Posts Tagged ‘family bonding’


Family Reunion Games of the Past

Stick Game Reunion

Family reunions should be an occasion to look forward to. I know we look forward to ours. Our reunions are usually based around a theme with each family taking turns being in charge that year. We have food, talk, games and activities. I have posted several examples of our family reunions for people to get ideas from. This year the theme was red, white and blue with games from our youth. One of the games we played was “kill the can.” Everybody has a stick. There is a big hole in the middle of the circle and smaller holes on the outside with one less than there are players. Everyone puts a stick in a outside hole. The person without a hole stands outside the circle with the can and his goal is to get the can into the big hole in the center. And the goal for everyone else is to two fold to keep the can out of the center hole and not lose a hole to put their pole in. They want to be sure to have a hole because the person trying to get the can into the middle can steal a hole and then everyone runs for a hole and the person without one has to try to get it to the middle. When the person gets it into the middle hole he picks the next person to go out. We used to play this as kids and everyone loved it. It is a wicked game though. Lots of banged and bruised legs by the time the game was over.

Plank Race


You are Special Today Traditions

One of our family traditions is that when someone has a birthday or great accomplishment they get to eat on the You are special today” plate.

We also have a blow up cake that the birthday person gets in front of their plate. They get a real cake too. The blow up cake was a joke one year and now everyone expects it just for fun. Traditions are funny things. Once established they become important to the people involved. Even the grand kids and friends want in on the fun.