Recycling is essential for the earth; that’s why we need to get our kids on board with it. Here are a few clever ways to make recycling fun for kids that you will love to share with your entire family.
Ever since this blue recycling bin showed up in our front yard, we’ve put it to use.
Clever Ways to Make Recycling Fun for Kids
Introducing recycling to our kids at an early age helps inspire them to be a positive change for our world. Kids who grow up in a home that recycles will often continue on this path well into adulthood, passing this mission to recycle down their kids and so on. I am going to share a few ideas so you can push forward to turning your family into recycling geniuses.
Decorate your Recycle Bins
Most kids love to use their creativity. Consider decorating the recycle bin and labeling it with fun, colorful labels. When kids are a part of the setup for your family to recycle, they are more apt to remember to toss that recyclable item into the proper bin.
Take a Trip to Make Recycling Fun for Kids
Schedule a family field trip to the local recycling center. Call to see if you can do a tour of the recycling center with your kids. A trip like this is a great way to make recycling exciting and allows your kids to see the result of their recycling habits. Help inspire your kids with a visual of how recycling works.
Create one Bag Challenge
Enlist your kids in taking part in the one bag challenge where you all work to recycle so extensively that you only have one bag of real trash per week.
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Make Recycling a Game
Kids forever love playing games; it doesn’t matter how old they are. Make recycling a fun game in your home by playing “basketball” when you have recycling items piled up. Each family member has a pile of recyclable items and tosses them into the bin. The person with the most shots wins.
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Lastly, you can make recycling fun for kids by repurposing recyclable items into handy crafting projects. There are many smart ways you can take old plastic jugs and other things to turn them into bird feeders, storage bins, and other useful items. Make one day a craft day where you repurpose craftily.
There you have it, smart ways to make recycling fun for kids. There are so many ways you can work to encourage a love of recycling within your kids, try these tips today, and enjoy the new journey towards saving the planet one recyclable at a time.
What clever ways to make recycling fun for kids have you come up with?
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