We’ve been really inspired with the many creative and fun suggestions of how recycling can be brought into the classroom to the delight of the young students. Jenna writes:
“My class does not have recycling offered at school but I take newspapers and other paper recyclables home to recycle at my house. I even go through the “garbage” to find other uses for the cardboard boxes. I keep all paper for scrap paper for the children to cut up in our sand/water table. The children shred it to little pieces and then I use the cut up paper as confetti for art projects. I have also worked with a company that set up a tree planting on Arbor Day. We talk about the importance of trees and the children took on the responsibility of taking care of their tree.
What a beautiful way to teach these values to our the new stewards of the Earth!