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Crafts: Earth Day Posters
Emphasize the importance of recycling with this unique craft.
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Emphasize the importance of recycling while making unique posters out of discarded materials. Have each group choose an issue to promote (using less plastic, recycling, conserving energy), and then give them free range to create. Here, bottle caps, bags, straws, and other plastic bits merge to produce a seascape with a message.
What You Need
Assorted household recycling materials (bag ties, caps, packaging pieces, straws, wrappers, whatever you think could work!)
Alphabet stickers (optional)
What to Do
Let your students take the reins! Require that posters include a slogan that celebrates recycling, but otherwise, let them decide what to represent.
Photo: Adam Chinitz
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