6 Ways to Motivate Preschool Kids to Keep Our Environment Clean

playing kids

There are several adults who contribute in their own ways to the recycling process. Though we all know that recycling lays a crucial foundation for our community, it is completely on the adults to make sure that our kids understand the need to recycle and look after our planet Earth.

The most important concept that is to be introduced to the preschoolers is recycling and sustainability. You need to look out for ways to get them involved if you want your children to participate in their learning. Motivate them to be an active learner instead of a passive bystander.

So, how do we do this? 

Today, I bring you a list of 6 such activities that you can share with your preschooler. The best parts…get them started NOW!

1. Composting

Children do love to play their part, so, why not give them the lead role of a family compost monitor?

Kids can help in a lot to collect the scraps and leftovers from the kitchen in a special bucket or a tabletop bin with a lid.

They even carry them out to the garden bin or simply feed the worms and chicken. This will help a lot if you have a family compost bun in the garden or a worm farm or poultry.

Your preschoolers can also collect the leaves, weeds and other materials that have formed a pile of rubbish and dispose of them in the compost bin.

Give your kid a child-sized rake and shovel that will motivate them in this task.

2. Always carry green bags

The green reusable shopping bags are easily recognized by the kids here.

Instead of throwing the plastic bag in the bin and adding up to the rubbish pile, it will be a clever thing to do when you take the same bag over and over again the while you go out for shopping the next time.

You can assist in making the kids feel important that you are placing them in charge of holding the bag for you until you reach the checkout. The older children can also be taught to keep the bags clean and folding and storing them for the next time.

This is how you can encourage them to the fullest.

3. Sharing those older toys

Children should be encouraged to go through their old toys and clothes periodically every 6 months and choose sort things that they will no longer use and give them out to the local op shops.

You can well utilize this opportunity where you can speak and discuss with your preschoolers about recycling of toys, clothes and other things so that the others would love using them. You can also speak to older children how fortunate they are of possessing them and there are others who are not so lucky.

There are children who usually depend on others for warm clothes and toys so, this way you can raise awareness in your kids. 

4. Reusing paper and cardboard

You will be simply left in awe in how excited the kids can get about something that is so simple if they feel that they are being useful.

So this point is an easy one. You need to provide some materials for a craft to children so that they can decorate the paper recycling box beautifully, so here all you need is to set up a box or a bin.

When the other family members are finished with them give your preschoolers the task of collecting the magazines, newspapers, and other junk mails and putting them in the box.

You can also help them to tip it into the household recycling wheelie bin for collection or taking down to the local recycling center when the box is overloaded and completely full.

5. Recycling the materials for the craft

This job is loved by several kids out there. You can motivate your kid and show them the true value and the art of collecting unused materials from your home.

This is something that they can choose to express creativity in them. You also need to speak to them about the concepts of reuse, recycle and reclaim to make something “NEW”.

6. Sorting out the wastes in correct bins

In several places, you are going to find the recycling and waste program that is there. There are rubbish bins, recycling bins and organic bins for waste categorization.

It is very important to sort out the waste correctly and dispose of them in the correct bin before the junks are taken away by the professional rubbish removal handlers.

For this, you need to educate yourself a bit as well as help your kids to recognize the different bins and what they are for.

The sense of responsibility here is loved by the preschoolers and they enjoy it a lot. They can help you to transfer from the smaller bins to the household bins. 

These are some of the useful ways where you can get active participation from your kids.

So, there you go- these simple 6 ways will have your kids involved and they are also filled with enthusiasm about recycling 

Similar Articles

Memorial cleaning

Monument cleaning is the quickest and cheapest way to maintain precious monuments. This way you can revive your monuments and get them renewed with ease and less effort. There are however some tips to make this option really easier and effective for you

5 Great Ideas for Family Fun This Summer

As the weather starts getting warmer, every family anticipates time spent together enjoying summer activities. Not sure how to entertain your family this summer? Here are five great ideas to bring your family together during this fun time of year.

Graduation Invitation

There are many businesses that design and print invitations, however, if you want to give them your touch, you can do them on your own and we assure you that in addition to looking good, you will not spend as much money. Here are some suggestions so you can make some amazing invitations.

Moving Out: What You Need to Organise for Your New Home

Moving out is exciting – finally having your own home comes with independence but also a lot you need to organise. Transporting your furniture to the flat, buying new goods, and potentially renovating bits and pieces here and there can be quite time-consuming.

https://www.discernliving.com/looks/eclectic-dining-room--lId-9540

Farmhouse style of homes are all about adding rustic and attractive vibes to your home. And the best way to do so is by adding the right home décor. It is all about warm vibes, laid-back liveliness, and gloominess.

Icicles hanging from the roof of a house,

In the UK Winter officially lasts from the 22nd of December 2019 to the 20th of March 2020, however, if you live in the UK, then you will know that winter tends to feel like it lasts much longer than that. We can be experiencing winter weather anywhere from October through to April or May.

Moving heavy furniture

The moving process comes with overwhelming choices like which property agent to choose, which house to purchase, which furniture to take and which one to discard, do it yourself or hire the expert movers of a nearby moving company, and others.

moving house

If you are planning to move, one of the things you may be considering is moving to a new area. There are all sorts of reasons why people decide to relocate, such as employment opportunities, moving closer to family and friends, or just to escape the area they currently live in. 

modular kitchen designs

The kitchen is an important part of our home and that’s why it should be perfect in every sense. You have to take care of its looks and functions. When you decide to upgrade your kitchen into something modular, you have to keep some important points in mind.