Clean Up Our Park!

Clean Up Our Park!
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Teach your little one to help to keep your neighborhood and park clean in a fun way.

20 minutes
24 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


  • 1 Bag (for each child)
  • 1 pair Gloves, plastic (for each child)
  • 1 pair Tongs (for each child)


  1. Before you go out on a walk or to the park, tell your child, "Today we're going to clean up outside!"
  2. Show your child how to wear the plastic gloves. Then begin your walk. (For older children, they can use the tongs instead of or with the gloves -- it makes it extra challenging.)
  3. Once outside, say, "Who can pick up the most trash?" Do you see any trash?" Make picking up trash a fun game -- like an Easter egg hunt. Celebrate with each piece of trash.
  4. After picking up trash, talk about why it's important to throw trash away in the trash can and keep our neighborhoods beautiful.

Developmental skills