Go Green with the Chuggers! – Competition

You may or may not already know that next week 20th – 26th June is Recycle Week 2011.

The theme for this year is ‘Recycling – home and away’, reminding us that recycling is not only for when we’re in the house. There are going to be lots of events happening around the country, including recycle week teaming up with Keep Britain Tidy for the Big Tidy Up campaign.

To celebrate the start of Recycle Week 2011 my lovely Cybermummy sponsors Learning Curve are giving me 3 special Go Green with the Chuggers prize packs to give away.

The prize packs will include:

one pack of Irving’s Rubbish and Recycling Cars and a Repair Shed set

Irving is the resident recycling chugger and one of my favourite new additions to the world of Chuggington. After a hard day sorting out the rubbish, maybe a trip to the repair shed will be called for. The electronic scanner and 2 pivoting tool arms will make sure Irving is ship shape and ready for another hard day’s recycling tomorrow.

Both featuring Chuggington’s smart talk wireless technology, Irving and the Repair shed can talk and play will all the other interactive chuggers and sets. To find out more about the smart talk technology, you can read my previous review on the All Around Chuggington Interactive Railway.

To enter the competition to win one pack of Irvings Rubbish and Recycling Cars and a Repair shed set, just leave a comment below letting me know how you get your little ones interested and involved in recycling?

Competition ends midnight Friday 24th June.

60 thoughts on “Go Green with the Chuggers! – Competition

  • June 17, 2011 at 3:36 am

    My children love sorting so I get them to sort everything into paper, glass, tin, cardboard etc etc They’ve also put some stickers on the wheelie bins to brighten them up and make the more appealing to children.

    Heidi @Him_Me_Three

  • June 17, 2011 at 3:54 am

    I have a foot operated can crushing machine and my Grandkids love to take turns in crushing all the tins and drink cans that I save for when they come round.

  • June 17, 2011 at 4:02 am

    We stuck huge pictures of dogs on our recycling boxes, so the kids like getting sent on a mission to ‘feed the dogs’!

  • June 17, 2011 at 4:06 am

    make any recycling fun and they will do anything

  • June 17, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Being employed by a recycling company it is easy for me to stress the importance of recycling. My kids are aware of the environmental benefits and are helpful when it comes to household disposal of cardboards, glass and other household goods/ rubbish

  • June 17, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Well my little boy always seems to like ripping, tearing, crushing and being generally destructive so i get him to rip up peices of carboard and put them in the recycling box. As well I have taught him to give me certain peices of rubbish from around the house and what he finds floating around for me to clean or him to put in a recycling box. He also is my little gardener so when he uses his little toy mower whilst i am mowing the lawn he gets all of the grass and weeds and helps me put them in our green bin. He’s quite the recycler!

  • June 17, 2011 at 5:42 am

    What a good idea to involve recycling out of the home. My babies not old enough yet but I surely want him to know that recycling doesn’t stop in the home. Havng just moved house I have allreadybought recycling boxes for the house so he will grow up and recycling will come naturally to him.

  • June 17, 2011 at 5:58 am

    My kids love to sort things into the right boxes and feel like they are making a difference

  • June 17, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I give them a load of things that we don’t need and ask them to put aside as many things as possible that can be recycled. Then we weigh the rest. We make a chart and after a week we see which day’s leftovers weighed the least! This is a great way of encouring the children to have as little as possible left over.

    It also helps with their maths!

  • June 17, 2011 at 11:28 am

    we both sort into piles – newspaper / tin cans / glass

    we head to the recycle bins and empty them in she also puts her old clothes in the recycle bin and we have a toys & boks recycle bin its great she has good understanding of the process and kindness of recycling at 3yrs old

  • June 17, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Thanks Toy Buzz – we really appreciate your support for Recycle Week!! Brilliant work and great idea recycling toys. Best of luck with the competition. :)

  • June 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    My son loves putting the bottles in the bottle bank and hearing them smash!

  • June 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    My little boy Jack loves to sort things out for me. Then loves to put things in the right bin. Especially as one makes a noise!

  • June 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    We have three different wheelie bins and my son loves putting the right rubbish into the right bin; it’s helped him with his colours if nothing else!

  • June 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    My kids are great sorters – we’ve made labels with different ceebeebies drawings on for each glass/plastic/cans and then we sort them out together, putting them in the right boxes!

  • June 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    My 4 year old daughter and my 2 year old son both see it as the natural way to deal with rubbish, they enjoy helping round the house with everything. They both help with the compost heap and with the veg patch.

  • June 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    They enjoy posting things through the bottle bank slots and sorting and learning which goes into which bin so it’s kinda a good challenge for them and they think it’s a fun game.

  • June 17, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Our daughter Heidi is 2 and she loves to watch daddy take out the blue and brown bins 1 week and the green bin the next week. We put our recycling in a grey box in a cupboard under the stairs and Heidi now uses this box. She is a great ‘trainee’, she also adores Chuggington, we sky+ the show so she can watch episodes on demand, she also watches ‘Choo Choo’ in the car on long journeys and she can name all the chuggers, including Olwin, old puffer Pete and Chatsworth. You could say it is an obsession with her. If she were to enter junior mastermind it would be her specialist subject!

  • June 18, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I get the bins to shout “feed me” and my granddaughter quite happly throws in the plastic bottles or paper. as soon as we have a small amount to recycle she wants to go out and feed them bins

  • June 18, 2011 at 6:32 am

    My four year old loves to help with recycling. We let him put the paper rubbish in the main recycling bin.

  • June 18, 2011 at 8:31 am

    My children help with sorting out the rubbish. They also help in the garden with all the recycling that goes on there – food scraps into the compost heap, planting seeds saved from last year’s harvest, reusing pots and supports etc.

  • June 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

    We have 3 large plastic tubs hanging in the utility room the kids love running in and putting plastic, paper and cardboard in them. I have 3 kids so they have one each for a month. They enjoy racing to see who can fill theirs up first to transfer to the bigger recycling boxes outside.

  • June 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    We have colour coded recycling bins for our grandchildren to use which make recycling fun and educationa.

  • June 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    my little grandson loves taking our unwanted things to the charity shop,we might take in loads of stuff, but he always comes out with a new (or new to him!!) toy, and it doesnt cost the earth!

  • June 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    My Grandsons love to help sort our recyclable waste when they come to stay. First they use the plastic bottles and carboard tubes and anthing else close at hand to make things. When finished they dismantle them and then sort them and put them in the relevant recycle bins

  • June 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    My Emma is always put rubbish into bin.

  • June 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I make it easy on my kids to recycle. I keep separate rubbish cans for different recycling materials and label them. I also post bright signs with markers above the paper-only recycling bin, above the glass bottles bins, etc.

    It makes recycling easy and more fun for them to do.

  • June 19, 2011 at 5:23 am

    We recycle old newspaper into new paper using a press I picked up second hand. Drawing is lots more fun when you made the paper you are drawing on!

  • June 19, 2011 at 7:02 am

    My children love posting into our recycling bins. They have stuck their own pictures of things made of tin/glass/food waste and paper on the front.

  • June 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

    the kids love going back and too to our reycling bins,gaving each some recycle items
    they learn early these days

  • June 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    We have a paper brick maker and the children love soaking paper in water and then helping make the bricks for the fire

  • June 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    We have recycling boxes in our hallway and I always get my three year old to put boxes and plastics, etc. in for me. She is getting a bit of the idea and also learning to classify.

  • June 20, 2011 at 8:30 am

    We save up toilet rolls & cereal boxes, things like that, to build into robots & dinosaurs. @Isis1981uk on Twitter

  • June 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    We use the compost bin to recycle most of our rubbish all the paper and food scraps go into it then once the children have finished ‘Loving’ the worms they then help spread the rotted down compost round the garden.

  • June 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Well our recycling bin is pink so that definitely helps! “oooo this goes in the special pink bin”. If you find anything extra special while you are sorting, like an exciting shaped box or tub we use it to make something fun first… which really is double recycling!!

  • June 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    We have two different boxes in the dining room, for paper and tin cans, bottles etc,
    and on the recycling bins we have painted pictures of what goes in there

  • June 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    By making into a sorting game, cans in one box, paper in another etc and lots of praise when they get it right!

  • June 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

    give them a game to play in the garden,seeing if they can throw the empty cartons and boxes into the open bin

  • June 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    We have three different coloured bags for easy recognition. I put the kids toys in the bottom of each one for storage at night and encourage them to deposit items and then they can have the toys each time they put something in. This is a great way of keeping the house tidy and encouraging the kids to re cycle.

  • June 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    My son is 21 months so its early days for us but we recycle as much as possible and he watches us putting all the different things into the coloured boxes and helps out putting things in himself. I hope as he gets older he will enjoy it just as much and I love the ideas other parents have used to get their children involved.

  • June 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    We have different coloured lids on our bins green for garden waste blue for recycling and black for everything else. Once my children have finished with packaging or other bits theystick stickers on the recylable items and put them in the bins.

  • June 23, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Granddaughter is only three, so we have mini versions for her to put safe versions of recyclibles like used drawing paper, so she will get into the routine.

  • June 23, 2011 at 2:36 am

    My girls know where to put food waste – in the little bin for composting or for the dogs! Nothing goes to waste. I always get them to do it too, to drum it in.

  • June 23, 2011 at 5:37 am

    allways let them know what we can recycle and what we cant, and they understand in the end lol

  • June 23, 2011 at 6:03 am

    The little one takes the items up to the composter in the garden -on a daily basis. He also sorts out the plastics for me.

  • June 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

    i allways get my kids to help to recycle

  • June 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    My little one loves dropping the recycling items in our big green recycling bin. It’s so big, I lift him up, he lifts the lid, and drops all the items in.
    He also likes feeding our worms in the wormery.

  • June 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    They have seen how you can raise money for hospitals by saving the plastic lids of lots of bottles! Last year Eastbourne district hospital had people saving enough and sold the plastic to recycle to get a £16,000 scanner. It really encourages them when they see someone can be helped!

  • June 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    We make it a game where the child who gets most recycled cans and paper in their bag gets a a treat such as a small toy. They also know to put any left over fruit in the compost bin

  • June 24, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I always recycle my childrens toys by taking them to the charity shops

  • June 24, 2011 at 1:58 am

    My Son loves our weekly trip to the recycling centre where he helps put everything in the right bin. At home we play a game where he has to put the item (bottle, cardboard etc) in the right section of our recycling tubs. Always good fun!

  • June 24, 2011 at 5:04 am

    litter picking in your home community is good exercise and is a great investment

  • June 24, 2011 at 6:02 am

    My daughter helps me sort the recycling. We do a high five when it is done.

  • June 24, 2011 at 6:20 am

    i just try to make it fun for him. he loves playing at being a bin man he so he really enjoys sorting out things into the different boxes. just make it fun really!

  • June 24, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Ive got a 3 year old and a 1 year old, and lucky for us the recycling bins for plastic (which the council doesnt collect) is near the river, so each week we pack a picnic, walk to the river, post our bottles thru the hole, and eat our picnic and watch the ducks!

  • June 24, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Recycling is just a way of life for my children and for my niece and nephew.My 3 year old nephew won’t throw anything away,he insists on keeping everything in his craft box so he make something out of ‘rubbish’.

  • June 24, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I’ve warned my little girl that unless she recycles, I’ll recycle her toys!!! ;o)

  • June 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I have encouraged recycling from an early age and try to get my 2 boys to make sure paper goes in one, plastic in another etc. Also the recycling episode of peppa pig helps.

  • June 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    My two little boys love to watch the recycle lorry take away the recycle box. It’s a weekly must see event for them. We have craft days and we use all the cardboard to make thing. Jar tops are great for drawing round to get cool circles. We paint them stick glitter on and let their imagination run free.

  • June 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Piper is 3 and she likes to ‘wash up’ in her little toy sink. So to get her interested in recycling I give her empty yoghurt pots and tell her that when they are clean they can go in the plastic recycling bin so that another little girl can have yoghurt, wash out the tub and recycle again.

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