Recycling Worksheets for Kids
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Worksheets and Printables to Teach Children About Recycling
Welcome to the resource list of the BEST free worksheets and printables about recycling online. These free worksheets can be used at school or to teach kids recycling facts at home. Learning about recycling has never been so much fun! Feel free to browse the list or suggest resources of your own. Let's each make a commitment to teach children the benefits of recycling!
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FREE Recycling Worksheets
Free Recycling Worksheets
Teach Kids to Sort Recyclables - into the correct bin with this cute worksheet, including Compost, Aluminum, Plastic, or Paper.
A-Z Teacher Stuff
Slideshow to Teach Kids about Composting - Very good explanation of the many ways to compost. It's important to remember that worms do most of the work and that composting is not rocket science. All you need to compost are unwanted plant materials (fruit and veggie scraps, leaves, grass clippings, etc.) and dirt.
*An earth day award.
*Book List of Kids Books about the Environment
*Recycling Mazes - Follow the path to put the plastic bottle in the plastic bin.
*Word games - Make as many words as you can from the words "Earth day."
*Printable song lyrics about recycling.
LARGE list of Free Worksheets: - Too many to list, but they include matching games, decoding word games and bingo sheets all with a recycling theme.
Variety of Recycling Lessons and Activities by Age
Recycling Worksheets for Kindergarten
Kindergarten Recycling Worksheets
Free Kindergarten Recycling Worksheets Including: -
*Plant Growth Record
*Science Observation Book - "I Spy"
Recycling Worksheets for Preschool - 6th Grade
Level 1 (Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st) Includes: -
*Sequencing Recycling Events (for 1st or 2nd)
Level 2 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade) Includes: -
*Details on Paper, Plastic, Glass and Metal Recycyling
Level 3 (5th and 6th grade) Includes: -
*Lesson encourages children to think about their impact on the environment and sustainable living.
Recycling Worksheets from Education.com and NIEHS
This is a maze to help Eco find his way to the recycling bin. It is perfect for Kindergarten and 1st grade students as they become more familiar with the recycling symbol.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The NIEHS has a maze to encourage younger kids to learn about worms. Help the worm make his way through the maze. There is also a hidden word search for older children. Hunt for environmentally friendly words, such as "compost," "recycling" and "earth."
Recycle City Online Games
Recycling Activities for Kids
If you are looking for an online recycling activity for children, try the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "Recycle City" game. Kids can roam the city and find opportunities to recycle. To make the game more fun, have children hunt for specific recyclable items within the city. This game is similar to a treasure hunt. Kids can also play "Dump Town" where they can literally see unrecycled trash pile up throughout the city as a visual reminder of what happens when we don't recycle.
Recycling Coloring Pages - Print them for free! Click a thumbnail below to change the coloring page.
After your children have done their recycling worksheets, let them watch one of the educational videos below about recycling plastic. Watch as plastic becomes recycled in the factory. Also watch a quick home lesson in recycling plastic.
Recycling Video by Waste Management
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures: Happy Earth Day
Let Your Voice Be Heard. Can Recycling be Taught With Worksheets?
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