Basic Activity Info
- Large Group
- Medium Group
- Small Group
- Classroom (small indoor space)
- Gymnasium (large indoor space)
- Outdoor - Field
- Outdoor - Playground
Discuss the importance of water, have the participants demonstrate their knowledge on the importance of water and have the participants drink a bottle of water during this activity.
Bottle of water or one’s own water bottle for each participant
Blank label for each participant
All participants will have a bottle of water or their own water bottle filled with water and a blank label.
- Leader asks “What is the importance of water?”
- Have a brief discussion on the importance of water and how it keeps us refreshed, energized, helps us function in everyday tasks etc...
- Each participant prints “WATER” vertically on the left hand of their blank label.
- Beside each letter they print a word that starts with the letter that describes the benefit of water and staying hydrated, or how not drinking enough water can effect and affect a person, when you should drink more water... (example: E-xercising, T-ired, R-efreshing)
- The label is taped on the bottle of water or water bottle.
- Participants then walk at random around the room and when the leader says "Hydrate!" the participants get into pairs, take a drink of their water and share the words they have printed on their label.
- The idea is for all participants to have finished their water, or most of it, by the end of the activity.
If water is spilled on the ground, be sure to clean it up.
Participants could work in pairs to complete the blank label, but they will all have their own bottle of water.
Divide the group into 5 groups, by giving them a label with only one of the letters on it, such as "W". Participants will only have to write down a word for that letter. Then the participants will have to find other participants with the rest of the letters for "Water" and then share their words as a "Water" group.
Take the words up as a group, and if someone says a word that one or more participants have, they need to take a drink of their water.
Have another participant assist those who are blind or visually impaired with printing.
Do not rush or pressure participants with cognitive limitations to come up with a word beginning with a letter describing the benefits of drinking water. Provide encouragement and additional support to the degree that is necessary.
Alf Grigg, Seneca College