We are participating with a group of preschool bloggers to have a great EARTH DAY BLOG HOPstarting next week … books and activities revolving around Earth Day (fantastic!). I’m looking forward to it and seeing all the great ideas and books that my blogging friends will share! But, while we are waiting, I am seeing other great activities popping up around the web using recycled materials … so thought I’d share a few ideas!
Uses for LIDS
In addition to lids, Amy explores a host of other items you can reuse, such as play dough and yogurt containers:
Uses for BOTTLES
For a preschool teacher, the uses for empty plastic bottles is practically ENDLESS!
And of course … Discovery Bottles!
Uses for EMPTY FOOD PACKAGES
I recently blogged about how my daughter’s Daisy Scout Troop made a “recycle city” collage from all the packaging of their snack!
Vanessa (Pre-K Pages) has a lot of information and ideas for using ENVIRONMENTAL PRINTin her classroom, including using empty cereal box covers or lunch packaging to make a classroom book – check it out:
And Margarita (Red Ted Art) recycles cereal boxes by turning them into a puppet theater!
Uses for OLD BOOKS
Vanessa also posted this great idea to repurpose old, (and very loved) books. She cut them up and made storytelling boards! (I MUST do this one!)
Uses for OLD MARKERS
Ok, we ALL have them in our classroom or home … dried out markers!! Amy (Child Central Station) shows us that you don’t have to throw them away … they can have new life!
Those are just a few of the ideas I’ve seen lately, but let me tell you … MUCH MORE is to come!!
Check back next week for our special EARTH DAY BLOG HOP!