- Recycling helps our environment.
- We recycle glass, paper and plastics. These items have a symbol that resembles a triangle made up of arrows.
- These materials are used to create new materials.
- Recycling reduces garbage.
- The garbage man collects materials to be recycled at your home and in special dumpsters.
- Read Where Does All The Garbage Go? By Melvin Berger. What is garbage? Where does it go? How can we help our environment? (Language, literacy)
- Read Why Should I Recycle? By Jen Green. What types of items do the children recycle? What do you recycle at home? Record responses. (Language, literacy, science.)
- Go on a litter hunt outside around our playground. Discuss the items that are found. (motor, social studies, science)
- Can this be recycled? Show the children various items- cans, bottles, paper, etc. What can be recycled? (Language, science, math)
- Junk collage. Glue together various recyclable materials to create a structure. (creative, motor, social)
- Create water globes with water bottles. (motor, creative)
- Decorate a classroom recycling bin. (creative, motor)
- Scissors, magazines, junk mail and glue sticks. (creative, motor)
- Clean mud and molds. (creative, motor, sensory)
- Corks and water. (sensory)
- Shredded paper and trucks (sensory, creative)
- Dirt and cars (sensory, creative)
- Take a walk to the recycling bin to empty our recycling bin. (motor, language, social)