Get ready for Earth Day by helping children make recycling bins! Easily constructed with grocery bags and discarded paper scraps, they provide a great opportunity to introduce children to the concept of recycling and spark their interest in caring for our Earth.
You can find more than 100 activities like this in Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth, a book that provides a foundation for teaching young children about the environment through experience and play. Each chapter focuses on a common and important environmental topic in our world and provides information to help you present those topics to children in developmentally appropriate ways. Learn more about the author in our 2012 Q&A with Patty Born Selly.