If your family is anything like mine then you probably have relatives scattered all over the country. We move away to go to college or to chase a job opportunity or you may have relatives who have chosen to serve their country and military service takes them away. Family reunions are hard to organize, but you want to make sure that everybody has fun when you do get together. It is a time for the family get together and get to know each other again, to catch up and most of all to have a great time.
The activities will depend on the time of year and where the reunion takes place. Activities are an easy way of bringing people together and if there are new family members it’s a good time to get to know each other. The idea behind the activities is to allow everyone to participate from grandma right down to the youngest toddler. Now let’s have a look at some ideas to help get the ball rolling.
You can play charades either inside the house in the evening or outside in the afternoons. You can even play based on a theme and come up with your own list of things to act out. This works for all ages and kids love acting out.
This is a great activity for the evenings sitting around the campfire or around the fireplace. You can ask everyone to think of a story ahead of time and keep them family friendly. Try and think of a family story that is maybe a little embarrassing, but not too much. Things that make good stories are how married couples met or something that the extended family may not know.
Kids in particular love scavenger hunts, you can make a list of specific items and make it as easy or as difficult as you like. You can pair people up in teams and use it as way for people to get to know each other. You can make a list of the things they need to find or you can add clues for them to figure out first. Make sure that the kids know to stay nearby or within sight of the family.
There are plenty of activities you can find to do with your family with a simple Google search, these are just a few off the top of my head. As long as you are all together and having fun that’s all that matters.