Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Earth Day is celebrated in the US on April 22. It is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. As we become more aware of the need for Living Green and Recycling, not just for a day or a week, but every day, it will become important to introduce this to children from an early age. This awareness can be introduced by participating in activities such as the ones listed below. So, make every day an Earth Day and Live Green!
Recycling Crafts for Kids
Soda Bottle Printing
Print using a soda bottle to make flowers. Turn into a card or frame for a sweet gift.
Styrofoam Tray Print
Reuse a styrofoam meat or veggie tray and make these fun prints. Easy for all ages. just needs a pencil to create the design.
Save those broken crayons and make fun shaped rainbow crayons. Great for party favors or keeping a few on hand when waiting at restaurants and at doctor's visits.
Recycle a Plastic Jug, Make a Watering Can
Easy to make and perfect for an Earth Day project for your child or for a classroom. Have a classroom garden? Each child can make their own and take it home after. Or make one as a culminating activity for a plant unit.
Egg Carton Caterpillar
Turn that egg carton into the Very Hungry Caterpillar! Recycle a styrofoam eggcarton to make this cute little caterpillar. Perfect activity for the classroom.
Make a Learning Shaker
Recycle a tennis ball container into a learning shaker. Tailor it to your child's needs. You can use letters, numbers, colors, or pictures.
Make Your Own Recycle Bin
Great way to teach children about Recycling and its importance. Use any plastic bin or container and decorate with foam stickers and label. This bin is now over 5 years old and we still use it!
Recycled Box House
Have a large box? Just bought a refrigertor or washer? Make a play house for your toddler...this is one house your child can write on the walls!! Sometimes the most inexpensive "toys" are the ones your child will enjoy the most.