For a 'green' spin on a great game, we recommend a round of backyard bingo. This good Samaritan activity isn't just helpful, it's a lot of fun, too. Kids can become bingo winners and expert recyclers at the same time.
What You'll Need:
- Trash bags
- Work gloves
Gather a team of your child's friends and neighbors for a clean-up day. Grab some trash bags and hand out sturdy work gloves. Keeping an eye out for safety, instruct the clean-up crew to search their yard or neighborhood park for bits of trash with the letters B, I, N, G, and O, printed on them.
The first person to collect all five letters -- and securely dispose of the garbage in recycle bins or special waste bags -- wins the game. Of course, with this environmental spin on bingo, everyone is a winner, but for the child who collects the most trash, give out a prize of a cloth bring-back grocery bag or a recycled cotton t-shirt.
NOTE: Be mindful of broken glass. Provide assistance when cleaning up dangerous shattered glass or any other items kids are unsure of.
Teach your child how to do something nice for the hardworking people in your neighborhood with the activity on the next page.