Do you wonder how to get your child or students interested in recycling? The Earth Day celebration each spring is a perfect time to focus on recycling awareness and activities, although, of course, it should be Earth Day every day! To help you out, my new post at PreK + K Sharing focuses on recycling. Today, I have some Montessori-inspired recycling activities using free recycling printables … perfect for Earth Day every day.
I’m also excited to share my latest subscriber freebie … a Montessori-inspired recycling pack! Here, I’m also sharing the links to lots of free recycling printables for preschoolers through 1st graders (and sometimes older). To keep the list manageable, I’m sharing links that are specifically related to recycling rather than Earth Day in general except where the printable includes specific recycling pages. There are general Earth Day free printables in my “Free Earth Day Printables and Activities” post.
At PreK + K Sharing, I tell how I used the printables to prepare Montessori-inspired recycling activities. I also have links to other posts with additional ideas and presentations.
Free Printables Featured in the Recycling Activities at PreK + K Sharing
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).
Do-a-Dot Recycling Bins Color Activity
Free Printable: Earth Day Do-a-Dot Printables from Gift of Curiosity
Recycling Number Puzzles for 1-10 and 11-20
Free Printable: Number Puzzles 11-20 from Earth Day Pack (PreK Pack Part 1) at Royal Baloo
Other materials used: wooden tray I got a few years ago at Michaels craft store and .55 liter Really Useful Boxes. The boxes are available on Amazon, although I got mine on sale at an office supply store.
Free Printable: Recycling Bin Number Cards (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber).
Other materials used: miniature glass bottle with corks. Amazon carries .14 liter Really Useful Boxes, although the box I used for this activity is even shorter than that. Again, I found it on sale at an office supply store. You might also find a miniature recycling bin for office supplies that you could use instead. I used a Montessori Services medium-size tray to hold everything. Montessori Services rug is what we use for our floor work.
Zoey found it interesting to touch and count the mini bottles!
Free Printable: Recycling Bin Number Cards (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)
Other materials used: Again, I used the .14 liter Really Useful Boxes that looked like little recycling bins along with the miniature glass bottles. You need exactly 55 bottles if you want to do the numbers and counters 1-10.
Roll-and-Stamp Recycling Addition Activity
Free Printable: Roll and Stamp from Earth Day Pack at Homeschool Encouragement
Other materials used: two die along with Do-a-Dot markers, glass gems, or some other way to mark the numbers used.
Earth Day Every Day Picture Cards and Labels
Free Printable: Earth Day – Every Day! Picture Cards and Labels from Montessori Print Shop
Other materials used: Montessori Services medium-size tray
Free Recycling Printables for Preschoolers-First Graders (some printables for up to grade 3)
Montessori-Inspired Recycling Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, and DIY Movable Alphabet (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber)
- 3-Part Recycle Cards from Living Montessori Now
- Sorting Recyclables from Totschooling
- Earth Day Recycling Printable from A Little Pinch of Perfect
- The Earth: Pollution with Free Printables from Every Star Is Different
- Recycling Printables from Preschool Mom
- Garbage Sorting Printable from One Time Through
- Sorting Trash from All Students Can Shine
- Earth Day Every Day from Montessori Print Shop
- Earth Day Printable Pack from Homeschool Encouragement
- Earth Day Printable Pack from Happy and Blessed Home
- Earth Day Writing Prompts from 3 Dinosaurs
- Earth Day Themed Bookmarks from 3 Dinosaurs
- Earth Day Learning Pack from 3 Dinosuars
- Earth Day Place Mats by Erin from Royal Baloo at Kids Activities Blog
- Earth Day Handwriting Sheets from Twisty Noodle
- Recycle Writing Freebie from Fun in K/1
- Earth Day: What’s In Your Garbage Can? Writing Prompt from Teach with Me
- Earth Day: My Family Recycles from Teach with Me
- Earth Day It’s Time to Recycle Game from Teach with Me
- Writing Paper with an Earth Day Theme from Elementary Matters
- Recycling Printables from Teachers Pay Teachers
- Recycling Printables from Teachers Notebook (the word search can’t be saved, so just search for recycling and free when you’re there)
More of my Resources That Include Earth Day Activities:
Montessori-Inspired Earth Day Activities (Revisited)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Unit Study
I’ve teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to bring you lots of activities and resources for a reduce, reuse, recycle unit study! Check out the links below!
- How To Make An Everest and Skye Paw Patrol Pinata from Crafty Mama in ME
- Recycling tips for camping trips from FrogMom
- Recycled Toy Robot Project from Brain Power Boy
- How Paper is Recycled from Schooling a Monkey
- Children’s Books About Recycling from The Jenny Evolution
- Cutting Tray and Recycling Sorting from Parenting Chaos
- Free Recycling Printables and Montessori-Inspired Recycling Activities from Living Montessori Now
- Colorful Spring Windsock Made with Recycled Materials from Play Dough & Popsicles
- How To Make A Flower Craft From Recycled Materials from Raising Little Superheroes
- Tin Can Pencil Holder from Tales of Education at Home
- Getting kids excited about recycling from Something 2 Offer
- Simple & Fun Recycled Magazine Crafts for the Family From The Natural Homeschool
- Sort Your Recycling Worksheets from Living Life and Learning
Here’s the link to my article at PreK + K Sharing: Montessori-Inspired Recycling Activities Using Free Printables.
Learn more about Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy!
If this is your first time visiting Living Montessori Now, welcome! If you haven’t already, please join us on our Living Montessori Now Facebook page where you’ll find a Free Printable of the Day and lots of inspiration and ideas for parenting and teaching! And please follow me on Pinterest (lots of Montessori-, holiday-, and theme-related boards), Twitter (blog posts by me and others along with the Parent/Teacher Daily and other interesting information), and Google+ (post updates and Montessori Community). You can find me on bloglovin’ now, too. And don’t forget one of the best ways to follow me by signing up for my weekly newsletter in the right sidebar. You’ll get two awesome freebies in the process!
May be linked to Practical Mondays Link Up, Afterschool Express, Thoughtful Spot, Hip Homeschool Hop, The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions, Mom’s Library, A Little Bird Told Me Linky Party, Learn and Play, Link-ups at Squishable Baby, Preschool Corner, Sharing Saturday, Tot School Gathering Place.