recycling lesson ideas?

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  1. leannwade

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    Our unit topic for the month of April is "Taking Care of Our Earth." Does anyone have any interesting ideas for recycling?
     
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    We did a recycle sort. i took 3 boxes, and taped the recycle symbol onto each one - and also labeled one for paper, one for plastic and one for metal. Then i placed a few items in each from around our classroom and kept them out for the kids to use. they LOVED "recycling" and sorting the stuff into the right recycle "bin". Good math activity! :)

    We also learned this song, sung to the tune of "The More We Get Together":
    Reduce, reuse, recycle, recycle, recycle
    Reduce, reuse, recycle, it's easy to do.

    For your world is my world
    and my world is your world.

    Reduce, reuse, recycle, it's easy to do.

    Hope this helps!! :)
     
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    My kids last year really enjoyed sorting and patterning with lids... I have a HUGE bag of lids from milk jugs, juice jugs, water bottles, etc. They also got a kick out of doing the same thing with cans (we asked the parents for clean, empty ones).

    Pop cans or water bottles make great shakers if you add seeds or beans inside them. You can also do that with toilet paper or paper towel tubes if you tape up the ends. :)
     
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    I love doing projects with found materials and so do the children. It allows them to express themselves freely and create what they want to create from the found materials. Here is a list that I give out to my families to enhance my creative art area. Pictures from my web page on creative art.http://kidsworldexploration.com/id5.html

    Collect interesting materials
    Ones trash is someone’s treasure

    Milk Caps
    Straws
    Bottle Caps
    Broken Jewelry
    Scraps of Paper (Gift Wrapping)
    Card Board
    Ribbon/Yarn
    Feathers
    Plastic Things
    Playing Cards
    Beads/Buttons
    Costume Jewelry
    Tapes
    String
    Old Keys
    Corks
    Leather Remnants
    Shells
    Sand Washed Glass
    Sponges
    Rubber Bands
    Scrap Fabric/Lace
    Small Seed Pods
    Wood Scraps
    Bubble Wrap
    Egg Cartons
    Apple Cartons
    Sticks
    Craft Sticks
    Packing Peanuts
    Film Canisters
    Puzzle Pieces
    Wall Paper Scraps
    Jar Lids
    Old Hinges
    Cotton Balls
    Q-Tips
    Silk Flowers/Silk Plants
    Toilet Paper Rolls
    Paper Towel Rolls
    Shoe Boxes
    Small Boxes (from food products)
    Coin Rolls
    Pen Parts
    Syro Foam Pieces
    Pipe Cleaners
    Wrapping Ribbon
    Hair Bands
    Plastic Lids (from cans)
    Old Stamps
    Stickers
    Paper Clips
    Shoe Laces
    Gift Bags
    Lunch Bags
    Grocery Bags
    Pebbles
    Combs
    Scrap Foil
    Paper Plates
    Wax Paper
    Used Greeting Cards
    Hair Rollers
    Sequins
    Clothes Pins
    Old Socks
    Old Nylons
    Empty Thread Spools
    Seeds/Seed Packages
    Tile Scrap
    Confetti
    Containers
    Paper Dishes
    Paper Doilies
    Picture Frames
    Pinecones
    Hairpins
    Wire Screen
    Zippers
     
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    My friend did a compost bin with dirt and potting soil and then the kids got to add things to it--she explained that the dirt was like the ground or Earth. They talked about what hurts the earth and what kinds of things the earth can use. Then they chose things to add-- like paper or a plastic lid or food scraps etc. She kept the bin outside and the class went out everyday and "stirred it". They did this for like couple of weeks or so . Then they went out one day and she put down a tarp and they dumped it out on the ground. the got to see what was still there that the earth couldn't use--
     

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