Wee Recyclers Early Childhood Environmental Education Program
Recycling is a simple game of saving, matching, and sorting. The recycling game is fun to play because the rules are easy to understand and follow. Everyone can play, and in the end, everyone is a winner. Living in a fast-paced, high-tech world of disposables, we have become a throw-away society; a society that has taken the attitude of: It's okay to throw it away. Our wee ones can give us a chance to relearn the recycling game and help solve our growing solid waste problem.
The Wee Recyclers Early Childhood Environmental Education Program helps you teach children to become Wee Recyclers. Materials are designed for use with 3 to 5-year-olds in early child care settings, however, most activities can be modified for use with other age groups.
The activities in the Wee Recyclers Activity Guide are simple, entertaining, hands-on and require minimal teacher preparation time. They contain teacher background information, easy to follow directions and suggestions for additional related activities. In addition to the teacher directed activities, this guide includes: stories and plays, songs, games, take-home recycling ideas, a complete glossary, and a list of resources.
The Wee Recyclers Online Resources complement the Wee Recyclers Activity Guide with an array of supplemental materials, including posters, recycling labels, handouts, puppet patterns and the Wee Crafts guide.
Below you will find links to a series of .pdf files that you can download and print to make a comprehensive set of activities for students. To view these documents, you will need to have Adobe's Acrobat Reader. You can download it from the Adobe web site at Adobe.com.