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Recycling Packaging and Having a Bit of Fun!

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More and more councils are collecting recycling now, which makes recycling household waste easier than ever.  However, before you pop them in the recycling bins, how about you have a bit of play time first!  It will be fun, and introduce the idea of recycling as a positive activity

  • Squash your milk cartons: wash out some milk cartons or plastic bottles and squash them, squeeze them and try to stamp them flat. What is the best way to get them small?
  • Cardboard boxes: try to tear the boxes into shapes and then try to put the box together again! Its harder that you think!
  • Climb on a box: if you have a sturdy box, how about trying to stand on it (with some help) and see how long it takes before it collapses. Will someone else have to join you?
  • Build up some boxes and cartons and throw a ball at them to see them topple over! Play 'Ten Pin Bowling'.
  • Build a tower: how high can your tubs grow?  Build a tower to see how many you can place on top of each other before they fall over.
  • Drumming: with some wooden spoons as sticks, set up a drum kit and bang on all the different boxes and tubs to see how they all sound!
  • Arms full: see how many tubs and pot and boxes you can carry in your arms then walk about and see if any drop.  Who can carry the most?
  • Sort all the different recycling things into piles and see if you can sort by size, colour, shape or material.
  • Count all the boxes and tubs and see how many there are of each.

After lots of loud, exciting, destructive (!) play... see who can throw all the bits and pieces into the recycling bins.


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