Water is very important for our bodies. It’s used to keep us cool, digest our food and to get rid of our wastes.

We lose water when we sweat, breathe or go to the toilet, and if it’s not replaced we can get dehydrated.

Dehydration can cause:

  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration
  • Tiredness
  • Dry mouth
  • Cracked lips

So how much should I drink?

Younger than 8yrs = 4-6 glasses per day

Older than 8yrs = 6-8 glasses per day


If you’re playing sports or doing exercise and really breaking a sweat, you’ll need to drink even more water to replace what you’ve lost. Make sure you drink water before, during and after you play.



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Fun activity:

Can you find all the water words in this find-a-word?