Recycle This! (K-3rd)

Recycle This!

Recommended for K thru 3rd

Covers Ohio Learning Standards:

K.PS.1, K.SS.7


2.SS.7, 2.SS.14

3.ESS.3, 3.SS.10

Resource Guide

Interested in learning more about waste reduction? This guide includes book recommendations, a nature activity, additional online resources and more!

Recycle This! Resource Page sm.pdf


Put your knowledge to the test with this Activity Sheet .

Cut and sort items into their correct bins!

Recycle This Worksheet.pdf

Hamilton County Public Library has consolidated all KCB's environmental literacy recommendations into one easily searchable list available at this OVERDRIVE LINK

book recommendations

"What a Waste: Trash, Recycling and Protecting our Planet" by Jess French (ages 6-9 ) |Reserve this book from CPL

"Just Grace Goes Green" by Charise Mericle Harper (ages 6-9) | Reserve this book or download the eBook from CPL

"All That Trash" by Megan McCarthy (ages 7-9) | Reserve this book or download the eBook from CPL or find a

recorded version on KCB's YouTube channel (coming soon)

"The Garbage Monster" by Joni Sensel (ages 6-9) | Find a recorded version on KCB's YouTube channel (coming soon)

"Why Should I Recycle" by Jen Green (ages 4-7) | Borrow the book from Cincinnati Public Library

"What Does it Mean to Be Green" by Rana Diorio (ages 4-6) | Download the eBook from Cincinnati Public Library

"The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle" by Alison Inches (ages 4-6) |Borrow the book from Cincinnati Public Library

Short Videos

How Recycling Works!

The Garbage Monster By Tom Knight

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic-

Stop Motion Animation

Murray Visits a Recycling Center-

Sesame Street Short


Civic Garden Center

Check out their Green Learning Station page to learn more about composting & other STEM activities.

Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District

HCRSWD shares classroom program opportunities & assistance for schools who want to reduce their landfill footprint by recycling and composting.

Cincinnati Parks

Cincy Parks' Explore Nature Program offers Naturalist-led programs for all ages at their nature centers.