#TalkJustice: Clean Water Last week we talked Hunger. Clean water is another great justice topic to start with for kids. They understand thirst. Beyond, thirst we can teach them that unclean water makes people sick. We can talk about water scarcity and how that affects everyone on the planet.
Whenever we talk to our kids about justice issues we can be positive, because there are so many ways we can help! Even though the topics can be heavy, we can make a difference, and that’s something to be excited about. Help your family go deeper:
- Do we use more than our share of water?
- Imagine using unclean water for laundry, showers, drinking, cleaning dishes.
- What dangers might occur trying to transport clean water to your home? Might it make you vulnerable? Would you have time to attend school?
- Without water could anything survive?
- More and more people face water scarcity. How could that affect everyone on the planet?
- If you had to walk thirty minutes to get clean water, how would you use water differently?
Clean Water for Elirose: by Ariah Fine
A Long Walk to Water: by Linda Sue Parker
Ryan and Jimmy: by Herb Shoveller
One Well: by Rochelle Strauss
Mimi’s Village: by Katie Smith Milway
19 Ways to Take Action!
- Take the Can You Imagine quiz together from Ryan’s Well Foundation.
- Work through the 30 Ways to Conserve Water Worksheet from Ryan’s Well Foundation.
- Participate in World Water Day March 22
- Watch the video Water is our World.
- Give a Birthday Gift of water through Water.org
- Watch numerous video from Water.org on their YouTube Channel
- Use Water.org curriculum PDFs in the home and classroom.
- Use the Water Project Lesson Plans for home or classroom.
- Challenge your family to take the Water Challenge.
- Downloadable Kids Activity Booklets from Project Wet Water Education
- Use the H2O for Life STEM guide
- Try the National Geographic Water Footprint Calculator together.
- Download a Prayer for Water Guide from Living Water International.
- 100 Ways to Use Your Water Wisely.
- Use the study guide Water Flows in Niger with World Renew for older children.
- Watch the Story of Bottle Water from the Story of Stuff.
- Watch What Clean Water means for Lusiya.
- View the Story of Water Photo Galleries from Blue Planet
- Learn more about Water Scarcity from The World Wildlife Federation
A Clean Water Twitter List to Follow.
Follow our About Proximity #TalkJustice Pinterest Board.
Introducing #TalkJustice Summer Serve Play Groups! Come over to our Facebook Event Page to learn more. We will be exploring topics and making a difference in community, using a series of books donated to us from CitizenKid. Hosted by About Proximity (that’s me) and my Mom, a public school family advocate for two decades.
I LOVE to hear from you! Did you try any hunger or clean water activities? What conversations came up in your family?
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