We are halfway through Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK – with World Fairtrade Day being in May – and the kids and I have been talking about Fairtrade and what it’s purpose and value is.  There’s a wealth of information around Fairtrade online, so I’ve worked through it and pulled out the bits that my children would respond well to.

I also wanted to do a little lapbook for a Fairtrade study unit because Ameli responded so well to our Mexico lapbook, but I couldn’t find anything suitable ready made – so I made one. It took me all weekend, and it’s not very big or complicated! But I’m happy with it.

Fairtrade Resources

So below are a variety of resources for learning about Fairtrade:

Fairtrade Resources

  • The virtual reality headsets are the only paid resource we went for – it’s £5 and we’ll be able to put it away and use it again. They are headsets that you use to watch a Fairtrade video shot in 360 degrees – providing a fully immersive experience via your smart phone. You don’t need them, but they add a pretty neat dimension to this topic.  You can then use them to watch a story like Samuel’s Fairtrade Story.

Fairtrade VR Viewer

Free lapbook download

You can download the lapbook activities here. These underpin pretty much anything you’ll read above and just put it all ‘in one place’ so to speak.

Fairtrade Lapbook

If you download this resource you will be added to our mailing list, where you will be updated when we have new study units. You can unsubscribe at any time if you’re no longer interested. 

Fairtrade Banana Split

Included in the download are:

Working on Lapbook Photo

  • a cover page
  • a header
  • an envelope with image disks that demonstrate which products are Fairtrade
  • Lift-the-flap tabs for the effects of fair trade on the economy, environment and society
  • There are cut and paste pictures for which products from the 7 producers
  • An ‘income split’ version of the game that lets kids first decide how much they think each group should get, and then an actual flap that shows how much they do get
  • There’s a lift-the-flap flower that shows who benefits from Fairtrade
  • and finally, a wheel that follows the journey of a banana from field to table.


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