Teachers, help make a difference! Teach your students the importance of recycling all types of metal and show them that they too can have a positive impact on the environment. Our book, “The Girl Who Recycled 1 Million Cans,” is a fun and inspiring way to get kids excited about metal recycling.
From aluminum cans to copper wire, steel appliances to brass fixtures, every piece of metal can be recycled and conserved for future use. By reading this book, kids will learn the significance of metal recycling and the importance of not throwing metal in the trash.
Let’s work together to create a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Fun and Creative Activities to do after reading The Girl Who Recycled 1 Million Cans
Decorate Can Boxes
Decorate your own individual boxes to bring home to collect cans and any metal items. You can bring them back to school once they are full and put them into the big recycling bin that the scrap yard provides.
**If you have large items you can bring them to school in a truck and leave them next to the bin if they are approved by the scrap yard.
Color Art Recycling Pages
Coloring art sheets and recycling worksheets available HERE to color and put on your boxes
Labeling boxes – bins can be labeled for : Aluminum only, mixed metal, Christmas lights, etc.
Create flyers to post around the school and around the community to promote the recycling drive.
You could indicate the different kinds of metal they can bring to the school for the metal recycling event.
You would also add the address of the Scrap Yard/ Recycling Center so after this metal drive is over, families would know where to take their old metal to be recycled. Please let us know if you need help to make these posters or handouts.
Fun game – the students sort a big bag full of plastic, glass, and metal bottles into separate piles and the winner gets a prize
Empty Soup Can into Pencil Holder
Each child can bring in an empty soup can to turn into a pencil holder and use their imagination to decorate them. (Use caution for any sharp edges)
Follow up once the recycling drive has ended and the contents have been picked up.
Someone from the school or scrap yard can videotape the truck going over the scale to see the total pounds of metal that were recycled.
We can list the total amount recycled on our website!
The Scrap yard will give the school money for the metal that was recycled and the school can use it for supplies or a party.
Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback. This is a new program we just started so we are open to any suggestions you might have to streamline this process.
If you would like to help our cause please fill out the form below. Thank you so much for your help teaching kids about recycling. Together we can make the planet a bit greener!