Water conservation is very important as it is an infinite resource that we all rely on. Learn about the 3 P's - the only things that can be flushed down the toilet and about other ways to help conserve water.
This Eco-focus can be run any time but may fit in well in November with World Toilet Day to acknowledge those who do not have access to sanitation and also ensure we take care of our sanitation systems.
Early Years Learning Framework
2.1 - Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities
4.1 - Children develop dispositions for learning
5.1 - Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
5. Ongoing learning and reflective practice
2. Responsiveness to children
CHALLENGE: 3 P'S CHALLENGE
Projector screen to show video
Printed our game cards
30 minutes for Step 1 and Step 2
Up to 1 hour class session for Step 3
HOW IT WORKS
Show your children this great video about the 3 P's, the only items that should be flushed down the toilet: poo, pee and toilet paper.
Play the 'To Flush or Not To Flush" game with your class! This game is flexible but basically involves the teacher holding up household items or items that frequently get flushed down the toilet. Children can then guess if they can or cannot flush the items and why.
You can use items around your classroom or bring in some items from home!
Or you can download these game cards and hold those up instead. The children can have the option to place the cards into the toilet or the rubbish bin.
It is important to get children to understand why the 3 p's can only be flushed down the toilet.
Join our 3 p's song challenge! Together with your centre, create a short song (1 - 2 verses and a chorus) and/or a music video (1 - 2 minutes) about the 3 p's and using toilet systems wisely.
Submit your song recording, music video or even the lyrics below and go in the draw to win a special prize!
ACTIVITIES ABOUT WATER CONSERVATION
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY
This year (2021), 0utdoor Classroom Day is on 20th May!
Outdoor Classroom Day is all about teaching children in environments other than inside!
Taking children outside improves their wellbeing, engages them with nature, creates a fun and safe learning environment and more. You can sign-up your centre to take part in this day through the website.
The Outdoor Classroom Day website also provides many resources that can help educators to make the most of outdoor learning.