Monday, 30 September 2013

Messy Play with Persil NZ - (A Sponsored Post)

Do you ever wish you could go back to being a kid for a day? Care free, fun loving without all the serious ‘adult-ness’ of life? I know I do. Perhaps this is why I enjoyed this video from Persil showing some of the All Blacks being big kids by painting blindfolded.

I love doing crafts and messy play with my kids, but I have to confess that sometimes I get caught up thinking about the ‘mess’ rather than the fun and my boring adult-ness seems to come through.
Although I try and teach my kids to look after their things, I don’t want them to be materialistic. I’d rather them value people and memories over things any day.

So I want them to learn by experience, touching and being creative – and perhaps it wouldn’t hurt me to forget my stuffy adult-ness and get down and get involved too. To feel the squelch of mud between my toes and do a finger painting. One of my favourite memories as a kid was playing ‘ewwy gooey’ in the backyard – basically Mum would give us whatever old ingredients she had in the cupboard and we would make crazy concoctions. Such fun!

So, when I was given this opportunity to work with Persil on this campaign, I was initially disappointed that they didn’t send me an All Black; but instead I decided to take a look back at some of the messy and creative memories I’ve helped create with my kids.

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Is it just me or does mess seem to be proportionate to fun for kids?

The great thing about having a good washing powder/ detergent like Persil, the only permanent reminders will be in the photos not on the clothes.

What’s your favourite messy/fun activity?

Jen x

This is a sponsored post but opinions are my own.

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