Caring Together: Activity Stations

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In this Bob the Builder(TM)-themed activity, learners explore the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) by rotating through several activity stations. Activity stations may include: packing a lunch in reusable containers; sorting recyclable cans, plastic containers, and newspaper; playing with water in recycled containers and toys; making a collage by reusing magazine pictures; and drawing on both sides of the paper. This activity is featured on page 14 of the "Bob the Builder(TM) — Project: Build It" unit of study.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • plastic food
  • reusable food containers
  • recyclable cans
  • plastic containers
  • newspaper
  • sorting bins
  • water table
  • water toys
  • recycled containers for water table
  • paper
  • glue
  • old magazines
  • scissors
  • markers/crayons


  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
      • Human Impact
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Ethics

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Toys


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Includes assesments for student learning:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 2006

Funding Sources:

  • Delta Commercial Faucets
  • HIT Entertainment