You may have noticed that this board has a bit of a different look and feel than our other WebMD communities. We are using this format to test a fun new type of community -- the Challenge.
Each challenge will have a specific topic, such as this Fall Kids Activity Challenge. Then, every Monday for six weeks a new prompt, in this case for new activities, will be posted to the board.
Members will submit their activities by choosing "Activity" from the Post Now drop down at the top of the community page. Other members will be able to vote if they like your activity suggestion, and you can vote on theirs.
The activities with the most votes will appear updated daily in the Popular Activities module on the right side of the page. At the end of each week, the top five winners for that activity will be announced to the entire WebMD Community.
The Leaderboard on the right side of the page will be updated weekly to reflect an overall tally of which members taking part in the challenge are getting the most votes. At the end of the 6-week challenge, we'll be bragging about those top winners across the site and featuring your activity ideas as well. You may even see your name on WebMD's home page and in our Parenting newsletter!
We hope you'll join us in making these new WebMD Challenges a success. And, be sure to have fun with it!
We can't wait to get started.
Our first Fall Kids Activity Challenge will be posted on Monday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. ET. Be the first to post your activities!
Take care, Olivia
p.s. If you have any questions about the challenge, be sure to use the "Discussion" link under Post Now to ask those. Staff will be here to help out. View Thread
We have Board games. Our fav. is It's ok to be smart Brain Quest. You pick a subject category ( Science,English, math,grab bag,us history,geography)or you can play the hole card. You can make team or by your self. Example: sarah picked english: the question is It's a green vegetable. Is it spelled broccoli or brocolli we like it anserwer are on the next card. If they get it wrong exercise to get to the next turn.View Thread
I found a classroom size chalk board at a rummage sale for $5.00 All the kids love it. School might even be getting rid of some so keep aa ear out , with all the new tech stuff in schools to day they dont use them much. Also instead of a lemonade stand a hot coco stand for the teens on halloween night. or could be apple cider. Just food for thought.(young children would need parental help with the hot stuff.)View Thread
What are your best ideas for getting active as a family?
Kids love to get their parents involved in their outside play. Crisp Fall days are perfect to get your kids outside for some activities they can ONLY enjoy this time of year — hay rides, fruit picking, mazes, and more.
What Fall activities will get your kids moving and create those lasting family memories you'll cherish?View Thread
While some kids are running to soccer, swimming, baseball or other organized sports after school, some parents can't afford those types of organized activities. But, that doesn't mean you can't get your kids up and moving.
Parents, share your ideas to get your kids off the couch and away from the TV and computer during the weekdays after they get home from school. Spending some time in the fresh air and getting active after homework is done will help your kids sleep better and give them a brain boost for school the next day.
Post your after-school activity ideas, and don't forget use the "Activity" drop-down when you post!
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