Children will learn all about ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle materials.
Grade Level: K-2
Recycle Every Day!
When Minna has a school assignment to make a poster about recycling, her entire rabbit family spends the week practicing various kinds of recycling and suggesting ideas for her poster.
Composting: Nature's Recyclers
Describes what composting is, what goes into compost, and why composting is beneficial.
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
A reminder of the easy, everyday ways we can be kinder to the Earth.
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids
Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products.
Break students into several groups. Give each group a bag with different objects that can be recycled, reused or composted. Have three boxes labeled "recycle", "reuse" and "compost" Start a timer and have one child from each team pick on object out of the bag and place it in the correct bin. At the end, go over all the objects to see if each team placed them correctly.
Compost: A mixture of decaying organic matter, as from leaves and manure, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients
Recycle: the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
Reduce: to make smaller in size
Reuse: use again after processing
Waste: any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted