(Closed) Fun ways to make kids drink water

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@takemyhand:  Hi! I’m from Switzerland and here it is terribly hot as well!! What about using fun glasses (with colours, pics,…) to serve the water or let them drink with straws? Children usually love drinking with straws. Otherwise you could add some elder flowers syrup, it tastes great and it’s not too sweet. My sister does this with his 3-year old kid and it works.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@takemyhand:  How about you give stickers to the kids who bring water bottles and drink throughout the day? That might motivate them…just an idea that might make it a habit later on 🙂

 

You are such a caring teacher. No one cared how much water I drank when I was in pre-school lol. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@sasi:  I like the straw and colored cup idea. Do they still make crazy straws I wonder? (Because that would have totally done it for me!) 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Irish Terrier:  I think so. You usually find them where they sell birhtday parties items or things like that, at least in my country.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Irish Terrier:  I think so. You usually find them where they sell birhtday parties items or things like that, at least in my country.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The fun cups is a great idea. Also, have water available at all times for them, so when they are thirsty they can help themselves. Every 30 minutes or so, have a “Time for water!” routine, where you guys can jump to the cups for a several gulps, or something else fun to do before you drink it. It makes the whole “drinking water” thing exciting.

It’s kind of sad that kids don’t drink water these days! My son loves “fresh” water (his words).

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I was a nanny to a 4 year old and she hated water. Everyday we picked a color and added that color food coloring to thw water. We also came up with water sayings and how yummy it was. She loved saying “ahhhh re-fresh-inggggggg” after taking a sip! 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@takemyhand:  who can refuse a crazy straw.  i still buy only bendy straws for myself.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You can also do colored or koolaid (or some other kind of juice) Ice cubes! I wont drink warm water so this can be a way to keep the water cold and be something fun!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@MsPanda:  Oh I like that idea! Colored ice cubes and then they will melt into the water. Fun!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@miss. eire:  Yes I do this with my little ones now! They love it I dont do the Koolaid ones often because of how sugary it is  but it they think it is a fun surprise when i do. but We always have colored icecubes! We also do shapes too like these

But that would be a little much for a whole classroom of kids… They are not that cheap…

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My daughter is 2 and what I do is put frozen fruit in her water bottle.  She thinks it’s a special treat, and the fruit gives it a little bit of flavor.

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