With the weather brightening up this week, we don’t want to make you dwell on the horrible rain that seems to be in the rearview mirror. However, it really is for a good reason. Save The Children are encouraging nurseries, families and schools to take part in Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk to raise money for the amazing charity.
The idea behind the event is to get children out and about – splashing in puddles this Spring between the 23rd and the 29th of April.
Tagtiv8 LOVE this idea as it gets children active during school and nursery hours for a great cause.
Over 160,000 children across the country took part in the Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk last year. We’re betting that the teachers and parents who also joined in on the walk loved the nostalgia of the activity, not to mention getting the children (and themselves) active in the most sedentary part of the day as well.
What happens if there are no puddles?
No need to worry if there are no puddles to jump in. We have been quite fortunate this week – in that we’ve not seen any! However, with the predictable April showers, we’re betting that there will be at least a few while the activity is taking place. Yet, if there really are no puddles to splash in, Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk can be improvised in the classroom.
Make your own puddles!
You can make puddles from coloured paper and improvise in the comfort of the classroom. Simply cut out puddle shapes from the paper and play a hopscotch kind of game. Jumping around is a great exercise for children and a fun way to get active learning into the day and into the classroom.
You could combine Peppa Pig’s Puddle Walk with active learning and make it into a fun Maths or English lesson. Perhaps you could write numbers or letters on the ‘puddles’ and ask children to jump from puddle to puddle to create a sum or a word? If you do this in class, you are also combining a creative art lesson too! If this doesn’t tick all boxes for a fun, creative and active learning lesson, we don’t know what does.
If you are already a Tagtiv8 school and already have our exciting resources, then why not incorporate Peppa Pig’s Puddle Walk with one of our many EYFS Active Learning Games? We know that our ‘Walk the Dog’ game fits in wonderfully with outdoor learning.
Not planning on doing the Peppa Pig’s Puddle Walk in school hours?
Don’t worry, you can sign up as a family and still take part. There are great ways of raising money for Save The Children and you can get sponsored as a family to take part. It’s a great excuse to get out with the family, get active and raise money for a great cause.
Get singing with the family – or whoever you’re taking with you on the walk – with this great Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle walk song…
There are also loads of great ways to get moving on the Move With Peppa Pig website. You can find great way to enrich children’s learning and encourage them to be more active – something in which the team at Tagtiv8 fully believe.
You can find more information on the Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk here.
If you would like to find out more about active learning too, just reach out! We would love to hear if you have taken part in the Muddy Puddle Walk – indoors or outdoors – with your school or with your family.
Happy splashing everyone!