How kids can save water

01 July, 2022

how to save water
It is always important to save water, but especially here in Australia – a country prone to drought and extremely dry weather. ‘Think global, act local’ and implement these water-saving strategies to make your home more eco-conscious.

Ways to teach kids about water conservation
It’s never too early to teach your children about water conservation – it really is a lifelong skill. The good news is it can be a lot of fun! From going to the aquarium to learn all about water (like the difference between fresh and salt water, for example, and the animals that live in it) to showing them how to reuse water at home, there are so many learning opportunities to be found if you get creative.

Why not collect excess water from their showers and use it for a water balloon fight on the weekend, or to water the flower garden? You can also find plenty of books that teach ways to save water for kids – we love this round up.


Simple ways kids can save water
There are so many ways your family can save water on a day-to-day basis. From turning off the tap while they brush their teeth to taking faster showers (and fewer baths), teach your children that the bathroom is a great place to focus on their water conservation.

In the kitchen, have the children wash fruit in bowls rather than under the tap, and set aside a special cup that’s just for water so it doesn’t need to be washed as frequently. Make sure you point out the importance of collecting rainwater to water plants with, and act quickly when you find a faulty tap or a leaking pipe.

These are just a few of many examples of how to save water for kids.


Tips for parents
As with most things, water conservation is all about setting a good example. Practice good water-saving strategies on a day-to-day basis so that your children will follow your lead.

Motivate them to save water themselves with a rewards system and lots of positive reinforcement. Why not ask your friends or your child’s teacher to share their save water project for kids?

Check out this resource from the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency for save water posters for kids and activity sheets. We also love this list of 100 water-saving tips!


Saving water is just one way we can live a more sustainable life. Why not try one of our other daily sustainability practices?

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