How to get your kids to drink more H20

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posted on March 12, 2012 by  |  posted under Fun With Kids

how to get your kids to drink more water

“Mom, can I have Orange Juice, milk, apple juice, Capri sun, or Kool- aid?”  Ask my kids.

“How about pure, fresh, clean, refreshing water?” I reply with a wonderful smile on my face.

“How about chocolate milk?”  They reply.

This is the never ending conversation during the warm summer months at our house!

Most kids know that water is pure, fresh and healthy, but how do you convince them that it is good?   how to get your kids to drink more water

They’ve got fun squishy colorful bottles of liquid sugar screaming for their attention at every soccer game, grocery store and…grandma’s house!

So high fructose corn syrup…we are going to take you down and win the battle to increase our water intake!

Yeah! for water.

Yeah! for ice.

Yeah! for making drinking water fun.

By starting with the boring cup it’s in.

how to get your kids to drink more water

I ran to the dollar store and went to their wedding section.  They had a 5 pack of elevated water cups for…a buck! Plastic!  They had champagne glasses and wine glasses, but I’m dealing with young kids.  The taller the glass the more likely it will get spilled.

how to get your kids to drink more water

I also grabbed some foam shapes.  My daughter was with me and she wanted the flowers.  It’s a good thing my boy is only 2 and doesn’t care, but they had some fun soccer balls and some squares so you could make your own shape.

how to get your kids to drink more water

Fold in half and cut about 1.5 inches

how to get your kids to drink more water

Fold the other way and cut another 1.5 inches

how to get your kids to drink more water

It should look similar to this…

how to get your kid to drink more water

Insert the bottom of the plastic cup into the slits

how to get your kids to drink more water

Decorate.  I even made one for me:)   MOM=WOW!

how to get your kid to drink more water

My little guy is trying to get the cup into the flower.  He is trying so hard!  He just woke up from a nap so he has total bed head, but it was fun to watch him think and solve the problem of  getting the cup into the slits!

Tada! how to get your kids to drink more water Take that…fancy drink pouches.

“This looks funner to drink out of .”  Direct quote from my 5 year old!

how to get your kid to drink more water

Here is the proof that it worked from a toddler who will never drink water…ever!

My 10 year old is convinced that the water does taste ‘sweeter’ out of these glasses!

Yeah for warm weather and yea for getting my kids to drink more water!

And if your kids are juice lovers, here is another fun idea for dressing up some juice boxes! It’s super easy to do but has a big impact!

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How to get your kids to drink more H20

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  1. March 12th, 2012 at 7:44 am
    Shelley says:
    I love how easy this is!!! I could whip this together in 2 minutes before dinner. My type of craft. :) The kids will love it.
  2. March 12th, 2012 at 9:20 am
    Jamie says:
    what a great idea. thanks for sharing it I'm going to pin it as well :)
  3. March 12th, 2012 at 9:29 am
    Bobbi says:
    Brilliant! Even my 11 year old said "Hey, let's do that!" Score!
  4. March 12th, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    Andrea says:
    Those are great! It is also a good way to help them not dirty so many cups this summer. I have tried rubber bands on the cups and tape for their names.

    I also love that your little one is drinking out of the one that says MOM. That's how it goes. Mom's always tastes better too :)
  5. March 12th, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Annalea says:
    Awesome! I would totally pin this, except that I just learned what all of Pinterest's TOS says, and I'm boycotting them. :o(. Great idea!
  6. March 13th, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Alison says:
    What a fantastic idea! I can always use ideas for encouraging my son to drink more water!
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