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March/April Recycled Craft from Trash and Tip

Craft:

 

Milk Jug Toss

A fun game that can be played inside or out. It can be played with one person, a partner or as a group.

 

You will need:

  • Gallon milk jug – 2 if playing with a partner, more if for a group.
  • 1 soft ball – you can use a yarn ball, wiffle ball, pom pom
  • Scissors
  • String or yarn if making 1 person toss
  • Colorful duct tape – optional

 

What you do:

  • Cut the bottom off of the jugs leaving the handle.
  • You can cover bottom with tape if you like (optional).
  • Get/make your ball.

 

Now play the Milk Jug Toss. Partner or group: toss the ball in the jug using hands (one holds a jug, the other tosses), or use the jug to throw to a partner and catch with the other jug. The more jugs you make the more people can play. One-person play: run yarn or string through the jug and tie a knot so it won’t slip through. Leave the length of yarn you want to attach to create “a toss” that works – taller people like a longer string; smaller like it shorter. Then tie the end of the string to the wiffle ball, pom pom. One player can swing the ball up and catch it in the milk jug like the old fashioned “cup and ball” toys.

 

Tip:

We can’t imagine allowing a factory to emit toxic black clouds in the air or pour tons of toxic waste into streams. Before 1970 this was not only was this legal, but courts could not prevent it.  Why? There was no Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, EPA, or any legal measures to protect the environment. It was not until U.S. Wisconsin Senator, Gaylord Nelson, founded Earth Day in 1970 as a way to bring environmental issues onto the national agenda. After twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Act and created the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Earth Day was born.

How will you celebrate the Earth in April? Plant a tree, bush, or flower? Pick up trash, recycle, or reuse waste? Turn off lights, water, heat or air conditioning? There are so many ways you can impact the future of our planet and make it a place that in 2070 – a hundred years since the first Earth Day – we will still have blue skies, green fields, lush forests, and sparkling lakes and oceans for our children and our children’s children.

 
 
 

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