World Water Day 2018 is upon us (March 22nd) and there is no better time to talk to your kids about the importance of water, not just for kids health, but for all areas of life.
Water is one of our most important natural resources. People, plants and animals all rely on water to survive. And our bodies are made up of 60% water! Simple facts like these make learning all about water fun for kids.
Gululu interactive water bottle, has complied 5 fun ways to teach your kids about the value of water in an interactive way.
I SPY WATER GAME:
Take a walk around the park and play a simple game of I-spy, search for things that rely on water to survive. Bonus if your kids get thirsty on the walk- we need water to survive too!
WATER PIPE PLAY:
Explore where water comes from by collecting rain water in a bucket or visiting a river or stream. Discuss how the water gets into your home by showing your kids a pipe system (simple pvc pipes will do). Kids will love playing with the water and the pipes!
ICKY DIRTY WATER DEMONSTARTION:
Did you know that 1 in 9 people don't have access to safe water? Help your kids understand that access to clean water isn't easy for everyone. Use food color to teach kids about contaminants and watch them spread in the water. At the end add in dirt and see if anyone volunteers to take a swig, explaining that unclean water is not safe. You can also ask your kids to take out the dirt and colors. This is a great visual aide to see that pollution cannot be undone.
Did you know that over 50% of all children are under-hydrated?
Conduct a small experiment with two plants to show your kids what happens to a plant that is "dehydrated". It easy to see that a wilted plant does not have the energy to grow and we are the same way!
ONE BUCKET OF WATER GAME:
Conserving water can be fun at any age! Fill up a large bucket with water before your kids are awake and have them do their morning routine (i.e, make breakfast, brush teeth, comb hair, wash hands, etc) using water from the bucket. Every time they need water for part of their routine, have them get a scoop and scoop out as much as they need. The water goes very quickly! Make it a game and see who can use the least amount.
Teaching kids about water can be simple and effective, and World Water Day is a great day to start. Plus, you don't have to do all the teaching, Ninji, Sansa and Purpie the Gululu pets, are great visual aids showing kids that drinking water is fun and necessary to have energy and thrive!
What can you do to make a difference on World Water Day?
Maybe it's as simple as purchasing a Gululu interactive water bottle for your child or as a gift; your purchase of Gululu provides clean drinking water for life to a child in a developing country.