As part of Earth Day, we are learning about the 3 R’s, reduce, reuse, and recycle and so we wanted to share with you this Free Recycling Sort. It’s an easy and engaging activity for the kids to help them understand the concept of sorting. We actually used the free printable in 3 different ways in the classroom.
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We started by making an anchor chart for the 3 R’s. As a class, we looked at the pictures one by one adding them to the chart under the appropriate spot writing in the corresponding answers.
Next, each of the kids got a black and white copy to color, cut, and paste on a large piece of construction paper. They could refer back to the anchor chart if they needed a bit of help.
Lastly, we made one last color copy, laminated it, and turned it into a center for early finishers.
So many fun possibilities from one printable. You can download your free copy below.
Let us know how you use it in your classroom.
And if you are looking for Earth Day activities, check these out:
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Learn about Earth and Earth Day with these two easy-to-read books. Celebrate Earth Day talks about the holiday and why we celebrate. It discusses what kids can do to help. And The Earth is a super easy book about what is found on Earth. Both books are perfect for your preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students. Click here to see them now.
Earth Snap Cube Centers will have your students counting and reading. Students can use the letters to make words too for even more of a challenge. The perfect math center, STEM activity, or morning tub activity for your preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students. Click here to check it out.
And if you are looking to dig deeper into the Earth (no pun intended LOL), our Earth Interactive Book is perfect for you. This interactive story will have the kids doing fun activities like sorting trash right in the book. You can literally add some nonfiction book and Teacher-Approved Earth Videos with this book and your week is good to go! Click here to check it out now.
Speaking of Earth Day Videos, click here to check them out now.
Free Recycling Sort Printable
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