Monday, November 14, 2011

National Recycling Day and a FREEBIE!

Join me and Elmer's Glue Crew for National Recycling Day!  


We started off the challenge by creating our own collection box for our Elmer's glue bottles and glue sticks.  A collection box?  Yes!  These two little Moffatt Girls go through tons of glue!!

 We recycled a tissue box and turned it into our collection box for the clean glue bottles and glue sticks....
 Audrey was really proud of her creation:)

Next, we took on the challenge by upcycling.  We turned our empty toliet paper rolls to create a bird feeders for the backyard birds.  Smear on some peanut butter and roll in birdseed.  Super simple!  Super easy!  Super cheap!  My kind of project:)  You can see step-by-step directions for this craft {HERE}.

Then we planted a few flowers in our garden...so much fun!  Audrey is officially in charge of these flowers:)  Since we live in Southern California, it makes it easy to plant flowers during November...
 Planting any kind of garden is such an important learning experience for children!  Even the little tot got involved...



We also created some FREE printables to help with the whole recycling process.  This activity is perfect for sorting and discussing what can and can't be recycled.  Did you know that the tops of the water bottles cannot be recycled?  New to me:)  Click on the picture to download your freebie and start learning more about recycling!
Click {HERE} to download.

Oh...and guess what?  Those wire hangers can NOT be recycled either!


Happy Recycling Day!  It's okay if you forgot...every day is a good day to recycle!  Remember: There are SO many creative crafts that can be made from our recyclables!

5 comments:

Tam said...

We need to start recycling all of our glue sticks and bottles, too! Check out our recycled turkeys we made from cereal boxes!

Jackie said...

Ok, it is just not fair that in November you are planting flowers. NOT FAIR AT ALL. We will probably have snow this weekend and likely it will be here until March, and sometimes April. Whew, sorry I am just not ready for winter. Great post, I reuse my glue bottles by re-filling them with more glue from a large bottle from Lakeshore.

Annie Moffatt said...

Hey...we want some snow too:)

Sra. Carro said...

What a great post on being green! I would absolutely love for you to link this post at my new blog "Your Green Classroom" or at least give me permission to link it. Thank you so very much!

Tabitha Carro
FlapJack Educational Resources

Mrs. Coe said...

Just pinned this! Love it!

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