Recycling for Kids
This section of our website is designed for school children, teachers, and parents. Here you will find downloadable stickers and posters, various teaching aids, and some neat videos that we have selected for youth learning. Once approved by us, you can upload your own recycling videos here to share with other children. Use our Contact Form to get in touch if you would like anything else adding to this page.
In the video section below there is a simple online quiz that will tell you if you get some answers wrong, so you can try again. Scroll down, just watch the quick clip from The Erin Simpson Show for all the hints you need for the quiz, get the answer right and be in the draw to win a cool prize.
Six winners will be drawn each month.
If you want a test questionnaire loaded for your school, so the results are collected for you to mark, please request this using our Contact Form.
Resources for Kids, Parents, & TeachersParents and teachers, please feel free to download and use these resources for fun learning about recycling at home or school.
Some of the initiatives include:
- Make your own worm farm
- Build a compost container for your yard
- Sort your recycling
- Make you own paper
- Learn how to turn old newspaper into fire bricks
- Do a waste audit
There are some additional websites that you might like to check out on our Great Kiwi Recycling page. Click this link for some additional resources, like recipe ideas for wrap free lunches, and many other fun things that Kiwis are getting involved in!
Resources for TeachersTeachers, here are some excellent teaching manuals and exercises that will give you plenty of ideas for classroom activities to get the kids active and engaged with caring for their environment!
Neat posters for you use around your school. You can print them as A3 or A4.
|Make your own worm farm!|
Here you will find some basic hints and tips for making your own worm farm, as well as how to manage it, and where you can buy one from if you'd prefer not to make one.
|Waste Wise Organic Recycling Programme|
This is an excellent classroom manual packed full of great ideas for composting in schools. Families might also find much of what is in these pages very useful for keeping the kids busy during the holidays.
|Waste Wise School Pack|
This is a great resource for teachers and schools by Waste Education Services (an initiative funded by Tasman District and Nelson City Councils). It provides useful guidelines for schools and teachers who want to integrate waste management education into their curriculum.
|Recycling Word Find for children aged 6-10|
Have a go finding these 20 recycling words in this fun word find.
|Recycling Word Find for Children aged 10-14|
Give this fun, but challenging word find puzzle a go and try to find all 30 words.
|Recycling Crossword for 6-10 year olds|
The 10 clues of this quick cross word should help you figure out the recycling terms quite easily. Give it a go.
|Recycling Crossword for 10-14 year olds|
Give this recycling crossword a go! There are 19 questions, some are easy, some are hard.
|Children Recycling Around the World|
You can download this picture and print it in A3 or A4 for some colouring-in fun. These children are from all over the world and are committed to recycling just like you are.
|Join the Dots Activity|
What recycling picture is revealed in this join-the-dots exercise? Challenging enough for older kids, but younger ones will still have fun with it.
|Recycle Truck Maze|
Try to get the recycle truck through the maze to pick the driver's last cage of cardboard before he stops for lunch.
|School Stickers |
To print the stickers off for your classroom, you need to use Avery L7169 labels. Each sheet provides 4 labels and they are available from many stationery stores, such as: Warehouse Stationery
Cool Recycling Videos
Erin Simpson Show: Recycling Video and QuizThis important video provides you with a good overview of why we need to recycle paper and how it can be reprocessed.
Watch the clip and then try our quiz.
All entries go into the draw for a cool prize!