Welcome!You’ve arrived at home base for Monday FunDay, a carnival dedicated to swapping simple, amusing–maybe even silly–everyday ways you enjoy good, clean fun.
To participate in Monday FunDay, just post a story, idea, or explanation at your blog of how you and/or your family has livened up Mondays (or any day).Then link up via Mr. Linky below (if you don’t have a blog, simply explain your idea in the comments) and we’ll collect all the ideas in one place. Again, please remember: ideas must be squeaky-clean, family-friendly fun.First, here’s Ann’s Family Friendly Monday Fun:The other day I saw this cute public service TV ad encouraging kids (and adults) to get up and play (with three LPGA spokeswomen introducing “Be a player”). It’s a campaign to address childhood obesity.Here are all the videos in one place.The LPGA video shows kids playing kickball and leap frog, spinning in circles, and jumping rope. It looks and sounds like so much fun, I plan to take their advice and go outside with the kids to “get up and play” for at least an hour. They can do whatever they want, of course, but I might suggest jumping rope (and try it myself).The Smallstep Kids website offered a link to a site that had ideas to get started with jumping rope. The site uses some animated line drawings to explain some “stunts” to jazz up the jumping, and include a page with rhymes to chant while jumping. Click on a rhyme and a play button pops up. Click on it to hear kids chanting it. I think that musical element adds a layer of fun to the activity.The main point of the campaign is to just get up on one’s feet and move around, play, and have fun. That’s exactly what we’ll do on Monday FunDay.What about you?
Instructions for the WordPress Mr. Linky (which is different than the ones you’ll see on WFMW and other Typepad or Blogspot blogs):1. Write your post. Type up your Monday FunDay edition and post it at your blog.2. Come back to this post and click on Mr. Linky. A window will pop up.3. Type in your name (or blog name) and if you like, you can include a short “teaser” for your idea in parenthesis. Something like this:
Ann K (get up and play)
3. Paste in your url. Below the spot for your name, there’s another for the url of your own post. Copy the url for your own Monday FunDay and paste it in (including the http:// part of it).4. Press Enter. That’s it! It should be saved by Mr. Linky.To see what others have posted, click on Mr. Linky and pay a visit to the fun bloggers who have joined in!It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how![Check out previous Monday FunDays]