Sustainability: How to Teach Your Kids to Recycle

Sustainability: How to Teach Your Kids to Recycle

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people who recycle actually instinctively cut back on buying unnecessary things. So recycling not only saves the Earth, but also your wallet! KidsLuv knows how important sustainability is, and everyone knows the saying - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but it's our responsibility to make sure our kids know it too!

Recycle! A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons

This picture book, Recycle! by Gail Gibbonsis a great way to introduce the idea of recycling and discuss what happens to trash. "A lively and informative book explains the process of recycling from start to finish." Read the fascinating facts and helpful tips about cleaning up our environment!

DIY Recycling Bins

Recycling is a team effort, so why not make it a craft day with your whole family? First, find a big enough cardboard box to put your recycle-able items...and, WHOA! You're already a recycling pro! Then get your kid's favorite colored paper, markers, stickers, and more to decorate the box. Label each box, so that your little ones know what times to put in each box, and voila you have your own customized recycling bins!

 

You can find more recycled arts and crafts ideas on Hands On As We Grow.

Beach Cleanups

It's a beach day with a splash of sustainability! Head down to your local beach with trash bags, pick-up sticks, and gloves. Challenge your little ones to find trash rather than shells and whoever picks up the most trash wins!

Sing It Out!

There's nothing better than getting a catchy tune like this stuck in your head. It's like Baby Shark all over again! Belt this song out with your little ones on the way to school or all around the house.

Just ask Ryan 

In 2012 at the age of 3, Ryan went along with his dad to the local recycling center and cashed in a few small bags of cans and bottles and decided that recycling was in his future. Today, Ryan has customers all over the world and he has a passion to recycle that is amazing. His goal is to recycle to keep cans and bottles from reaching the ocean where it’s harmful to the environment. The Today Show recently featured Ryan's devotion to recycling. Way to go Ryan!!