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I created this simple Earth Day Sorting Activity for my kids. They have to match each item with one of the following: Trash, Recycle or Compost. We used some carefully selected trash items from around the house to do this.
If you don’t want to use real trash, I’ve also included some images of items that could be sorted along with the printable signs.
My kids are pretty familiar with what can be recycled or composted, so they did really well with this fun, interactive sorting game. We use a lot of our table scraps for compost and/or chicken food. They know to recycle things like papers and plastic. Most importantly, they were POSITIVE that the disposable diaper went in the trash!
I hope you enjoy this activity, too!
Download the Earth Day Sorting Activity printables (pdf format) here!
Also check out these other great resources for Earth Day from around the web:
Free Earth Day Word Search
Views from a Step Stool
Homemade Earth-shaped seed papers that you can plant!
The Classroom Creative
Heart Shaped Earth Craft
Free Earth Day Writing Unit
The Resourceful Mama
Paper Plate Earth Day Craft
Did I miss anything fun? What activities are you doing for Earth Day?