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Recycle and Win

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How do you recycle? Kids explore different recycling habits as they play this active board game. They’ll learn more about what can be recycled and how to reuse items. And like any good game, kids can play again and again!
Recycle and Win
What You’ll Need
  • Board
  • Game pieces, one for each player (try buttons or pebbles)
  • Two coins

 

How to Play
  1. Download and print the free Recycle and Win board.  Click here to download!

  2. Determine who goes first by having each player toss the coins. Heads up = 1 point. Heads down = 2 points. The player with the most number of points starts the game.

  3. On their turn, players toss the two coins and count the number of points. Then they move that many spaces.

  4. If a player’s game piece lands on a picture, the player follows the given directions.

  5. The first person to get to the recycling bin wins.

 

Extend the Fun

Younger children: Using some of the examples from the game, talk with your child about the items that your family recycles. Go through the kitchen and point out some of the items mentioned in the game that you will recycle. Then ask your child to find three more items that he thinks will be recycled.

Older children: Help your child take ownership the household recycling. She can make sure that as many items as possible get recycled. Encourage her to learn what else in the house can be recycled, even if it can’t go in your regular recycling. Have her take a look at items such as batteries, old cell phones, and plastic grocery bags. Then together organize a day to recycle these items.

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