Encourage students to show appreciation for the plants and animals that share our world with six earth-friendly activities, teaching tips, and literature links!
Help children learn more about the problem of trash by sorting the contents of the classroom wastebasket into four groups: Recycle, Reduce (items to use less of), Reuse (items to use again or turn into something new), and Reject (could replace with more environmentally sound products). Repeat the activity the next day. Ask: Was there less trash in the basket than the day before? Have students share ways they were able to cut down on the amount of garbage that went into the wastebasket.