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It Was Good
How about studying creation and how "it was good" and then comparing it to now. What is still good? How can we be better at taking care of God's creation.
We when studied creation we did a photo scavenger hunt. Students took polaroid pictures of things created each day of creation. Perhaps this could be altered to make a colage of how God created it and how we have treated it.
With an after school prgram and youth groups I have also done recycling crafts. With younger students you could have them all make the same craft (such as a bird feeder out of a 2 liter plastic bottle) with the older children and youth you can place recyclable items on a table and challenge them to make something useful. You might be pleasantly surprised with what they create.
A good recycling game (usually good for introductions/crowd breakers) is to pass a 2 liter bottle around and each person has to share with the group what they could use the bottle for (i.e. "I like to camp, so I could use this as a water bottle," "I like to play baseball, I could use this as a bat," "I like to wear hats, I could cut the top off and wear this as a hat"). We did this at a retreat at our camp and we finally had to make the group stop, once they began thinking of ideas from the silly to the sublime, they were full of ideas.