This week is recycling week so the little man and I have spoken a lot about “reduce, reuse, recycle” and ways we can look after the environment. We read The Lorax which is an approachable and fun way to reinforce these ideas. [Seuss, (1971). The Lorax. New York: Random House.]


– habitats and conservation (by pinning pictures onto the globe. Idea from this 3D globe).

– sorting pictures into compost, recycling and garbage bins (bins are pencil sharpeners from Kmart).


– making paper from scraps of paper (I did not want to use our blender so used these instructions. I’m sure you get a smoother result if you use a blender method).

– planting in the garden. The little man chose these four plants which he wants to plant.