Staying at home with the kids can be a challenge. During COVID-19, we thought it may be helpful to provide some educational activities for all ages, from interactive online games to multi-day trash tracking challenges. We’d love to see and hear about your projects, and if you’d like to share with us you can shoot an email with a picture and description to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll feature you on our social media! We hope everyone is feeling safe and supported, thank you for being the caring community we love so much.
• Cardboard Box • Box cutter • Hot glue gun • Ruler • Pencil
Activities for All Ages
Trash Tracker: Track all of the items you use for three days and see how much ends up reused, recycled, composted or in the landfill!
Eco Friendly Bird Feeders: All you’ll need for this project is 1) Unwanted Shoes 2) Screws or Bungee Cords and 3) Bird Seed!
Newspaper Trash Can Liner: Compostable and sanitary origami challenge: Use a newspaper to line your organics bin!
Recycle City: Interactive website where you can play games, complete activities and learn how to get involved in recycling and reuse in your community!
EPA Activity Books: Coloring pages, word searches, origami, games and more! Best printed, but can be done on the computer.
- Pack a zero waste lunch and go on a family picnic while maintaining a proper distance from others.
- Cut out homemade puzzles from greeting cards or cereal boxes before recycling them.
- Create wind chimes from tin cans – painted or decorated however you like.
Activities for Most Ages
Reusable Bag: Make a reusable produce bag with just natural macrame cord and scissors!
Reusable Tea Bags: Tea bags that last! Materials: fabric, baker’s twine, thread, scissors, rotary cutter and mat, sewing pins or clips. Tools: iron, ironing board, and sewing machine.
Sandwich Wrap: Use regular fabric and waterproof fabric to sew your own reusable sandwich bag!