At one of my first posts on this platform I used the words that friends and colleagues had written down after the question «What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear/read the word water or drink water?» to write a poem.
I gave a small questionnaire to twenty 12-year-olds of a foreign languages institute. The first question was the same and children for once more proved to be extremely creative with a colourful imagination.
The most popular answers were «heaven» (20%), «waterfall» (10%) and «sea» (10%). It seems that many of the children obviously relate water to nature. I also got «river». «River» and all other answers appeared just once, that is a 5% for each one of those, on a percentage scale. I got answers corresponding to more vague situations or states, like «thirst», «relaxed», «clearness» and «coolness». Some kids were more practical and precise, giving words as «bottle», «a glass of water», «ice». My favourite ones and more unique were «bath» and «submarine»!
10% didn´t answer that question.