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Community resources

Learn all about how to save water in your home and community, how the water cycle works, how water gets to your taps and how important water is for your health.

Have fun with our water themed activities! Complete our family and household challenges to learn even more!

We'd love to see what you create and how you get involved in National Water Week. Simply share your completed activities, artworks or experiments, either by scanning or taking a photo, and send to education@gww.com.au. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Theme: Traditional Owners - Connection to Land and Water

This activity is available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Water art: Draw, use collage or any other medium to create an art piece representing water in various parts of the landscape.

Theme: Water at Home

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Family short showers competition: Investigate and discuss with your family how many litres of water are used for an average two-minute shower. Discuss setting an alarm on your watch/iPad/phone while you have a shower and try to stick to the time limit. Have a competition in your family - who can take short showers all week?
  • Sign up for WaterAid Walk for Water to make a difference to communities around the world.

Theme: Water in the backyard and the environment

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Protecting our Waterways: Discuss with your family the importance of making sure we keep our waterways clean. Make a poster together as a family to put in your front window to remind people walking past not to drop rubbish/to pick up rubbish when they go on their daily walk. OR make a family agreement to take tongs and a bag to pick up at least 3 pieces of litter each when you go for a walk or visit your local park. Keep a tally of how much you collect during the week. Maybe the family member who picks up the most rubbish gets to choose a special dessert one night!
  • Butterflies and Bees - LIVE Bee and Butterfly encounter. View video here.


Theme: Water for Health

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Family Healthiest Drinks Competition: Complete our Family Healthiest Drinks Competition to see which family member drinks the healthiest drinks over one week. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET(417KB).
  • Water mindfulness colouring: Take some deep breaths, find somewhere relaxing to sit, and use your favourite textas or pencils to complete our mindfulness colouring activity. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET.

Theme: Water in the Community

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Discuss with the people you live with the positives, negatives and any improvements you can make to your water usage, with the aim of reaching Target 155!
  • Birdlife Australia – Join Dr Holly Parson from Birdlife Australia and explore with the wonderful world of birds. Register here.

Theme: Exploring local waterways and parks with your family!

Spend some time over the weekend enjoying your local waterways and natural environment, having fun with water and making some family goals to become more waterwise and sustainable at home!

Enjoy these activities and resources with your friends, family and community.