Landfill Activities for Kids
Reading About Landfills
Reading books with your child about landfills will help him understand what landfills are and also the importance of finding ways to reduce the amount of garbage that goes into landfills. For kids ages 4 and older, “Where Does the Garbage Go?” by Paul Showers teaches kids the basics of how trash is taken to a landfill and how some trash can be recycled. Another book to check out, for kids ages 7 and older is “Why Should I Recycle Garbage?” by MJ Knight, which teaches kids about the dangers of waste and how to recycle.
Cut out pictures from magazines of various items that end up in the trash such as food, paper, napkins, furniture, plastic bags, glass products, metal products and any other items you can think of. Give your child two pieces of paper and challenge her to make one collage of all items that can by recycled and one of items t adidas zx hat cannot. As she works, talk about how some of the items that cannot be recycled such as food scraps can be turned into compost. One idea is to campaign in the neighborhood to encourage your neighbors to use reusable shopping bags. Your child can create fliers about why people shouldn’t use plastic bags. If you ca adidas zx n find enough low cost, plain canvas bags, your child could decorate them and give them to a few close neighbors or family friends as their starter bags. Another idea is to host a cleanup day in which your child and several of her friends help to pi adidas zx ck up trash at a park and look for adidas zx anything that can be recycled.