Recycling Activities to Try at Home

Some useful information and fun activities to help you learn about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

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Looking for some fun games and activities to keep the kids (or adults!) occupied at home?  Say no more, the Waste Education team have you covered!  Check out all of our educational activities below which promote the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Please feel free to print out the worksheets for use at home, in school or with community groups.Compost in bottle image

Waste Reduction Activities

Icon for pdf Eco Top Trumps [1.94MB]

Icon for pdf Compost in a Bottle Activity [6.12MB]

Icon for pdf LFHW Make Food Matter Activity Sheet [716.77KB], for this activity you'll also need the Icon for pdf LFHW Food Diary [350.44KB].

Reuse Activities                                          

Icon for pdf Beeswax Wraps Activity [174.87KB]Penguin BottleSock Rabbit Craft

Icon for pdf BBC Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder [747.49KB]

Icon for pdf Plastic Bottle Puppets [40.47KB]

Icon for pdf Sock Bunnies [397.51KB]

Recycling Activities

Icon for pdf Garden Colouring In Activity [112.19KB]

Icon for pdf Metal Colouring In Activity [78.89KB]Metal Colouring In

Icon for pdf Paper Colouring In Activity [56.08KB]

Icon for pdf Plastic Colouring In Activity [59.55KB]

Icon for pdf Which Bin Game [499.58KB] complete with Icon for pdf Which Bin Answers [544.79KB].

Test Your Knowledge with Waste Puzzles

Icon for pdf Recycle More Crossword [59.3KB]

Icon for pdf Recycle More Word Search (Easier) [51.7KB]

Icon for pdf Recycle More Word Search (Harder) [77.89KB]

Information Posters

Icon for pdf Glass Works Poster [745.88KB]

Useful Web Pages

MoneySavingExpert - Household hacks to reduce waste 


Health & Safety Information for Online Resources

The following example health and safety script, risk assessment and Safe Systems of Work for the downloadable activities can be printed or downloaded:

Icon for pdf Health and Safety Script Waste Education Downloadable Activities [63.9KB]

Icon for pdf Risk Assessment Waste Education Downloadable Activities [121.13KB]

Icon for pdf SSW Waste Education Downloadable Activities [22.66KB]

Please note: these are for reference only and teachers/group leaders/parents/guardians should complete their own risk assessments and adhere to any school/group health and safety policies and procedures.


School/Community Group Visits and Resources

The Waste Education Team can also visit your school or community group, we have loads more activities to bring along to teach you all about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

You can also borrow any of our lending kits, more information can be found on the Waste Education Lending Kits page.

If you would like to book the Waste Education Team for a visit or would like to borrow any of our equipment, please feel free to contact us using the Waste Education Request Form.