Recycle It!

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Pre-K Adventure

 

Recycling is something that we can all do. The goal is to stop tossing out items that we can use again and again. It costs far less to recycle materials than it does to create new ones. As the technology offered improves those methods it becomes more cost effective and less time consuming for recycling efforts to be successful too.

 

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. … Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, and cardboard, metal, plastic, tires, textiles, and electronics.

 

Logan City will be inviting all My Discovery Destination! participants on tours of the new transfer station, the old landfill, and the green waste area.  Kids and parents alike will get to learn more about recycling and see first-hand why it’s so important for our community.  Please RSVP here for the tours: https://doodle.com/poll/bcdyz9bkuu6a5imw

 

They are also sponsoring a home-based activity. Choose one or more of the following activities to recycle what you have around your house:

 

Free recycling activity ideas by the dozen:

  1. Turn cereal boxes into puzzles and then work as a family to put them back together.
  2. Use recycled water bottles to blow bubbles! From Projects for Preschoolers.
  3. Reuse baby food jars as a fine motor toy, let them open and close them.
  4. Recycled cardboard tubes and cereals boxes to make a homemade building set.
  5. Save the paper cups after a birthday party and build with them, knock them down and so much more. Find 10 games to play with cups from One Perfect Day.
  6. Make a sprinkling can from a recycled milk jug.
  7. Reuse any water or pop bottles as bowling pins. Bunch up a newspaper as the bowling ball!
  8. A simple sensory bin can be made with torn or shredded newspapers.
  9. Turn a yogurt container into a bucket for sand play.
  10. Make bookmarks from recycled cereals boxes. Use a twistie tie instead of the ribbon.
  11. Cut out lots of letters from cereal boxes for learning fun!
  12. Use recyclables in activities and crafts in all shapes and forms. Be sure to hang onto these 34 recyclables to reuse in hands on activities with the kids!

 

Basic Adventure

 

Recycling is something that we can all do. The goal is to stop tossing out items that we can use again and again. It costs far less to recycle materials than it does to create new ones. As the technology offered improves those methods it becomes more cost effective and less time consuming for recycling efforts to be successful too.

 

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. … Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, and cardboard, metal, plastic, tires, textiles, and electronics.

 

Logan City will be inviting all My Discovery Destination! participants on tours of the new transfer station, the old landfill, and the green waste area.  Kids and parents alike will get to learn more about recycling and see first-hand why it’s so important for our community.  Please RSVP here for the tours: https://doodle.com/poll/bcdyz9bkuu6a5imw

 

They are also sponsoring a home-based activity. Choose one or more of the following activities to recycle what you have around your house:

 

Free recycling activity ideas by the dozen:

  1. Turn cereal boxes into puzzles and then work as a family to put them back together.
  2. Use recycled water bottles to blow bubbles! From Projects for Preschoolers.
  3. Reuse baby food jars as a fine motor toy, let them open and close them.
  4. Recycled cardboard tubes and cereals boxes to make a homemade building set.
  5. Save the paper cups after a birthday party and build with them, knock them down and so much more. Find 10 games to play with cups from One Perfect Day.
  6. Make a sprinkling can from a recycled milk jug.
  7. Reuse any water or pop bottles as bowling pins. Bunch up a newspaper as the bowling ball!
  8. A simple sensory bin can be made with torn or shredded newspapers.
  9. Turn a yogurt container into a bucket for sand play.
  10. Make bookmarks from recycled cereals boxes. Use a twistie tie instead of the ribbon.
  11. Cut out lots of letters from cereal boxes for learning fun!
  12. Use recyclables in activities and crafts in all shapes and forms. Be sure to hang onto these 34 recyclables to reuse in hands on activities with the kids!

 

Super Achiever Adventure

Now that you have seen some of the ideas other people have had for recycling stuff that normally just gets thrown away, brainstorm your own list of a dozen ways you can recycle things you have around your house.

 

  • Is there anything you could use to make a gift?
  • What do you have that could be recycled into a new toy?
  • What about a useful tool for the garden or in your yard?

 

Get Creative!!

 

Want even more? Check out the Teen Adventure and plan a neighborhood Recycle It! Party~

 

Teen Adventure

 

Recycling is something that we can all do. The goal is to stop tossing out items that we can use again and again. It costs far less to recycle materials than it does to create new ones. As the technology offered improves those methods it becomes more cost effective and less time consuming for recycling efforts to be successful too.

 

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. … Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, and cardboard, metal, plastic, tires, textiles, and electronics.

 

Logan City will be inviting all My Discovery Destination! participants on tours of the new transfer station, the old landfill, and the green waste area.  Kids and parents alike will get to learn more about recycling and see first-hand why it’s so important for our community.  Please RSVP here for the tours: https://doodle.com/poll/bcdyz9bkuu6a5imw

 

They are also sponsoring a home-based activity.Organize a neighborhood RECYCLE IT! PARTY. Pick a few fun games from those below to play at your party. What other games can you think of that would use recyclable materials and give them new life?

 

Game #1. Waste No Water

You Will Need:

    • Non-breakable containers (soup can, or a plastic spaghetti sauce jar will work)
    • Water

How To:

  1. Divide your guests into two teams.
  2. Fill a clean container with water for each team. Ensure that the containers are of the exact size and are filled to the brim with water.
  3. Now set a start and finish point.
  4. When you signal ‘go’, the first player from the team has the run for the finish line, turn around, go back to his team and pass the container to the next person in line.
  5. The team with the most water in the bowl or container will be the winner.

 

Game #2. Bottle Bowling

You Will Need:

  • 2-liter soda pop bottles or dishwashing detergent bottles and small bleach bottles
  • Lightweight balls
  • Sand
  • Funnel

How To:

  1. Wash and dry the bottles before making the pins. Ensure that the bottles are thoroughly dried before proceeding with the next method.
  2. Put an inch of sand in each bottle using a funnel. The sand will weigh down the pins, making it harder for your guests to knock down. If you want to create a set of bright bowling pins, fill the bottle with scraps of colorful tissue or crepe paper.
  3. Set up the plastic bowling pins on the lawn or playing area and hand over the ball to the participants.
  4. Now give five chances to each guest to knock down the pins.
  5. The player who bowls down the pins fastest is the winner.

 

Game #3. Scavenger Hunt

You Will Need:

  • Recyclable items like bottles, plastics, various paper items and so on.
  • Pen
  • Paper

How To:

  1. This scavenger hunt requires your guests to find recyclable items. Make a list of all the recyclable items that the players have to find. You can even assign a time limit for the task. 30 minutes would be more than enough.
  2. Alternatively, teams can go through a pile of recyclable items and ask them to get one of each item. It won’t just educate guests on the what can be recycled, but will also make them consider things that may not have actually been recyclable.
  3. The player who manages to get the most number of recycled items will win.

 

Game #4. Tumbling Tows

You Will Need:

  • Recycle bin filled with clean aluminum cans

How To:

  1. Divide the guests into 2 to 3 teams. You have to play this game one team at a time.
  2. Give each team a recycle bin filled with aluminum cans.
  3. As you say go, the team players have to stack the cans one upon the other within two minutes. Each teammate has to take a turn at building the tower.
  4. The player who builds the tallest tower will represent his team in the final match against team stacking competition. The final game will decide the winner.

 

Game #5. Recycling Relay

You Will Need:

  • 3 labeled boxes: 1 recycles, one reuse, and one trash
  • Two boxes of clean trash

How To:

  1. Basically, you have to gather a pile of recyclable, reusable and landfill items. 20 would be enough.
  2. Now place the three boxes at the end of the playing area. The Reuse box should be placed the closest; the Recycling Box should be placed midway, and the Landfill Box must be furthest away.
  3. The playing teams have to figure out what they have to do with each item and then run to the bucket and place in the appropriate bin. The more items they reuse, the more items they can recycle. It also increases their chances of winning. Besides, it will reinforce the idea that reusing is cheaper and requires fewer resources than recycling. Recycling, on the other hand, uses fewer resources than land filling.
  4. At the end of the game, you will need to review each item in the bin. The team members have to explain how they would reuse an item in the reuse bin to confirm that the items put in the recycling bin are actually recyclable in the community.
  5. You deduct the points if you feel the item put in any bin is incorrect.

 

6. Newspaper Dump

You Will Need:

  • A stack of newspaper for each team
  • Recycle bin

How To:

  1. Divide the players into each group and hand them their stack of newspaper. The teammates have to split the newspaper stack equally among the team members.
  2. Set up a recycling bin at the finish line.
  3. As you signal, the first player of the team has to carry his stack of newspaper to the finish line and deposit it in the container. Now he has to run back to his team and tap the next player in line.
  4. The team that deposits the newspaper first wins.

 

Game #7. Recycling Bin Race Game

You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen or marker
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Make three signs- ‘Plastic’, ‘Glass’ and ‘Paper’. Hang the signs in different parts of the meeting room.
  2. Gather the guests in the playing area. Tell them that they have to play the roles of the item that can be recycled and have to get to the correct recycling bin as quickly as they can.
  3. Now you call out the items one at a time. Guests have to run and stand under the sign corresponding to the recycling bin they belong to.
  4. Here’s a list of the items for you to call out:
  • Milk jug
  • Pickle jar
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Junk mail
  • Jelly jar
  • Cereal box
  • Water bottle
  • Ketchup bottle
  • Olive jar

 

Game #8. Trash Can Relay

You Will Need:

  • Five trash cans

How To:

  1. Divide the guests into two teams.
  2. Arrange the five trash can to create an obstacle course. The first player of each team has to run the course, weaving in and out of the garbage cans.
  3. When the player reaches the last can, he has to turn around and twist back to the team.
  4. The first player will tap the next player in line, who will take his turn off running the course.

 

Game #9. Passing The Trash

You Will Need:

  • Trash can with trash
  • Recycling bin

How To:

  1. Divide the guests into teams and tell them to form a line. Place a garbage can or recycling bin at the end of each line.
  2. As you say go, the team members have to pass the recyclable items down the line, saying what kind of item it is. Each of the teammates has to move the item in a way other than how they got it. They can pass it under the legs, over the head or around the back.
  3. Once the trash gets to end of the line; they have to put it in the correct container.
  4. The team that gets the most items in the proper container in a specific time limit wins.

 

Photo Location

Take a selfie with your recycled item and post it to your social media sites with #LoganCity and #MyDiscoveryDestination

This Adventure is Sponsored By

Logan City Environmental Dept

Since 1971, the Logan City Environmental Department has been providing a variety of services for residents of Logan City and Cache County. Our services include Solid Waste Management, Waste Water Treatment, Pretreatment Inspection, Forestry, and Mosquito Abatement. Our mission is to serve each person in Cache County, protect the public health, sustain and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Logan and Cache County.

Get More Information on our Website: http://www.loganutah.org/government/departments/environmental/index.php