- To encourage recycling and environmental awareness
- To promote self-esteem and cooperation
Before You Start: Recycle some cardboard boxes for the activity. Set out scissors, crayons and markers.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Cut a slit up from the opening of the bag to the bottom, and cut out the bottom of the bag, leaving the boxy shape intact. You can leave a lip of paper as a "collar."
Step 2. Cut two holes, one on each side, for sleeves. The bag should be in a "vest" shape. Decorate it or invite the children to decorate it with a drawn on "badge" and symbols of either recycling or the earth.
Step 3. Each week, choose a new child to wear the vest and take charge of recycling duties for the classroom.
Furthermore: Talk with the children about different organizations that help take care of our environment. Discuss other ways children could help the environment at home.
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