Childrens recycling and environmental activities
Many children find environmental awareness an interesting topic, especially when presented with our Recycling the Magic way show ! - but if we are to believe the media, such education now needs to become integral to children’s lives. The environmental mantra is simple and easy to teach :
- Reduce reduce the amount of things you buy and use
- Reuse use the same things as many times as you can
- Recycle find new ways to use old things
Through being taught the concept of recycling in schools children consequently often become the instigators of recycling in the home. Through our research we have uncovered some inspirational resource links and wanted to share these with you and your children. Please select from the following options :
Excellent website – lots of info, games, and activities for children and educators
Interesting website, probably more suited to slightly younger children than above site, fun facts, info and some games
Recycling posters to print
A fun collection of printable recycling posters to help you remind your kids to recycle - or to designate recycling areas around the house, school or classroom.
Print these excellent sets of signs and posters of recycling tips and reminders
Print this helpful list to remind you of ways to reduce waste when shopping
A fun poster to inspire you – What On Earth Can You Do With An Old Jelly Jar?
Print out this writing paper with a recycling theme
And this writing paper is suitable for younger writers
Lots of printable bookmarks with a recycling theme
Dont forget to print our own poster click here !
Make your own worm pal
Recycle those old magazines, scraps and odds and ends in to a creative collage
Make a simple recycling box for your room
Make your own paper by recycling paper in this project
Reuse a plastic milk bottle by making it in to a bird feeder
Recycle plastic drinks bottles in to puppets
Make a litter bug from an old egg carton
Find your way through the maze to put the bottle into the recycling bin
Can you solve this environment-themed word search puzzle?
A recycling word search
Waste No Words in this on-line crossword puzzle
A great selection of printable puzzles – crossword, spot the difference, secret code and more
Find out all about worms and how they can help recycle household waste
More about vermicomposting (composing with worms), including games, songs and printables
Carry out this investigation into the packaging that you bring into your home
Find out how plastic bottles are recycled with this Follow That Bottle! worksheet
Can you identify these recycling symbols?
Enjoy this slide show introducing composting to children
Have fun reading this on-line comic book – Adventures of the Garbage Gremlin
Listen (and sing along if you wish) to The Ecology Song
Send a free e-card – these Earth Day cards all have a recycling theme suitable for any time of year
Help put the rubbish in the correct recycling bin
Practise sorting the rubbish with Barnaby Bear – a fun game for younger children
Help Anita clean out her room – do you know where all the rubbish should go?
Can you help Dump Town reduce its waste? – a great game for older children
Unjumble these recycling signs in this on-line game
Play against Mr. Recycle-more in this on-line memory game
Download some fun wallpapers or screen savers for your computer
Lots of fun recycling and waste prevention clip art
Download this recycling activity with lots of puzzles and coloring pages plus lots of information about recycling