Recycling Activities for Kids

Find everything you need to encourage kids to recycle!

You and your kids can help to make the world a better, more sustainable place. Change starts with one bottle, one person, one action. Below, you'll find classroom resources, hands-on activities, downloads, and games created in partnership with PepsiCo's school program, Recycle Rally, to help make a difference in your community. You can implement these whether you’re teaching in-person, online, or blended! Learn more about Recycle Rally and get free resources here.

Get composting!
We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year.
If composted, that food would reduce the same
amount of greenhouse gas as taking
two million cars off the road. - EPA

Recycling Hands-On Activities

Recycling is even more fun when you create something new! Try these activities during in-person or distance learning.

Sign Up for the PepsiCo Recycle Rally!

Get your kids pumped up to recycle by joining PepsiCo’s Recycle Rally. When you set recycling goals to increase recycling and track progress, everyone wins! It’s free, it’s easy and it comes with loads of perks. Get the full scoop here.


Only three in ten plastic water bottles get recycled.
Recycling plastic bottles conservestwice as much energy
as burning them in an incinerator. - EPA

Recycling Games

Bingo? Fun quizzes? Recycle Drop? Count us in for these games that make recycling even more fun!