In "World of Wonder," a Tapestry of Faith program
This activity familiarizes children with items that can be recycled and how to recycle them. The relay can be done inside, with sufficient space for the number of children you have.
Form two teams. If the numbers are uneven, have a volunteer from one team run an extra recycle round.
Have the teams race to get all their items into the correct bins. Start with one child from each team who picks up one item out of the unsorted bin, runs and places the item in the correct bin, and then tags the next person on their team who then takes their turn. Continue until all the items are sorted.
Have all the children on one team. Have them race the clock and try to beat their group time by doing the recycle relay several times.
At the end of each round, review the items in the bins. If there is a question about what goes into a bin, ask the team to explain why they thought the item belonged in the bin it went in. If needed, adjust the final place it goes.
If any participants cannot race, use the alternative method and assign a timekeeper.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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