Sorting Garbage That Can be Recycled
- A clear plastic bin tohold basic unsorted, clean garbage: newspaper, paper items, empty juice boxes, plastic containers, bottles, aluminum cans, etc.
- 3 different colored baskets/trays to sort garbage.
- 3 labels color cordinated with the baskets. The labels should read: "Glass, Plastic and Aluminum"; "Paper" and "Newspaper".
Individual or Group presentation.
- Ask a child to lay out a floor mat.
- Introduce the activity and carry the bin and the baskets to the mat.
- Explain to the children that you are going to show them how to sort garbage.
- Show them that the used containers have already been rinsed and are ready to be sorted.
- Begin by separating the 3 colored trays in a row on the mat.
- place the correct labels below the colored trays.
- Remove the items from the bin one at a time.
- Name each item as you remove it and place it in the correct tray/basket.
- Remove the next item from the bin and ask the child to name it and place it in the correct tray.
- Continue removing, naming and placing items with the children until the recycling bin is empty.
- Return all of the recycled items to the bin.
- Invite the child to repeat the activity.
- Remind the child to return the material to the shelf when she is finished.
Control Of Error
Points Of Interest
- To teach a child about recycling and to care for the environment.