Any homeschooler knows you can construct a field trip out of just about any outing if you use some creativity. So we went to the landfill, which we used to call the dump, but now they call the transfer station because the landfill got all filled up.
It started with a trip to take in our recyclables, ended with us inviting friends to take a tour with us and play Waste Bingo. The story of our day at the dump is here.
We have started a few craft projects, mainly trying to find creative ways to recycle plastic bags. We already reuse a lot of things we are finished with. Even as I write this, my son is trying to reuse an old mop that I thought we’d thrown out. That means I don’t have long to write. The kid is dangerous with a mop handle.
My goal is to crochet a bag using old plastic bags that I have stashed in the drawer. I am still working on a way to include the kids in such a project. We tried fusing the bags, but that was just a messy, smelly project. I still would like to make a bag with a patchwork of fused plastic, but that is definitely not (young) kid friendly. I don’t think I am creative enough to make a raincoat, but I could probably handle making a tote bag for shopping trips.
Right now, however, I have to go save the family from a mop handle-weilding toddler who thinks he is Superman.