DIY Infused Water Station

Playful Learning: DIY Infused Water Station

I have been spotting so many inspiring infused water and ice cube blog posts lately, that I decided to surprise the girls one morning with a DIY infused water station…

Playful Learning: DIY Infused Water Station

After purchasing these jars, these lids, and these straws—I set-up the following ingredients on our kitchen table in order to entice the girls…

  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Mint

Then the fun began… They really enjoyed creating their fruity, herbal concoctions. After they had come up with a variety of delicious combinations, we put the lids on the jars and let them sit overnight in the refrigerator—well, we may have tried a few sips…

Playful Learning: DIY Infused Water Station

Then the next day we had them with our lunch and they were ABSOLUTELY delicious! What I love most about making the infused waters in advance, in the little (8 oz)  jars with lids, is that they were ready and accessible for the next couple of days. We served them on playdates, during meals, and anytime we were thirsty throughout the day. They were as handy and delicious as juice boxes—without the added sugar. Yay!

More Infused Goodness…



With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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  1. What a great way for kids to learn that there are delicious AND healthy drinks! We love infused water at our house. I’ll have to let my kids experiment with their own combinations as you did…

  2. Wow! This sounds and looks soooo refreshing!!! We should try it!
    By the way – I LOVE(!!!) your new blog-design! It is soooooo beautiful! And the photos are beautiful, too! 

  3. Okay….Not completely related, but how do you do your lids?  I have a dog that keeps eating all the cups with lids, so I have been looking for ideas on how to put a lid and straw on a jelly jar.  I love this idea and can’t wait to try it.

  4. This is a fabulous idea! How did you get the holes in the lids? I can’t wait to try them. YUM! Thank you for sharing.

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