Reduce Reuse Recycle Unit for Kids

We had so much fun teaching the children how to be our very own superheroes for the planet to help us reduce waste and leave less of a footprint on the Earth. As a large family, this is important because with so many of us we can leave a huge footprint. We love our natural cleaners and cloth diapers and we quit buying things to save money and waste. This recycling unit study was a fun way to get the kids excited about getting the new compost and recycling bins this summer.

Recycling unit study

Mother Goose Time Goodies

Mother Goose Time sent some pretty cool stuff in the old Superhero Box. While we have been a bit busy and I never got time to share I have to show you what we did to make this unit work. They included several amazing days for helping kids learn to take care of the earth. One was a recycling day so we pulled out the fun crafts and games sent by Mother Goose Time to create an entire fun day based around becoming superheroes.

teaching kids about recycling

Activites to teach kids about recycling

Become recycling a superhero. We used the participation story from Mother Goose Time to talk about how everyone can be a hero for the planet and make a difference by reducing waste and recycling. We made it fun by dressing up and setting off on our recycling journey.

Create a recycling center in your home or school to allow everyone to do their part easily. Encourage the children to get excited over using the recycling bin and teach them what can and can not go into the bin.

teaching kids about recycling

Visit your local recycling center to see how recycling is sorted and processed. If you can’t travel to your local recycling center check out this video.


Books to teach kids about recycling

We love to use books for teaching the children. Nothing new there right? These are some of the great selections we decided to use with our kids about recycling along with the AWesome Participation story from Mother Goose Time that prompted me to start this adventure.

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling Little Green Books

Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

Reusing and Recycling Help the Environment

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia Millbrook Picture Books

Why Should I Recycle? Why Should I? Books

Michael Recycle

I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Little Green Books

The Three Rs: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle What Do You Know About? Books

Dont Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing Little Green Books

Recycled Craft Projects For Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make From Junk, Shown Step by Step in Over 400 Photographs

Where Do Garbage Trucks Go?: And Other Questions About Trash and Recycling Good Question!

Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime National Geographic Kids

Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling Little Green Books

Simple At Home - Making Life Simple Again

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