I’m very pleased to be an ambassador for the MILO Play Movement in 2012. Play is a child’s work, and the importance of play in children’s development cannot be underestimated.
MILO sent the SquiggleKids a fantastic play kit (final photo) to use in the backyard – and I’ve got one play kit to give away to a lucky SquiggleMum reader as well! The kit contains soccer nets, cones, a selection of different balls and even a ball pump for your kids to use outside, plus a couple of tins of MILO.
So of course, you know what my kids have had the most fun with, don’t you…? The tins!!
Kids have been inventing games with MILO tins for as long as MILO has been around. The labels might have changed, but not much else has. Here are 5 activities that are sure to bring back memories, and your own kids might like them too:
1. Tin can stilts
2. Tin can telephone
3. Tin can bucket (on pulley rope)
4. Tin can bowling
5. Tin can drums
The kids have had SO much fun playing with a couple of tins. Sometimes I think commercial toys are entirely overrated. That said, they were also pretty excited about this stuff:
To win your own play kit thanks to MILO, just leave a comment below sharing what your kids like to play with in the backyard. Do they prefer sports-type activities? Imaginary games? Or creating their own fun with un-toys like mine? [One entry per person please. Australian and New Zealand residents only. Winner drawn at random on Monday 23/4/12 8pm Qld time.]
Disclaimer: I receive payment for consulting services as a MILO Play Ambassador, and received the MILO Play Kit free of charge.
* THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED*
Congratulations to the winner, Cherie!