The Great Plant Hunt

...following in Darwins footsteps

GREAT PLANT HUNT poster

Welcome to the Teachers Area

The Great Plant Hunt develops children's understanding of the natural world and is an ideal free resource to help you teach the primary science curriculum.

Introducing the Great Plant Hunt

Below are the main teaching resources for all primary class groups (class one). The relevant class group tabs above contain versions particular to your class group - plus some fun extras!

  • The Great Plant Hunt at a glance PDF
  • TGPH Teachers Handbook PDF

    (Packed with activity ideas and lesson plans for each class group, with curriculum links and supporting materials)

  • The Great Plant Hunt Identikit - Deccan Peninsula PDF

    (Helps to identify common India plants)

  • Following in Darwin's footsteps storybook PDF
  • Great Plant Hunt Videos

    The films are a great way to get a feel for The Great Plant Hunt. Find videos from plant hunters across the world on each class group page - why not show one in an assembly?

  • The Great Plant Hunt intro video Video
  • The Great Plant Hunt intro video download .wmv(50 MB) .mov(52 MB)
  • The Great Plant Hunt celebratory video Video
  • The Great Plant Hunt celebratory video download .wmv(43 MB) .mov(45 MB)
  • Health and safety information PDF

Curriculum connections

  • Cross-curricular links PDF

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Teaching resources and learning games

About these materials

The Great Plant Hunt teaching resources support three plant science activities over five or six lessons for each primary class group across all Indian national curricula.

They use familiar teaching processes and concepts - specialist training and support is not needed. Lots more resources can be found on the class group pages.


The fun stuff - play online

These engaging educational interactive challenges for all class groups can be used by children independently or on a whiteboard as a whole class activity.

Teaching resources

  • The Great Plant Hunt Identikit - Deccan Peninsula PDF
  • TGPH Teachers Handbook PDF
  • Children's Worksheets PDF
  • Health and safety information PDF

Sunflower Survival
Sunflower Survival
Herby Havoc
Herby Havoc
Habitat Challenge
Habitat Challenge
Plant or not game
Plant or not game
Plant Puzzle
Plant Puzzle




Make your own Treasure Chest and resources!

All teaching materials and resources are available to download - so you can make your own Treasure Chest of resources to run The Great Plant Hunt completely free. Independent schools are also invited to apply for school accounts. To "do-it-yourself", use the links below to print out all the booklets, print and make your own box, make a plant press and put together or buy a mini seed bank.

  • Make your own Treasure Chest PDF
  • TGPH Teachers Handbook PDF
  • Following in Darwin's footsteps storybook PDF
  • The Great Plant Hunt Identikit - Deccan Peninsula PDF
  • Make a plant press PDF
  • About the mini seed bank PDF