Kids activities were a hit!
this picture craft doubled as a reunion souvenir
There were a lot of good things that happened at our family reunion but one of my favorite was the kids’ activities. This year we had 16 kids at the reunion and they were mostly the same age. The oldest was 10 years old. Before the reunion, I asked each set of parents to bring with them one activity of some kind for the kids. It could be a song, game, craft or whatever, as long as they brought with them everything they needed for the activity and were in charge of it. The reunion was 4 days long so each day, the kids who wanted to were able to participate in 1-2 organized activities. It was an excellent way to break up the day and keep the kids interested. It also gave each set of parents the opportunity to interact with the kids and it gave the other parents a bit of "time off." Activities included a family tree picture craft, treasure hunt, kids Olympic relay games, t-shirt painting, pet rocks and sparklers. It was the perfect combination of free time verses organized time for the kids.