Waste Disposal Materials: Recycling Health Habits Kindergarten Age 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 8

Lesson Plan Presentation

Subject: Environmental Studies

Class: Kindergarten

Term: First Term

Week: Week 8

Age: 5 years

Topic: Waste Disposal Materials: Recycling

Duration: 40 minutes

Behavioural Objectives: By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Give a simple meaning of recycling.
  2. Discuss simple methods of recycling waste materials such as books, metals, plastic products, and cans.

Set Induction:
Show pictures of recycled items and ask pupils if they know how these items can be used again.

Entry Behaviour:
Pupils are familiar with different types of waste materials.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Posters or charts showing recycling methods
  • Samples of recyclable items (e.g., books, cans, plastic bottles)
  • Rhymes about recycling

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge:
Connect the concept of recycling to the pupils’ experiences of seeing waste items and using them again in different forms.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Observation skills
  • Environmental awareness
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Creative thinking

Instructional Materials:

  • Posters or charts with recycling methods
  • Samples of recyclable items
  • Rhymes about recycling


  1. Simple Meaning of Recycling:
    • Recycling is the process of turning waste materials into new products that can be used again.
  2. Examples of Recyclable Materials:
    • Books, metals, plastic products, cans
  3. Simple Methods of Recycling:
    • Collecting waste materials separately
    • Reusing items for different purposes
    • Making new products from old materials

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Recycling is turning waste materials into _____.
    a) food
    b) new products
    c) toys
    d) water
  2. An example of a recyclable material is _____.
    a) fruit
    b) plastic bottle
    c) bread
    d) chocolate
  3. We can recycle _____.
    a) books
    b) water
    c) sand
    d) trees
  4. Recycling helps to _____.
    a) create more waste
    b) save resources
    c) make a mess
    d) use more energy
  5. A method of recycling is _____.
    a) burning waste
    b) throwing waste anywhere
    c) collecting waste separately
    d) burying waste

Class Activity Discussion:

  1. Q: What is recycling?
    A: Recycling is turning waste materials into new products.
  2. Q: Can you name some examples of recyclable materials?
    A: Books, metals, plastic products, and cans.
  3. Q: How can we recycle waste materials?
    A: By collecting waste separately, reusing items, and making new products from old materials.
  4. Q: Why is recycling important?
    A: Recycling helps to save resources and reduce waste.
  5. Q: What can we do with old books?
    A: We can recycle them to make new paper products.
  6. Q: Can we recycle plastic bottles?
    A: Yes, plastic bottles can be recycled to make new plastic items.
  7. Q: What should we do with metal cans?
    A: We should recycle them to make new metal products.
  8. Q: How does recycling help the environment?
    A: Recycling reduces the amount of waste and saves natural resources.
  9. Q: What is one simple method of recycling?
    A: Collecting waste materials separately.
  10. Q: Can recycling help save energy?
    A: Yes, recycling can save energy by using old materials to make new products.


Step 1: Introduce the topic of recycling by showing pictures of recyclable items and asking pupils if they know what recycling means.

Step 2: Explain the meaning of recycling and give examples of recyclable materials.

Step 3: Divide the pupils into small groups and provide them with posters or charts showing different recycling methods. Allow them to discuss and display these methods.

Step 4: Lead the class in reciting rhymes about recycling.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Explain the concept of recycling using simple language.
  • Facilitate the small group discussions on recycling methods.
  • Lead the class in reciting rhymes about recycling.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen to the teacher’s explanation.
  • Participate in group discussions and display posters or charts.
  • Recite rhymes about recycling as a class.


  • Observe pupils’ participation in the discussion and group activities.
  • Ask pupils to explain one method of recycling.

The teacher summarizes the key points of the lesson and encourages pupils to practice recycling at home and in their school.

Read More :


Understanding Recycling: Turning Waste into New Products


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