Recycling Facts Game
The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) designed this educational game to be used as an activity for America Recycles Day, which is observed each year on November 15, but can be used for Earth Day, which is observed each year on April 22, or any time during the school year.
How to Play:
Post the game card in an area of the classroom where students will be able to see it. Each morning, take a minute to read the daily recycling question. Have a brief discussion based on the students’ answers. Then read the answer provided by SWANCC. At the end of each week there is a suggestion for an activity. A sheet is provided to record the students’ research. Review the newly found information on the following Monday as an entire classroom or in smaller groups as time allows.
This activity suggests that the entire class compose a letter and send it to a manufacturer encouraging them to cut down on the amount of packaging they use in their product, or write a letter complimenting a manufacturer for not over-packaging their product or for using recycled-content materials in their product. Some research is necessary for this activity.
We hope you get involved and have some fun!
Download the Recycling Facts Game.