Today’s post about teaching kids the importance of Reduce Reuse Recycle was inspired by the the Recyle Rally initiative. All opinions are my own.
My girls love to recycle. In fact, Sophia may even know more about recycling than I do. I know she learned it at a younger age than I did!
I remember when she was in preschool at just 3 years old and she came home showing off her sorting skills after they had a lesson on recycling. She was proud of what she had learned and I for sure was a proud Mama! She also likes to share our “green living” ways with friends at school.
Just a few weeks ago we were having a play date at a pottery studio with a friend and her Mom and the Mom turns to me and says, “So, my daughter said Sophia told her you eat organic.” This made me laugh and again… proud Mama moment!
Knowing that Sophia is already learning these great life skills is just so important, but I realize that not all families, and kids, are exposed to living the green lifestyle. In fact, that’s why I started my blog because to some it can seem so overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be!
Just this week I learned about a great initiative from PepsiCo called Recycle Rally and I just knew it would be the perfect chance for Sophia to share even more with her friends at school!
PepsiCo Recycle Rally is a FREE nationwide program that directly benefits schools and students by providing valuable incentives and resources to help make recycling easy, fun, and rewarding. That’s the key to making Reduce Reuse Recycle programs stick with kids – make it fun and memorable… and when you can earn prizes for doing good things, it’s a win win!
Whether your family has been recycling for years or you’re just getting started, Recycle Rally will help boost the excitement and provide a variety of tools to make recycling a big deal in your child’s school. If you’re a PTA parent, Teacher, or School Administrator – you can sign up to get your school started on Recycle Rally!
Through the program, participating schools can download FREE resources, including poster templates, certificates, lessons, activities, and more from the online portal to promote recycling.
Recycling doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. If your school is new to recycling, start out with a box to collect plastic, cans, paper, and more. You don’t have to have a fancy recycling box when you start, but one of the great incentives with Recycle Rally is that schools can accumulate reward points in their online account and redeem them for goodies like recycling bins, supplies and other exciting item!
Sophia and I decided to take some of the awesome Recycle Rally supplies and create fun grab bags for the kids in her class, along with a fun Reduce Reuse Recycle Snack treat! These Earth Day sugar cookies are SO easy to make and you can get the recipe that we use from Tammilee Tips! A little class treat is always a good motivator for learning!
By getting kids excited about recycling and doing more to protect their Earth, we’re doing everyone a huge favor for our future. Programs like Recycle Rally make it easy for parents and children to spread the Reduce Reuse Recycle message and make it fun in the process.