Our home learning packs have been compiled by the Young People’s Trust for the Environment to support parents and carers whilst their children are at home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

We will be producing a new pack each week, to be released every Friday for the duration of the lockdown.  Home Learning Packs will include suggestions for activities you can do alongside your children, as well as those that they can do independently, whilst you are working from home.

We will attempt to suggest activities which require no special materials other than those you may find around the house. It may be possible to pick up some resources during your occasional shop for essentials but please do not aim to shop specifically for listed supplies!  We will also attempt to minimise the need to print out any materials. 

We’d love to hear your suggestions for making the packs more useful for you, or your children’s ideas for future topics. You can follow us on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/WeAreYPTE/  on Twitter @YPTE or on Instagram @weareypte. You can share your pictures with us using #yptelearning

In your pack each week:

  • Open ended project ideas and research topics
  • Activities to explore independently or together 
  • Games to play
  • Ideas for science experiments
  • Art and craft ideas
  • Links to other learning resources
  • A use each week for toilet roll tubes…

Home Learning Packs are supported by Total.

Home Learning Pack: Energy and Power

Here are some amazing ideas for learning and activities focused on how we can make and use energy.  Try making your own circuit using a pencil and ...

Home Learning Pack: All about weather

Find out about the weather with this Home Learning Pack!  It is full of great activities to help you learn and there are instructions for making lo...

Home Learning Pack: Dinosaurs

Loads of fantastic ideas for learning and investigation, activities, games, arts and crafts for learning about dinosaurs.  All that and some Maths ...

Home Learning Pack: Dramatic Earth

With volcanoes and earthquakes, planet Earth gets up to some pretty dramatic stuff every year!  This new Home Learning Pack gives you some fantasti...

Home Learning Pack: Garden Birds

Learn about the birds in your garden with this great home learning pack.  Includes designs for making bird feeders from recycled materials, researc...

Home Learning Pack: Plants

Supporting parents and carers during the Covid-19 lockdown Our home learning packs have been compiled by the Young People’s Trust for the Enviro...

Home Learning Pack: Rainforests

Some fantastic ideas for games, arts and crafts, learning activities and lots more to help you and your children learn about our amazing rainforest...

Home Learning Pack: Rocks and Minerals

Find out more about rocks and minerals with this exciting Home Learning Pack.  Learn about the difference between sedimentary, igneous and metamorp...

Home Learning Pack: Super Soil

More fantastic ideas for learning about soil - something that is vital for us all, but is often overlooked!  Find out about different types of soil...

How to make bioplastic

Alaska (age 12) shows you how to make bioplastic in this video she made herself.   Created in collaboration with Explorium, Lights On® Jam.

Humans and Nature

In his video, Essie explains how human actions can affect wildlife. Created in collaboration with Explorium, Lights On® Jam.

Making a hanging bottle garden

In this great 'How-To' guide, Georgina shows how to make a hanging garden using plastic bottles.  Created in collaboration with Explorium, Lights O...

Making a milk bottle elephant

Join George as he shows you how to make a milk bottle elephant.  Created in collaboration with  Explorium, Lights On® Jam.

Making bioplastic with Noah

Noah had a go at making some bioplastic. Find out how he got on in this video that he produced for YPTE, created in collaboration with Explorium, L...

Mints and cola experiment video

Emily and Allison from 'Pig Productions' did the cola and mint eruption experiment for us. Look at what happened!   Created in collaboration with  ...

Rainforests by Theo and Grace

Theo (age seven and three quarters) and Grace (age five and three quarters) made this fantastic animation inspired by our Home Learning Pack on Rai...

Roxy the dog's habitat

Caitlin tells us all about Roxy the dog's habitats in this great video, inspired by YPTE's Home Learning Pack on Animals and Habitats.  Created in ...

Video on food chains

Arthur explains food chains and why removing keystone species like turtles can make a big difference to a marine ecosystem.  Created in collaborati...

Your Home Learning Creations

Here are some of the fantastic models and artwork done by young people and inspired by YPTE's Home Learning Packs and Home Learning Activities duri...

Zephan's Nature Garden

Zephan has been making his garden more nature-friendly.  Find out how in his fantastic video that he produced for YPTE, created in collaboration wi...