The Recycling Game

Rather than throw them away, the Oakenfull family invented The Recycling Game to find new uses for things that had outlived their original purpose.

| March/April 1980

  • 062 recycling game - Fotolia
    The recycling game was how one family found new uses for old things.

  • 062 recycling game - Fotolia
If sitting around the house on rainy days has given your family a collective case of cabin fever, you might try Donna Oakenfull's evening pastime, "The Recycling Game." Simply send one of your youngsters off to fetch two ordinary household objects and bring the items back to the group. Then have everyone in the room invent a way to reuse the articles once they're worn out or no longer needed. The individual suggestions are all shared and then listed alphabetically in a special Recycling Game Notebook.

And, as Ms. Oakenfull points out, "Not only is our game fun to play, but the activity also gives the youngsters some practice in creative thinking and helps us avoid waste . . . while we all gain a special, ever-expanding anthology that's a unique cross between an Encyclopedia of Recycling and a zany family album!"


Fermentation Frenzy!

September 12-13, 2019
Seven Springs, Pa

Fermentation Frenzy! is produced by Fermentation magazine in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. This one-and-a-half day event is jam-packed with fun and informative hands-on sessions.


Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters

click me