Clean Water, Games

Household water and how to save it

The water in our households is something obvious. We unscrew the tap and there it is. However, do your children know how to save it? This game will help to show children why saving water is important for our environment.


  • playing equipment (CD / MP3 player, PC, speakers …);
  • picture card;
  • recording with water sound.


The teacher divides the children into groups of 3-6, and gives each group cards with pictures of housing activities using water. The children will place the cards in front of them, while the teacher plays the sounds of these activities. The children will guess what the activity is and raise the appropriate cards to show it.

Zadaniem dzieci jest zgadnąć, która czynność z obrazków pasuje do słyszanych dźwięków.

List of activities – picture cards:

  • toothbrushing
  • sound of dishwasher
  • washing dishes in the sink
  • toilet flushing
  • swimming in the pool
  • watering or sprinkling the lawn
  • showering
  • the sound of a dripping tap


After that, the teacher repeats all the activities again, allowing the children to think about how they can save the water.

Observations and conclusions

  • Always stop the water while brushing your teeth.
  • The dishwasher saves water.
  • Let’s get a toilet that has a big and a small splash. Water consumption is 3 litres for a small flush and5-6 litres for a large flush.
  • A shower for normal washing is enough, there is no need to bathe in the bath every day.
  • Showering consumes about 40 litres of water, bathing in the bath about 165 litres.
  • Water is drained from the dripping taps into the channel unnecessarily.
  • Do we really need to fill the swimming pool in the summer when there are drought and lack of water allaround? Can we cool down otherwise? Sprinkle with a garden hose, go to the city swimming pool.
  • When the lawn is not cut to “hedgehog”, it does not dry up so much and does not need to water.
  • Drinking water is largely obtained by purification of water from dam reservoirs or less often pumped from underground boreholes. If it is dry, the water decreases. We save water and, where possible, use service water instead of drinking water.