Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 9: Recycling

Last week we explored the world of rhyming... 
I have come to find that I am very rusty at rhyming. 
We played the guess the animal game,
 and I don't think 'blafigator' is a word 
(or if it even technically rhymes)...
but hey, she guessed Alligator, so she understands rhyming right?

Curious George is one of Lily's favorite shows that I let her watch. 
Last week, there was an episode on recycling. 
I thought it would be great to teach her about recycling, 
which would then lead into her first chore...
putting the recycling items out in the garage and sorting. 
Hmmm, maybe chores will be next week!



Stuff: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Steven Kroll

Recycle Everyday by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Product Details

Recycle! : a handbook for kids by Gibbons, Gail

Curious George plants a tree by Perez, Monica.

50 simple things kids can do to recycle by Montez, Michele

Crafts and Activities: SOURCE

I am definitely going to have Lily help me with the recycling this week, and start to teach her how to do it on her own. We already have three different baskets in our garbage cabinet in the kitchen, so it should be pretty easy to teach her....'should' being the key word there :)

I have a bunch of magazines that I want to recycle. Before I do that, I will have Lily go through them and find items that can be recycled. She will then glue them in their appropriate bin on her paper.

I would love to take Lily to the Recycle Plant to see how things work once the truck picks them up, but I will have to look into it.



Hear the cans go crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch,
Hear the cans go crunch, crunch, crunch,
Recycle for our earth.

Hear the bottle go ding, ding, ding
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding,
Hear the bottle go ding, ding, ding
Recycle for our earth.

Hear the paper go crinkle, crinkle, crinkle
crinkle, crinkle, crinkle, crinkle, crinkle, crinkle
Hear the paper go crinkle, crinkle, crinkle
Recycle for our earth

Recycling Song - Sung to "Row Row Row Your Boat"

Save, save, save the cans, throw them in the bin,
We can help to save the earth if we all pitch in.

Save, save, save the paper....
Save, save, save the bottles....
Save, save, save the plastics....


Donut Holes- The hole cut from donuts used to go to waste until someone thought of selling them. Ask them if they now of anything that goes to waste that could be used. To drive home the point give them donut holes for snack.


Lissaloo said...

Here is a link to a site that shows you how to make a tote bag out of an empty cereal box :)

The Mommy Teacher said...

Thanks for the link..Lily would love to carry that around and put little goodies in there!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

oh my goodness - your blog is so cute & fun! Thank you for signing up to follow me, I am going to follow you - my toddler would LOVE some of your activities & ideas! Thank you for sharing them! :)

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Some really cute ideas! Thanks we are working on recycling this week, we are doing the planet protector program!

Adriana said...

Just found your blog through April's blog. Love your weekly theme ideas!

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