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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Tune: The More We Get Together

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Recycle, recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
It’s easy to do
‘Cause your trash
And my trash
Make up way
Too much trash
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
It’s easy to do!


Rainbow Crayons

Line a muffin tin with aluminum foil liners. Place broken crayons in the muffin tin and place in the oven to melt (200-250 degrees).

crayon melt
Image Courtesy of Faythe F.

When the crayons have melted remove from the oven and let cool. Great crayons to color with.

crayons melt
Image Courtesy of Faythe F.


MakingFriends-Crafts from Recycled Products
Create crafts from empty jars, old paper, CDs, and more.

Makestuff Recycling
Craft ideas from egg cartons to newspaper and much more.


Recycle Newspaper
Materials Needed:: newspaper (lots), water, several aluminum, containers, rolling pin, strainer, large spoon or scoop

1. Shred newspaper and put into 1 or 2 containers about 4" deep depending on how many children will be participating in this activity.

2. Add water to cover the paper have children mix with hands until consistency of oatmeal. This takes quite a long time so the children can take turns.

3. Take one aluminum container and turn it upside down.

4. Strain about 2 scoops of newspaper "goop" and place on bottom of aluminum pan.

5. Roll it out to cover the whole pan.

6. Blot with newspaper to get as much water out as possible.

7. Keeping a piece of newspaper on top, turn container over and carefully peal container off the now thin layer of newspaper goop.

8. Lay it out to dry over 1-2 days. It will be paper when it is dried and you can carefully peel it off the newpaper.
Contributed by : Noel


recycle song

Illustrate the song "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"

Experiments on recycling.

Put Trash in the Trash Can song

Illustrate the song "Put Trash in the Trash Can"

Earth Day Puzzles
Color page, crossword puzzles, word searches or spot the difference puzzles.


Sites to See

An Educational and intercative resource on the Earth. Designed especially for children.

EPA Environmental Kids Club
Lots of fun and interesting things to read and do to learn about the environment.



Put Trash in the Trash Can
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus

Litter is trash that wasn’t put away,
Wasn’t put away, wasn’t put away,
Litter is trash that wasn’t put away,
In the trash can.

I put my trash in the trash can,
The trash can, the trash can,
I put my trash in the trash can,
Right where it belongs!

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