From the Glitter Walk Founder...
Setting: The beach, with our containers, huge gloves, and toy fishing nets.. Maryjane in her sparkly, light-up shoes because she never leaves home without them on her feet (except for school) and Nora in her ballet tutu because that is all she wears.
Maryjane: What ARE those? They are everywhere!
Me: Those are called cigarettes.
Maryjane: Cigarettes? What are they for?
Me: Um, people put them in their mouths and suck on one end. Those are the leftovers on the ground.
Maryjane: People suck on them!? Actually menactually!?
Me: Yep, actually menactually.
Maryjane: I can’t imagine that. Are they garbage?
Me: Definitely garbage, and not good for the birds and fish so let’s put them in our containers and throw them away.
Maryjane: Ok! And I don’t think I’ll ever want to suck on the end of one of those things.
Me: I think that is a good choice.
Oh, the endless possible good habit messages available when picking up trash together with your children!