Summer is finally here, and it's time to enjoy all the fun it has to offer.
However, it's important to remember that the hot temperatures, lengthy sunlit hours, and infrequent rain cause excessive water evaporation, which could lead to droughts of our most precious resource: water.
Teaching Your Family About Water Conservation While Having Fun
As a parent, involving your child in important discussions surrounding water conservation may not always be easy.
If you're seeking ways to help your child understand why we need to save water, but still play outside comfortably, we've put together a list of tips and tricks to help you do just that.
Children thrive on engaging, educational play. So why not turn the valuable lesson of water conservation into a fun game?
Water Conservation Themed Bingo
Water conservation-themed Bingo is a great option. Create a Bingo card with your child that's filled with water-saving activities that they need to complete, such as keeping their showers under 5 minutes.
Giving your kids a challenge like this makes water conservation fun and engaging. Whichever child fills up their card the quickest will receive a gift or special allowance, like getting one full week off of chores or choosing the next movie for your family movie night.
Running through the Sprinklers? Invest in an Efficient Sprinkler System
Is a child's summer really complete without at least one run through a sprinkler on a hot day? Hose and sprinkler play is a great way to stay cool and have fun in the summer months. However, these activities use up much more water than you may think.
If you need a hose or sprinkler outside to complete yard care or other outdoor chores, consider investing in a hose with a high-efficiency nozzle or a timed-sprinkler.
If you're looking for water-based activities for your child to enjoy this summer other than hose or sprinkler play, you're not short on options.
Here are just a few fun ways to enjoy the water and the sunshine with your child this year: