Family Reunionsare a great oppourtunity to get together with your loved ones and bond over good times and fun activities, but if youre the one in charge of planning those activities then it could be overwhelming trying to come up with the perfect ideas.
Coming up with games that will entertain the whole family may take a bit of work and planning, but we hope to take some stress out of it with our awesome list of family reunion game ideas.
So stress no more and let's get all the family together for some fun, DIY, and competitive games and activities.
This is a great game for ages 8-88. You will need a small dry erase board for each player and a dry erase marker. We found a great deal at the Dollar Store. All players are given a word prompt. Flip a coin to determine if players must come up with a word (or words if they choose) that comes before or after the prompt word. Heads it comes before, Tails it comes after.
Prompt Word: BELL
Coins Flips on Head: _______ Bell
Coin Flips on Tails: Bell _______
Players write down the first word(s) they think of to fill in the blank of the prompt, when everyone is finished they reveal their answers to each other.
HEADS: Church Bell, Taco Bell, Saved By the Bell
TAILS: Bell Pepper , Bell Tower, Bell Bottom Jeans
You score ZERO points if no other player wrote down the same answer.
You score ONE point if more than one player wrote the same answer as you.
You score THREE points if ONLY one other player wrote the same answer as you.
The first player to 25 points wins!
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So this game will test your family members' knowledge on each other to the max. For this game you will need index cards, a 30 second timer and some sort of chips, possibly poker chips or coins. So when setting up for this game you will need to write down all the family members on index cards to make sure there are more than just those playing. Then to actually play the game each player will select an index card without flipping it over and attach it to their forehead with tape and a hair clip whatever works best for you. Then you will go player by player allowing them 30 seconds to ask yes or no questions about the family member they have once they guess they get a chip and a new card the first player to 3 chips wins.
This is a great twist on volleyball to make it all the more competitive. You will need a volleyball net, two towels and water balloons. This game involves two teams of two players. The players will stand opposite sides of the net, each team holding a towel between them and one team starting with a water balloon in the towel. The teams will then try and throw it back and forth over the neat with only their towels. The first team to miss the balloon or hit the net with their balloon losses.
What could be more fun than setting up your own Family Feud Game Show!? If you have a large TV, a laptop, and PowerPoint you can download our Reunion Family Feud Interactive Powerpoint game to set up an exciting game show in your living room - complete with sound effects, swirling answers bars, 8 Rounds of Survey Questions and our own version of a Lightening Round!
The survey questions, answers, point values, and Lightening Round questions and answers are completely editable. That means you can switch up any questions you like or after playing switch them ALL to be able to play again and again making it a new family reunion tradition!
Divide players into teams from different households. Before the game have a list of commands ready to go such as:
Teams race to work out their lines and shout when done. Assign a point value for each command and complete 8-10 commands.
Water guns in hand we are about to have a nice family friendly shoot off. For this game you’ll need empty glass bottles, ping pong balls, and water guns. You’re gonna set this game up with the bottles in a line and ping pong balls resting in the opening. Now you are going to have players stand so far back maybe 5 feet. It's important to test before the game and see the range of your water guns and how far back is ideal.You can have a bottle per player and see who knocks the ball off first or you can go one at a time and time each person knocking all the balls off and see who does it fastest. Either way you do it it’s a fun family activity sure to get everyone excited.
How well do you know your family? How many of them are good at fooling you? In our printable Truth and Lies game players are asked fun and interesting questions and according to which prompt card they get they must eaither tell the truth or do their best to make-up a convincing lie.
Players must try and guess who is telling the truth and who is lying. You earn points for guessing correctly, but you also gain points for fooling the other players. This game is not only hilarious fun, it is a great way to get to know your family better. Good times for all!
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Family Reunion Field Day! If you have a fun active family then what could be better than a good old fashion Field Day to kick up some healthy competion and bring family together. Create a big scoreboard and let everyone sign up for at least 3-4 events they want to compete in. Events could include:
Watermelon Munch: This game might be a little mess but it's definitely worth it for the fun. All you will need for this game is watermelon cut into slices and maybe some clean up supplies. Each player is gonna get a slice of watermelon in front of them sitting up on the rim. Then the players need to put their hand behind their back and on the count of 3 everyone starts eating no hands allowed at once. The first done with their watermelon wins!
Watermelon Rolling Race: Divide party guests into two teams and each team gets a large watermelon. The object of the game is for the teams to roll their watermelon across the playing area to a set mark and then back. Throw in a few obstacles to work around such as cones or hills. First team with all of their members to complete the race wins.
Supplies wise all you’ll need for this game is three 36” pool rings for each team. To play the game you will have teams of two one is who you’re throwing rings onto the other is throwing the rings. Set a marker for the person getting ringed and have the other person stand 6ft away. The first team to get all three rings on is the champion.
This game is perfect for a child and adult combo so that's definitely how I suggest setting up your teams. This will require a blanket for each team and that's all. You can play this game in a big indoor room or in a yard, whichever is ideal for you. So you will need to set up like a race space just like a start line and a finish line. Have all your players at the start line with the child sitting on the blanket and the adult holding it in a way they can pull. The adult will pull the blanket the child must stay on and the first team to the finish wins.
This is a fun wrestling game where the all guests get to participate in. To play each guest removes their shoes and their right sock. Everyone gets on their hands and knees and tries to remove other players' socks while keeping theirs on. If their sock gets removed they are out of the game. The player with the last remaining sock on wins! Make sure you mark off the “ring” so everyone will know what the playing boundaries are. This can be done simply, by using some kind of markers. Make sure to set rules like no hitting or sitting on your socks. Then enjoy and lest the wrestling commence.
This game is perfect for family reunions because you can have as many or little people and is super adjustable to family size. The objective of dodgeball is to eliminate all players of the opposing team by throwing balls and hitting the opposing player below the shoulders on the fly. All the other rules are super adjustable and customizable to your family but it’s super important to decide and let all the players know beforehand to avoid arguments. Once that's all settled, have fun and enjoy the game!
This is a very traditional party game but fun nonetheless. First things first what are you gonna need? You are going to need a rope, a kiddie pool and kiddie pool filling of choice can be water shaving cream whip cream whatever you want. Have your teams stand opposite sides of the pool holding the rope and count down two 3 to start pulling. The team that ends in the pool are your losers.
To prepare for this game, empty a tissue box, and use an Exacto knife to make two slits into the bottom of the box. Thread an adjustable belt or wide ribbon through the two slits to create a tissue-box-on-a-belt. To play the game, strap the tissue box onto the player’s back, and fill it with 6-8 ping pong balls. Shake, shimmy, jump, and dance around until all of the balls have fallen out of the tissue box. No using your hands and no laying down! The first to get all the balls out wins!