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Clean up the Trash

Your little one will love to help you with this fun clean up the "trash" game!

Materials Needed

Clean up the Trash

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Needed: 5 minutes

Best done: Indoors

Main Movement: Dropping, looking for objects

Kid Picking Up Trash In Park

Materials Needed

  • Scrap Paper

  • Empty tissue box (or other small box)

Let's Play!

  • To begin, take scrap paper (think junk mail) and crumble it into balls. 

  • Show your little one how you drop it into the "trash" - aka the empty box. We suggest making a show of it "Oh no there's garbage on the ground we better throw it away!" 

  • Then: 

    • 6 months + (still laying): place the "garbage" near your child and see if they can rake it towards themselves, help them to throw it into the "trash."​

    • 9 months + (crawling): place some garbage all over your general area and encourage your little one to crawl around finding it and placing it into the "trash."

    • 12 months + (walking): place "garbage" all over the place, some hidden and some not. Have them come back and place it into the "trash." 

    • Once all of the trash is cleaned up - celebrate saying "Yay we cleaned the earth!" 

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