GRADE: 2ND - 5TH CONTENT FOCUS: Recycling PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To work on locomotor skills, while reinforcing recycling ideas. LESSON: Recycle Relay EQUIPMENT: 1. 6 CONES/MARKERS 4. BIG EARTH BALL 2. RECYCLABLE GOODS 5. RECYCLE BIN/BOX 3. TRASH CANS/BIN/BOX GAME OBJECT :TO SAVE OR RECYCLE AS MANY OBJECTS AS POSSIBLE IN TIME LIMIT. RULES: 1. Two teams are lined up at start line. 2. One player from each team races to a trash can/box of recyclable goods. 3. After getting an object from the can student must go to the earth(big ball) and run a set number of times around it. 4. Next to the earth ball is a sign which indicates the number of "minilaps." 5. As soon as the previous student reaches the sign the next player may begin. 6. All players repeat until time expires or all objects have been recycled. 7. ***More than one player per team may be running around the earth ball at a time(in fact it will probably happen often). 8. If all items are not recycled the winner is the team with the most players complete. 9. VARIATION: use the number of "minilaps" as recycled value. 10. EXAMPLE: paper =1 lap cardboard =1 ½ laps soda bottle = 4 laps sock/shirt = 2 laps wood = 3 laps aluminum can=3 ½ laps *points equal to laps* FOLLOW UP/CLOSURE: Discuss why certain items had higher/lower number of laps. Why is it important to recycle? What kinds of things do you do to recycle? What kinds of things could you do to help others recycle?
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