Upcycling Challenge: Challenge your child to transform an old item into something new and useful. Give them a few examples of upcycling projects (such as turning an old t-shirt into a tote bag or a plastic bottle into a bird feeder) and let them choose which one they want to try. Help them gather the necessary materials and guide them through the project, encouraging them to think creatively and come up with their own unique twists. This is also a good way to get your kids acquainted with basic skills such as drilling and sewing, something that they will benefit from the rest of their lives.
TIP: You can find more inspiration and share the end result in our Upcycling Facebook Community.
Waste Sorting Challenge: Challenge your child to sort the family's waste into different categories such as paper, plastic, glass, and organic waste. Encourage them to research what can be recycled and what cannot, and explain why it is important to sort waste properly. You can make it into a game by setting a timer and seeing how quickly they can sort the waste, or have them decorate the recycling bins to make it more fun.
TIP: To help your kids learn more about recycling, you can also make use of pre-made games, such as the Waste Race cardgame or the online game of NL Schoon.