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Boy--Recycle-Bags-283pxHave fun recycling your rubbish into fabulous craft projects! It is recognised that it is important that children know how to help the environment by recycling, and schools do a pretty good job! Children are often the instigators and policemen of recycling in the home. If they are not, or you think they need a little nudge in the right direction. Here are some great links to explore and make some fun crafts and activities.

 

Many materials that we use everyday can be reused and recycled, and building green habits can be fun. Even people who don't have rug-rats of their own can give their paper, egg cartons, and bottle tops to local kindys as a way to both recycle and help out education in the local community.

Explore the following websites to learn more about recycling and ways you can reduce the amount you throw away. Please feel free to weigh in with any obvious ones that we may have missed.

Welcome to Ecology's solid waste and recycling web page for kids. This interactive Web site is designed to teach you about the importance of waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste management (or how we take care of our garbage).


There's no machinery at The Imagination Factory, and smokestacks don't pollute the air. Instead, we teach children and their caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art. The lessons and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mache, marbling, and crafts.

Use the Trash Matcher to quickly find uses for items most people throw away.

Make a dolls house using things from the recycling bin.

Many crafts to make here with recycled items.

Newspaper puppets - great fun!

Make a litter bug from an old egg carton.

Print

Printable colour recycling posters
Here is an excellent poster to print out about recycling glass
Coloring page/worksheets to print out from Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, in the UK.

Print PlanetPals excellent sets of signs and posters of recycling tips and reminders.

Print PlanetPals Precycle helpful list to remind you of ways to reduce waste when shopping.

Print out this writing paper with a recycling theme.
This writing paper is suitable for younger writers.
Printable bookmarks with a recycling theme.


Print and Make

Print and play this recycling-themed bingo game

Do

Find your way through the maze to put the bottle into the recycling bin

A recycling word search

Learn

Recycle Australia News

Ollie Saves the Planet

Find out all about worms and how they can help recycle household waste.

More about vermicomposting (composting with worms), including games, songs and printables

Clean Up the River Interactive Recycling Game

Ecobites selection of EcoKids links for children, teachers and parents to explore

Ecobites Earth Sites; these sites include educational sites, zoo sites, and youth organizations that help kids around the globe work together for the environment.

 

 

 

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