Format: independent activity, craft

Topics/subjects: “why” and “how” of recycling and composting at school, review 

Recommended companion lessons: this activity is a good post-lesson review for Waste Story, Compost and Decomposers, and the Waste Audit

Summary: “Fortune tellers”, “cootie-catchers”; whatever they're called, these interactive pieces of origami seem to be a timeless mainstay fo the schoolyard—so why not make them educational? There are two sets of fortune tellers, one for composting and one for recycling. Each set has two different fortune tellers, so students can get in pairs and use the fortune tellers to quiz each other. Print them out, preferably on green paper for the compost fortune tellers and blue for the recycling fortune tellers.

Coming soon: video instructions for folding the fortune tellers

Recycling & Food Waste Quiz Fortune Tellers