Want to Conserve Water and Still Have Fun? Here are Some Tips
During the summer months, it’s crucial that saving water rates high on your list of priorities. This time of year calls for hot weather and infrequent rain.
When this is combined with excess sunshine, evaporation levels reach their peak. As a parent, you want your child to get outside and play comfortably, and during the summer, this usually involves the use of water.
If you’re looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the summer while educating your child on water conservation, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to help you do your part.
Conserve Water and Have Fun with an Educational Game
Children are like sponges, meaning that any engaging play that acts to teach them a valuable lesson is ideal.
A great water conservation game is Bingo. Create a Bingo card and fill it up with water-saving activities within each box, such as:
- Turning off the water while your child brushes their teeth
- Try to keep their shower under 5 minutes
Challenge your kids to fill up these bingo cards as fast as they can. Whichever child fills up their card the fastest can receive an enticing prize, such as a week off from chores, or getting to choose the family movie-night film for two weeks in a row. Make water conservation fun, as well as a part of their daily routine.
Summer Play with Water Hoses and Sprinklers
Running through the sprinkler or getting hosed-down are great ways to keep cool and have fun during the summer.
However, these activities tend to use up more water than we realize, especially when the hoses and sprinklers we use are inefficient.
If you do need to use water hoses or sprinklers to cool off or complete outdoor chores like watering a garden, make sure you switch to high-efficiency hose nozzles and timed-sprinklers.
Fun Outdoor Water Activities
You want to make sure that your child gets the most out of summer. Here are some fun water-based outdoor activities that your child is sure to enjoy:
- Get your child to help you wash your car
- Play in the rain. There is nothing better than a natural sprinkler
- Save rainwater to make water balloons, or to clean toys with all-natural soap
Summer is a great opportunity to sit down with your child and help them understand the importance of water conservation in all that they do.
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