Gift Giving

A practical activity which explores the meaning behind giving gifts – and gets pupils making chocolate lollipops with ethical packaging.

Years: 3, 4

Duration: 90mins

Curriculum Objectives: 2

Subject: D&T

Resource Overview

This lesson enables pupils to:

 - consider what makes something a thoughtful gift to give to someone that is close to them
 - begin to think about where our gifts and gift wrapping come from and discuss more ethical options
 - their own gift wrapping by re-using materials that might have been thrown away

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Resource Assets


Chocolate Lollipop Instructions

A set of child friendly, easy to follow instructions with clear visuals.


Gift Giving Presentation

Challenge your class to design their own ethical wrapping paper


Gift Giving Lesson Plan

A clear, easy to follow lesson plan which whilst designed for Christmas can be adapted easily to any celebration.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups