Did you know that April 1st was National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day? My little guy celebrated this past weekend when he discovered a puddle and decided to go full force into it. He doesn’t seem to mind the wet socks as much as I do. Since you already know Peppa Pig is one of my kids’ favorite shows, then you might guess where he got the idea to jump into puddles from. His favorite TV pig, Peppa, loves jumping in muddy puddles. There’s even a The Muddy Puddle Project, which is Peppa Pig’s chosen charity. Let me tell you more about it-
The Muddy Puddles Project is a fundraising platform for the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation, a certified 501(c)(3) that funds pediatric cancer research. The project was inspired by Ty, a little boy who loved Peppa Pig and dreamed of jumping in muddy puddles when his cancer was cured. Since his passing, The Muddy Puddles Project has grown by leaps and bounds with families all across the country joining the mission. To bring more awareness to the cause, kids and families as well as schools nationwide host their own “Welly Walks” and take part in the charity’s Mess Fest events to honor all children who are battling cancer and unable to enjoy such simple pleasures of childhood.
You can get involved by hosting your own Welly Walk fundraising event. You can find more information in the Peppa Pig Welly Walk Kit that includes everything parents, kids and community leaders need to host a successful and memorable walk of their own! What is a Welly Walk? It’s as simple as it sounds: an organized stroll outside – rain or shine! – in your favorite pair of wellies (rain boots). As Peppa Pig’s Mummy Pig wisely says, “If you jump in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots.” My little guy needs to heed Mummy Pig’s advice, as he isn’t wearing proper puddle jumping attire in the image above!
You can find more information on the official Muddy Puddles Project website: muddypuddlesproject.org.