Water

Videos

For Teachers:

For Students:

  • The Water Song – A Sing-a-long video that promotes water for small children.
  • Hydration Nation – Water hydration song for older elementary students.

Worksheets and Games

  • Water Word Search – Looking for a quick, quiet activity for students during transition time? Try this water focused word search!
  • Sugar Shuffle Board Game – Working alone or in groups, challenge your students to guess how much sugar is in many common sugary beverages.
  • Water Cycle – Integrate the importance of drinking water during your science lessons on the water cycle. One simple water cycle handout example can be found here.

Additional Classroom Activities:

Make Your Own Video!

Kids can create and preform short commercials about the benefits of drinking water. This guide includes step by step instructions for your classroom activity!

Printable-Water-Tracker

Encourage your students to track how much water they are drinking every day for 1 week. Chart, track and check how well the class does at reaching their water drinking goals!

Conduct a Water Taste Test.

Prepare a blind taste test of various forms of water, including ice water, tap water, water with cucumber/lime/orange. Prepare one small cup of each for every student to sample. Label each choice with the letter A, B, C etc. Have students vote on their favorite form of water!

Observe a Thirsty Houseplant!

Watch how quickly the benefits of water impact the way a plant lives by following the steps below:

  • Use a houseplant to visually demonstrate dehydration
  • Allow a plant to dry and wilt, discuss what the plant’s appearance tells us about its health
  • How do the plant leaves change  when the plant is watered?
  • Plants with thin leaves will wilt more quickly than succulents or plants with thick, waxy leaves