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