How Much Water Does Your Family Drink?

Water is just fine, thanks: Serve water or milk instead of soda.

Print or create a water tracking chart for your family. Pick out a cup or water bottle that you enjoy using and determine the number of cups or ounces that it holds. Draw a row of cups/bottles to represent 8 ounces (1 cup) and check them off or color them in as you drink. It could look something like the chart displayed below.

If you haven’t had a drink after about an hour (or less if playing outside in the heat), take a water break in the shade. By the time you feel thirsty, you may already be dehydrated, so it’s important to consume water throughout the day. Make water bottles more fun and exciting to drink out of by adding stickers!

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