Have 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).
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.
Printable colour recycling posters
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 and Make
Print and play this recycling-themed bingo game
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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