Kolding Municipality's Environment and Sustainability Department intends to provide educators with tools so that children, through play, can reflect on how we better take care of our planet.
The goal/objective of the project
The goal is to develop methods that motivate children for reflection, play and physical movement using the theme recycling as a focal point.
Project methods and results
In collaboration with the kindergarten Løvetand design students have developed and tested a board game for 3-5 year-olds, which, through play, arouses the children's interest in waste sorting. In the game the children sift waste into different categories, and the earth responds by smiling at everyone as a recognition of their diligent efforts. In order to test the level of physical movement of the game, we made a prototype measuring 3x3 meters and tested the game with teachers and children in the kindergarten Løvetand. The game generates a lot of curiosity and also honesty from the children, and many good suggestions emerged for how and why we sort things.