You could get creative, while also teaching your children the value of recycling
Got an old Tupperware that you weren’t using anymore? How about turning it into your child’s own little ecosystem, which allows them to further appreciate the wonders of nature! Seashells, pebbles, sand, even some grass – you can throw it all in to create a “living” work of art that they can call their own.
While you may see another box to toss when you get a new appliance, your child may see a whole new world! Bought a new TV? That box will be just the right size for you and your little one to create a cardboard airplane for them. Got a new toaster for the kitchen? With some markers, glitter and a pair of scissors, you can transform it into a house for their toys!
Save the earth
While these activities are all fun, this is a great chance for you to teach your child the basics of why recycling is important and how it helps to “keep the earth happy!” With this in mind, every time you come across something that they can recycle into a new toy, ask them how they would do it and guide them along, as they get really creative!
You don’t even have to wait long to try these out. This coming weekend is the perfect time to start! Ask dad or the older children to join in and encourage your little one. Remember to be creative – and show us what your child comes up with!