Crayon Recycling Drive

Name Tara Renner
Email trenner@dnr.in.gov
Title of Activity Crayon Recycling Drive
Name of School Orchard Park Elementary
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Materials Needed: Many shoeboxes with lids; one for each classroom at school (have children donate), several pairs of scissors, glue, crayons for coloring, and the labels for the boxes which can be requested through the website:http://www.crazycrayons.com/recycle_program.html
Description of Activity: opcrayonrecycleMake enough copies of the box labels so that there will be one for each box. Let the children color the labels. While most of them are coloring, either an adult or some of the older children can cut holes in the lids of the boxes for the crayons to be dropped in. The holes should be big enough to allow the crayons to fit. When the box covers are all colored, glue them to the boxes. Cut out the holes where you previously made an opening for the crayons. Assign pairs of children to deliver the boxes to the classrooms, leaving one at the door of each room. At the beginning of each month’s meeting, you will send a reminder to the teachers to leave their crayon boxes outside their doors. You can decide on a rotation system so that teams of children can do the monthly collection, where they will travel the halls with heavy duty bags to empty the boxes to pick up the crayons. (If you rotate, it will allow the kids to take turns). At the end of the year, follow the i nstructions on the website for how to donate the crayons. They really love this monthly activity and they feel important when they are given the job of picking up the crayons!
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Getting students engaged in green practices is the key to a healthy future for our community. Green Clubs in our schools are a terrific forum for students to learn how to care for the earth and to put that knowledge into practice. See below for what student green clubs in our district are doing so far this school year!