Drag and Drop Recycling Game

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Our city recently launched a new organics curbside pick-up program – Yeah Chilliwack! – along with a great app and other resources to make it easier to sort the recyclables and organics from the garbage.  What I’ve noticed is that adults use the app but the younger kids and teens, not so much.  So I’ve built them a game.

I built this game in less than a day, mostly for the kids and grand kids, who are still struggling to sort out what goes where.

Update: I spent another day editing and adding variables to make the game more engaging. This is version 2.

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Launch Presentation


This is a bit of a work in progress. I’ll be adding a way level up so once you get the first round correct you can go on to a more challenging version. I’m planning four levels of increasing difficulty.

This was a lot of fun to create. Emma and the kitchen scene are from  CrazyTalk Animator – also a lot of fun to play and create with. I plan to fully animate Emma and add narration to the opening slide. I don’t think this is critical though. Sometimes simpler is better.

Big thanks to the E-Learning Heroes folks for posting this as a challenge (#178) and continuing to inspire. And to Veronica Budnikas for all the help with the variables!