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 I think you’ll like.
Ever since this recycling bend showed up in my front yard, we’ve been putting 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. There are many smart ways to make recycling and many books on recycling for kids. 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 appropriate bin.
Take a Trip
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 actual trash per week. Create some type of reward, like a family outing that will help encourage your kids to learn more about what can be recycled and in turn win the one bag challenge.
Make it 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.
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 in a crafty way.
There you have it, clever 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.
Happy kid. Well, I’m still working on it.
If you recycle, what fun ways do you do to get your kids (or husband) involved?