Doing easy science projects is a fun way to learn and at the same time entertain children. The recycle a piggy is a water bottle craft that's a good activity for children's fine motor skills and for them to learn the importance of recycling.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After their easy science projects, let kids learn more about recycling by giving them fun worksheets.
Kids Art Projects, Kids Crafts, Activities for Kids Indoors, Activities for Kids At Home
Indoor Activities for Kids, Easy Arts and Crafts for Children
When we talk about caring for the environment is recycling, one activity that seems to be the most fun for boys and girls. We can make a lot of games, crafts, musical instruments, and even toys through recycled material.
Boys and girls love to create, and through recycling, they can have fun giving life to countless characters. Additionally, they are generating awareness of caring for the environment. What's more, sometimes they are the ones who remind adults of the importance of sorting waste at home.
It is very important that new generations have awareness and commitment to environmental care to generate better practices to reduce the impact of pollution and help combat the climate change that we are currently facing.
These recycling activities also allow girls and boys to grow in a society, being aware that others' feelings and rights are important too. Additionally, their actions will have a positive or negative influence on the lives of each other.
THEME: EASY SCIENCE PROJECTS
HOW DO WE DEVELOP THE ACTIVITY?
Age: From 4 to 6 years old
Objective of the activity: With this easy science projects activity, the children will learn the importance of recycling for the environment.
Level of difficulty: This easy science projects activity is designed for children to perform independently following instructions.
Skills to develop
- Recycling awareness
- Cognitive skills (Creativity)
- Fine motor skills
- Following instructions
WHAT MATERIALS DO WE NEED TO DEVELOP THE RECYCLING PIG EASY SCIENCE PROJECTS?
- Plastic bottle to reuse
- Four plastic caps
- Card stock or construction paper
- Silicone (preferably liquid)
Cut the card stock vertically in 2 halves.
Take one half of the cardboard that was cut previously and glue it around the bottle. This will represent the body of our little pig.
Take the 4 plastic caps and glue them on the pig's body. These four lids will be piggy's legs so make sure that they are located under the belly to support the little animal's weight.
If you don't have liquid silicone, seek an adult's help to glue the pig's legs with a hot silicone stick.
With the remaining half of the cardboard, draw your piggy's ears. You can do the shape you want. If you want to make some kind of decoration, I recommend doing it before gluing the ears to the little pig's head.
Remember to fold the bottom part of the ears, leaving space available to stick them on the bottle. Again, request the help of an adult if you are going to use the hot silicone.
Use the marker to draw your piggy's eyes and nose; this way, you will have a pig from recyclable material. You can use your imagination and create more animals with the same materials.
MODIFICATIONS FOR THIS EASY SCIENCE PROJECT RECYCLE A PIGGY
This easy science projects activity can be done with younger children. However, if they cannot cut out and stick the figures on the cardboard, they can use paint to color the bottle.
The children can use markers to draw each of the piggy parts, or they can vary the bottle's design to one that is easier for boys and girls to do.
In this easy science projects video, you will find the step-by-step process to make "THE RECYCLER PIGGY" activity.
Children will learn about recycling while enhancing their creativity and fine motor skills. In this easy science projects activity, they will have to cut, glue, and draw.
Do you like our fun easy science projects for preschoolers? Make sure to check out our other science experiment activities.
- Here's an awesome home activity, Liquid or Solid Cornstarch Preschool Science Experiments STEM Montessori Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
- Check out this awesome Fight Coronavirus by Washing Hands Fun Science Experiments Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
- Give kids fun activity to do. Check out this DIY Bubbles Fun Kids Science Experiments Sensorial Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
- Let kids have fun with the Jelly Soap Easy Science Experiments for Preschoolers with Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
Get adorable and fun outfits for your little ones. Check out this cute Science is for Girls T-shirt.
I'd like to know what you think of our easy science projects activities. Please leave a comment below.