Recycle and Play: Awesome DIY Zero-Waste Projects to Make for Kids - 50 Fun Learning Activities for Ages 3-6 (Paperback)

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With Recycle and Play, learn how to turn items you already have around the house into fun, engaging, and enriching activities for young learners.

Playful learning at home doesn’t have to require expensive, specialized toys and resources. Each activity in Recycle and Play uses inexpensive materials such as cardboard, paper tubes, plastic bottles, and egg cartons—materials that might even already be on their way to a landfill—and offers a clear, thoughtful invitation for hours of sensory play at home while reinforcing the importance of reducing waste to benefit the earth.

In this book, you’ll find tips on how to extend play and learning for each project as well as helpful hints to engage your kids to come up with fun additions and extensions of their own.

While each of the 50 projects includes clear step-by-step instructions and materials lists, you should feel free to adjust to your child’s interests and the materials you have on hand.

Featured learning skills include:
  • Fine motor skills
  • Color recognition
  • Sensory exploration
  • Letter recognition
Play is a crucial part of a child’s cognitive development and is fantastic for sensory exploration, building creativity, and discovery about how things work!

About the Author

Agnes Hsu is a California mom of 3 young ones. She is the founder of the colorful, creative website for kids,, and co-host of the popular Instagram @RecycleandPlay account where the best playful recycled learning ideas are shared. Like her kids, she loves anything rainbow and is a believer in being kind. You can often find her creating with her kids, helping her daughter with her kindness Rainbow Rock Project to raise money for charity, and in the kitchen working on her kids’ food site

Praise For…

Recycle and Play is a one-stop resource for turning the ordinary into extraordinary! When Agnes and I co-founded the popular Recycle and Play Instagram community @recycleandplay, we created a collaborative effort to highlight repurposed common household items as value-add play resources. This book takes that effort to the next level by consolidating everyday activities into a guided visual experience that reinforces the importance of extending play and reducing waste. Agnes shines in her ability to simplify each procedure and associate the unique learning skills developed. I consider Recycle and Play a must-have tool for any caretaker or educator's sensory play toolkit.—Myriam Sandler, @mothercould

Product Details
ISBN: 9780760373187
ISBN-10: 0760373183
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Pages: 136
Language: English