On today our family’s first day of Spring Break and Holy Thursday, this Catholic mom has a confession:
I really like to keep the kitchen clean, and so it is not often that I allow my kids to turn my, I mean, OUR kitchen into a science lab for their curiosity.
It’s ridiculous, when so many other mothers worldwide cannot even provide clean drinking water for their own children, let alone be persnickety about countertops.
So in the spirit of remembering what really matters, I am allowing my kids to use our kitchen for a great cause.
We experienced first-hand a revolutionary way in which water is purified for families in developing countries. P&G Purifier of Water Packets have changed the lives of millions of children who do not have easy access to clean water. This essential innovation is part of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) which has provided more than 9 billion liters of clean drinking water, helping to improve the health, education and economic opportunities for those who need it most.
We tried the P&G Purifier of Water packets right in our kitchen, and when Charlie, Eve and Alice saw with their own eyes that we had to intentionally “dirty” water in order to recreate the impure water that families worldwide have to drink, the gravity of the situation was made clear to them. Then they used the packets to purify the dirtied water and then even drank the purified water, experiencing firsthand how this innovation helps children who live elsewhere.
I recommend the P&G Purifier of Water packets as an important social good and science learning activity to share with your kids this spring break. The packets cost under $10 (including shipping.) Not only will your kids “get” the clean water drinking crisis, but with the purchase of each P&G Purifier of Water packet 3 months’ worth of clean drinking water is provided to a child in a developing country.*
My children and I also watched together this enlightening video that made the drinking water crisis real, and the effort rectify it provided education and hope.
What do YOU think about this effort to bring clean water to children worldwide? How would YOU like to conduct this water purification experiment with your own kids for social good and science learning?
Leave a comment on this post and FIVE commenters will be randomly selected to receive their own purification prize packs in order to carry out your own social good learning at home!
Disclosure: I am participating in this campaign in partnership with P&G and The Motherhood.