How do you teach recycling to preschoolers? Have them place alphabet stickers on construction paper. Include signs for paper, plastic, cans, and glass. Tape the signs on the boxes and set up a recycling center near the wastebasket. When the recycling center is all set up, invite children to help sort the recyclables into the bins.
What is recycle for preschool? Recycling means taking something you were going to throw in the trash, such as a piece of paper, and turning it into something new and useful like a new book. You find a new way to use that item.
What are the activities in recycling?
- Playtime shop fronts and furniture. Cardboard boxes are a child’s creative boon.
- Repurpose old tyres.
- Build a scarecrow.
- Make garden pots, vertical gardens and terrariums.
- Turn food waste into compost.
- Reuse glass jars.
- Craft with ice cream containers.
- Build a robot from boxes.
Why is it important to recycle for preschoolers? Every time we recycle, we save our environment a little more. We cut fewer trees, use less water and energy. All products require natural resources to produce and our growing population is straining our planet with our need for more raw materials. Let’s keep our trash away from the landfills and recycle what we can.