This fruit flavored water is easy to make and it's a hit with the kids. Stay hydrated!

As the weather heats up, the kids will be heading outside and sweating up a storm! While sweat keeps the body cool, all that water loss can bum a body out. It’s important for us to stay up on our H20. When we’re properly hydrated:

Of course all of these things are essential for getting the most out of playtime! But before the kids reach for a sugary drink that can further dehydrate them, try this experiment. It’s a fun way to make sure everyone stays properly hydrated and ready to play.

How to Make Fruit Flavored Water

For this experiment, you’ll need a variety of fresh fruit, filtered water, and a few containers. Mason jars, pitchers, or recycled plastic water bottles will do.

  1. Start by washing fruit. Then peel or cut fruit as needed.
  2. Place some fruit in the bottom of a glass and fill it with water.
  3. Let the fruit sit for one to two hours at room temperature or for up to four hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Drink up!

hydration is cool

A Few Notes Before You Go

  • Experiment with flavor! Try placing a few different fruits together in a jar before filling it with water.
You’ll want to remove the fruit from the water if you’re not drinking it right away. If not, the fruit can begin decompose. And while I suppose that’s an experiment too, it makes for pretty yucky drinking water.
  • Be sure to refrigerate any left over fruit-flavored water.

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About Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper is the blogger behind, an online resource for creative families.  Her favorite past times include: dancing around her living room, watching the Pink Panther with her kids and daydreaming. She lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband, photographer Dave Cooper, and two children. 

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