Our pandemic response educational toolkit offers a comprehensive range of activities and educational resources that equip youth workers with the necessary tools to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic with young people, helping them to better understand the impact of the pandemic on their lives. The toolkit consists of three components.

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Explore our COVID-19 overview poster, which depicts over 100 situations that children and adolescents worldwide face during a pandemic. Youth workers can access additional activities on seven key topics, including emotions, business, personal safety, education, basic needs, play, sports and culture, and health. These activities are available for free on StreetSmart Play, making them a valuable resource for anyone looking to facilitate meaningful discussions with children about these challenging times.

COVID-19 overview

Talk about the consequences of COVID-19 with children and youngsters making use of this detailed discussion poster.

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Reflect on how the pandemic and the restrictions taken have an impact on the mental wellbeing of young people.

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Business Overview

Reflect with your target group on the differences in doing business before, during and after the pandemic.

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Personal safety – Risky situations

Identify the risky situations during a pandemic with the help of this extremely detailed discussion poster.

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The educational maze

Train your brain with the educational maze and learn everything there is to know about ways of learning, gaining knowledge and acquiring skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Basic Needs

How does a pandemic impact children's rights? To solve the question, simply use this children's rights poster to reflect on the different consequences.

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The Olympic poster - corona proof activities

Use the bustling Olympic Poster to reflect on how COVID-19 has an influence on play, sports and culture and define some corona proof activities.

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Personal Hygiene

Scan the personal hygiene poster and discuss cleaning and hygiene tips to help keep the COVID-19 virus out of your home.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on children's rights, particularly in areas such as education, play, development, health, and food security. It has highlighted the need to prioritise children's rights and to involve children and youth in decision-making to ensure their needs are met and their rights protected. This bonus chapter includes several games and activities to encourage discussions with youngsters on the impact of COVID-19 on their lives and rights.

Bonus Chapter: Pandemic Response

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Strengthen your understanding of how a pandemic can affect children's rights with our self-paced training programme on StreetSmart Learn. This programme provides insights into the impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and offers three guidelines on safeguarding children’s rights in future pandemics. Don’t miss this crucial opportunity to enhance your knowledge and prepare for the challenges that may lie ahead.


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on more than 1.5 billion children worldwide, affecting various domains of their lives. 9.7 million of them are not expected to return to school. To support these children, youth workers have worked tirelessly to provide essential services and basic needs. This toolkit aims to assist these youth workers in discussing the consequences of COVID-19 on business, emotions, health, and school attendance with children and youth. The toolkit was developed in collaboration with the following organisations: