Kiki Kiwi & Friends Litter Less Programme

Our Kiki Kiwi & Friends Litter Less Programme is for Year 1 to Year 7 students and aims to educate children about the importance of putting their rubbish in the bin.

The programme centres around the storybook Kiki Kiwi & Friends – The Travelling Trash, and includes comprehensive lesson plans, interactive worksheets and lots of resources that educate students on the impact litter has on our environment and teaches them the importance of ‘Doing The Right Thing’.

This programme has been developed in line with the New Zealand school curriculum and in 2018 every primary school in New Zealand received a copy of the programme.

The Kiki Kiwi Litter Less Programme is split in to three themes, six inquiry questions and delivered over 12 lessons as outlined below:

Theme 1: Defining litter

  • Inquiry question 1: What is litter?
  • Inquiry question 2: How and why do people litter?

Theme 2: Understanding litter

  • Inquiry question 3: How does litter move, and where to?
  • Inquiry question 4: How does litter break down?
  • Inquiry question 5: What does litter look like in our school community?

Theme 3: Actioning

  • Inquiry question 6: How do we create a litter-free school?

The programme has been created for teachers who teach students aged from 5 to 11-year olds. We have aligned it to the New Zealand curriculum for each of the above year levels across the below subjects:

  • Health and PE- Healthy Communities and Environments
  • English-Ideas Language Features
  • Science – Living World
  • Science – Real World
  • Mathematics – Statistics
  • Mathematics – Geometry and Measurement