Curious George sees treasures where others see trash. He transforms his "junk" collection into a masterpiece—reusing and recycling items from the street. Will the mayor declare George and his friends the winners of Pretty City Day?
|Hints for uses in your library||Don’t have a giant basin for water? Use a fountain or a puddle! If that won’t work, consider adding wheels to your “ingredient” list and make a rolling sail boat!|
Consider showing the video found here before this activity
Build a Recycled Sailboat
States of Matter
What is buoyant force?
Buoyant Rover for Under Ice Exploration
Why Do Boats Float?
How Do Boats Float?
Boat Facts for Kids
[Suggest a book]
Encourage students to use these books as they continue to learn about recycling:
• Curious George Car Wash by H. A. Rey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) George and his friend Allie use ordinary household items to build their own version of a car wash.
• The Earth Book by Todd Parr (Little, Brown, 2010) From planting a tree to conserving energy, this book offers ways to “take care of the earth.”
• Garbage and Litter by Jen Green (PowerKIDS Press, 2010) From food to plastic to glass, this book explores ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. See also What Can We Do About Trash and Recycling? by Lorijo Metz (PowerKIDS, 2010)
• Recycle Every Day by Tammy Gagne (Amicus, 2013) Colorful photographs explain the “why” and “how” of recycling.
• The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle by Nuria Rocca (Barron’s 2007) This book suggests ways that children and their families can help the environment.
Extend with Apps - Children can use this app in class or at home:
• Curious George’s Town (available through iTunes) With the friendly guidance of The Man With The Yellow Hat, children help Curious George do his chores—including collecting items at the Grocery Store, baking cakes at the Bakery, and cleaning and recycling at the Park—in order to earn coins and save up for new purchases.