For this assignment we had to create a sport using two household items… Combine trash + containers and you get: Recycle-A-thon!
Why play Recycle-A-thon?• I don’t think I should explain why we should recycle, right?• Then, let’s be honest… most people don’t enjoy taking out the trash; they enjoy even less having to separe their trash mostly because the majority of us have not learned about recycling until a few years ago. A new habit takes time to sink in but what about our kids?• If we teach them to recycle by playing a game (or a sport) then it will become an habit to them.
What do you need to play Recycle-A-thon?• 5 containers one for each “type” of trash: yellow, gray, blue, green and brown.• Trash: balls made of paper, glass and plastic bottles, organic bags with organic trash and a bag with non- recyclable trash.• A group of competitive children.
How to play Recycle-A-thon?• Draw a circle in an open space. The player and the trash will be placed in the center.• Each container is placed around the circle. For smaller kids identify each container with a picture of the type of trash they should place inside it.
How to play Recycle-A-thon?• Use a stopwatch to determine how long each kid takes to place the right type of trash into the right container.• When the time starts, each child will either run from the circle to each container carrying as many items as they can hold or they can throw the trash to the container from the circle.• The Recycle-A-thon finishes when the last item has been put in the container.
Who wins Recycle-A-thon?• The child that manages to place the largest amount of items into the right containers.• The child that places all the items in the containers faster.• However, if they learn to recycle we all win!
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