the secret underwater world of Australia’s coastline

Life in the rainforest primary resource

Discover the animals, insects, plants and people that make the African rainforest their home

Lion Family Pride: Primary Resource

Discover how lions live and work together in the savannah

Wolf language and communication

Explore how wolves use their voices, body language and odour to talk to one another

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