We are channeling our inner garbage collector and learning about recycling today.
We will also be practicing our sorting skills.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Sort objects based on two characteristics; size, color, shape, texture, or weight


  • Pose “what” and “why” questions about their surroundings
  • Make predictions and perform experiments
  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Required Materials

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*Wash Tub

Paper & Plastic Recyclables

*White Paper


Step #1
Gather some household objects made of paper and plastic.
Step #2
Label two pieces of paper as paper and plastic.
Step #3
 Sort your items into the appropriate category.

Teacher Tip

Take the time to explain to your Lil’ that we can recycle paper and plastic so that we can turn them into something else and use them again.  This will add some science to your sorting lesson.


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