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 hose pipe, only a bucket, and that you are only allowed to water your garden after 6pm.
There are 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 to 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.
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, bath 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!
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!