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Here are some fun ideas for classroom activities related to waste.

Paper Making

Paper Making Recycling DevonWhat better way to help pupils understand the circular nature of recycling than taking paper from your classroom recycling box, setting up your own ‘recycling factory’ and making beautiful hand-made paper?

Paper making is popular with pupils of all ages. Link it to science work on changing materials, to art and design projects, or set up your ‘recycling factory’ during a themed ‘eco’ week. Be sure to use your finished recycled paper for something special. Greetings cards at Christmas or other times of the year will be treasured by the recipient while spreading the recycling message to family and friends.

Paper Making

Download teacher and pupil instructions below.

Classroom Activities Devon SchoolsSnakes and Ladders

The well-known traditional Snakes and Ladders game with an ‘eco’ twist! Download the board and use it with cards on either a 3Rs or compost theme. Use the game as a 5 minute filler with a class, during wet play, with an after-school or breakfast club, or with your Eco Team.





Starter Activities and 5 minute fillers

Use our lesson starters at the start of each school day as children enter the classroom to register, or as an intro to a waste or sustainability topic lesson, or just as a five minute filler when you have a few moments. Download our Powerpoint and instructions for the full package.