This year, for Earth Day, spend some time talking about reusing the things we normally discard. Use your old juice mix containers to contain a collection.
Or, save empty cans and jars to use for gift-giving later.
After the read-aloud, let students get creative and design new purposes for old boxes using the Not a Box printable from Harper Collins. Click Book Activity under the Downloads section.
Finally have students collect discarded items and craft their own conservation inventions.
**Check out the BBQ grill I reused as an herb garden at Urania's Inspiration.