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Cavity Free Kids Teaching Tip #3

Juice is full of cavity-causing sugar, so provide only water between meals especially before naptime. Use this song to encourage children to drink water.

This song can also be used as a circle time transition song. Children move to the next activity when their names are called.

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Let’s Drink Water!

To the tune of “All the Fish Are Swimming in the Water.”

Demonstrate drinking water as you sing the song, encourage children to demonstrate as well. Pretend to pour water between verses or use real water.

[Child’s name] and [Child’s name] are drinking up the water,
drinking up the water, drinking up the water.

[Child’s name] and [Child’s name] are drinking up the water, gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp,

Ahhhhh!

Let’s pour some more! Pour more water.

Repeat until all children have been named.

All the little children are drinking up the water, drinking up the water, drinking up the water.

All the little children are drinking up the water, gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp, Ahhhhh!

There! We drank up all the water…let’s go play!

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