Recycling discovery centre

Workshop ideas for after a visit

Listed below are some interactive games for children to continue the learning experience after their visit.

Recycling run around (version 1) (pdf, 80kb)  

  • using a multiple choice quiz, read a question and give children three possible answers
  • children run to one of three areas (marked a/b/c) they think relates to the right answer
  • those who get the question wrong are out of the game and move to a designated area
  • keep asking questions until you have one child left – they are the winner

Recycling run around (version 2) (pdf, 84kb)

  • using a bag of ten clean, dry materials. pick out one at a time, asking what can be done with it. Can it be reused? Can it be recycled? Or is it just rubbish?
  • children run to one of three marked areas (marked reuse/recycle/rubbish) they think relates to the right answer. Remember - there is often more than one correct answer
  • those who get the question wrong are out of the game and move to a designated area
  • keep asking questions until you have one child left – they are the winner

Ready, steady, recycle! (pdf, 85kb)

  • a relay race, splitting children into two or three teams, using the assembly hall or playground
  • using a bag of ten clean, dry materials, children pick out one item at a time and run to either a box marked ‘recycle’ or a box marked ‘rubbish’
  • when all teams have finished, take each team up to their boxes to see how many they got right and wrong; discuss outcomes and begin a rematch if time

Recycling bingo (pdf, 71kb)  

  • organise children into pairs - each pair is given a bingo card of 21 recyclable items
  • from a provided list of recyclable items, read each one out in turn
  • when a pair complete the full card, they must shout “bingo” – they are the winners

Page last updated: 12 January 2018