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Top Recycling Tips for Kids 2020 | fairechild

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Top Recycling Tips for Kids 2020 | fairechild

November 15th is National Recycling Day! Here are 5 curated tips for kids 6 and under.

1. Practice Colouring Recycling Symbols

Recycling Symbol Colouring Page for Kids.

Help your kids learn the symbols of organic, waste and recyclables. That way when they are out in public, they can identify where to properly put items instead of straight to the trash. You can download a PDF file here.

2. Make It Relatable To Your Area  

People Recycling on the Beach.

The importance of recycling is clear but how do you connect that with your children? Showing them first-hand the impact recycling will have locally. If you live by the ocean, take a walk with them to the beach to talk about plastic waste ending up in the ocean. The more relatable it is to their surroundings, the more impact it will have. 

3. The Recycling Game

Recycling Game for Kids.

Recycling can be a fun game for kids. This game  teaches kids the basics of repurposing waste. 

4. Pack A Waste-Free Lunch

Waste-Free Lunch for Kids

When making your kids lunches for November 15th, National Recycling Day, go for a zero-waste lunch and make it WITH your kids. While you are preparing lunch remind them of the importance of reusing versus throwing out. Prompt them with a few questions on if the items can be recycled or not.

Claire Gallant from Bite-Sized Kitchen offers age appropriate cooking classes for kids. Her blog is a great resource for everything relating to kids and food. We discuss some tips for packing waste-free lunch in our corresponding blog post which you can read here.

5. Read With Them

Children's Books about Recycling

There are many children's books that have bridged the topic of recycling. Story time can be fun and an educational way to get kids learning about recycling without realizing it. 

Here are a few great options:

What a Waste: Trash, Recycling and Protecting our Planet 

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

Why Should I Recycle?

Don't Throw That Away!

We would love to hear how you plan to celebrate National Recycling Day this year! Let us know on Instagram @fairechild


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