This brief document outlines the steps to take before, during, and after the Challenge.
Healthy hydration is an ally of success!
Since 2017, the Tchin-tchin Challenge allows the celebration of water during the third week of March on the occasion of Canada Water Week and World Water Day.
What is the tchin-tchin Challenge
The Tchin-tchin Challenge is an awareness raising activity that encourages elementary school students to drink water during school lunches. It aims to promote water as the best drink for hydration and caring for one’s health, while having fun at the same time. In March 2022, 481 schools and over 115 700 students participated in the Tchin-tchin Challenge!
From March 20 to 24, 2023, let's all raise our glasses and water bottles to toast to healthy hydration!
Discover how to participate in the Hall of Fame by visiting the Participants' Zone!
École de la Primerose
École des jeunes du monde
École Michelangelo International
The essentials for a successful challenge!
Start the Challenge on the right foot with these essentials which will help you promote water successfully. Simply click on the desired item or download all of them so you do not miss out!
This handbook explains the winning conditions to promote children's healthy hydration habits.
Healthy Hydration Activity Kit
The Active Water Games Activity Kit offer a variety of fun and educational activities!
Active Water Games Activity Kit
NEW ACTIVITY! This activity kit proposes a variety of fun and educational activities on the theme of water.
Resources for Challenge managers
Here are a few documents customizable for parents and school personnel to explain the tchin-tchin Challenge. Moreover, certificates are available for you to congratulate the participants! Simply click on the desired item to download it or get them all at once by clicking the button below.
Certificates for students
Cheerfully celebrate your student's participation in the Challenge with this customizable certificate.
Certificate for school
Cheerfully celebrate your school's participation in the Challenge with this certificate.
Memo for parents
This memo encourages parents' involvement and offers ideas to continue the Challenge at home.
Letters for parents
This customizable letter explains the Challenge to parents and encourages them to participate in water promotion.
Letter for school principal
This letter template explains the Challenge to your school principal.
Letter for parents of walkers
This customizable letter explains the Challenge to parents of walkers and encourages them to participate in water promotion.
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Additional Activities for kids
This section groups additional activities for kids to enjoy the tchin-tchin challenge or all year long. Click on the activity to learn more or download them all for even more fun!
Promote healthy hydration among your students with this fun and educational kit! (french only)
Designed for the 1st cycle of elementary school, discover this obstacle course activity that includes a teaching period on the importance of water consumption (french only).
With your Cycle 2 and 3 elementary students, create a circuit of yoga positions with a questionnaire to complete to learn the principles of healthy hydration (french only).
Encourage parents to make water the preferred drink at home!
Make your school shine
Did you take the Tchin-tchin Challenge? Let your school shine in your community!
Here is contact information for some local newspapers.
After the Challenge, the handbook has many activity ideas to keep the Challenge alive throughout the school year!
Visit our participant zone to find out which school won last year's challenge!