Science Table: Recycling

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Science Table: Recycling {Saturday Science} | Stir the Wonder #kbn #preschool #science

This week we started our new science unit on recycling from Science is Simple by Peggy Ashbrook. Each unit in this book starts with a simple science table as a way of introducing the topic. A science table is a great way to let preschoolers explore and play with objects related to the subject. 

Science Table: Recycling | Stir the Wonder

To set up this table I gathered a bunch of recyclable items, cleaned what needed to be washed and set them up in an eye-catching way with a few books about recycling. Caden is already familiar with recycling since we have always recycled. Another way to learn with a table like this is to mix in items for trash and have your preschooler sort the objects into a recycling bin or trash can.


Since Caden was already familiar with recycling he wanted to put the items in the recycling bin right away! The next day was trash and recycling pick-up day so we gathered all the recyclable items off the table and went outside to take care of that chore. Caden enjoys helping whenever he can so he really enjoyed this activity! And I’m sure Daddy was thrilled when he came home to see we had already take care of the trash and recycling!

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6 thoughts on “Science Table: Recycling”

  1. I love that he wanted to put the stuff in the recycling bin right away – you’ve taught him well! 🙂

  2. The recycling enthusiasm is adorable! I love how you used recycling as a hands-on lesson.

  3. Ashley says:

    Love the science table idea!

  4. Jill says:

    This is a fantastic idea to get kids interested in recycling.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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