Teaching kids to save water is an important lesson, but you can still make it fun with our free printable poster.
We are experiencing a drought here in South Africa at the moment. It has not rained enough and our water supplies are getting very low. So much so that there have been water restrictions put in place, for example, you are not allowed to wash your car with a hosepipe, only a bucket, and you are only allowed to water your garden after 6 pm.
There is even talk about water “shedding”, where the water supply is cut off to areas certain time of the day. I have realized that we have to teach our children to save water, for them to understand the importance of not wasting this precious resource we need to survive!
I have asked Kelly from Kelly’s Classroom Online to design a poster about saving water. She has done an awesome job! The poster is easy to understand for even the youngest of children. I would like to get it distributed all over South Africa, and even further! This message of saving water needs to get to our children so that they can help us preserve their planet.
These are 6 golden rules to teach children(there are more one could add, but the fewer rules, the better kids will remember).
How to use this poster:
- Add some discussion to each rule and show the children physically what each rule means, if possible.
- Put up laminated posters in the bathrooms as a reminder when using the taps, baths and toilets.
- Use this poster as a game: print two copies and cut out each rule. Play a memory game by turning all the cards upside down and then look for matching pairs. Younger children can simply match the two “friends”.
This poster is free to download, you may print more copies for your schools, or homes. But please do not sell it, since it was donated and made freely available!
Download your copy from our Freebies page! Find it under the Earth Day category.
Saving water is a good habit we should teach our children, preserving our planet one drop at a time!
A big thanks to Kelly for designing the poster! Be sure to follow her on Facebook too!
Kelly from Kelly's Classroom says
Hi Nadia! Thank you for featuring the poster I created for you. I love the follow-up activity ideas you came up to go with it. Awesome ideas!
Nadia van Zyl says
Thanks so much for your hard work Kelly!