Far away job opportunities, educational choices or simply the urge for families to travel make family reunions even more important today. Far away job opportunities, educational choices or simply the urge for families to travel make family reunions even more important today than ever before. A family reunion is about keeping in touch with brothers and sisters, meeting and getting to know new family members, and for kids to spend quality time with their grandparents, aunties and uncles that they may not see very often.
Family Reunion Activities
When families see little of one another, family reunion games and activities become an important ice breaker to bring people together and promote conversation. By getting everyone involved in family reunion games, you can help make connections and have fun at the same time. The important thing is to arrange family games and activities that will keep everyone involved from grandparents to the grand kids. A favorite family reunion idea that brings all ages together is a family Jigsaw Puzzle — even better is a jigsaw puzzle that is custom-made for your family and personalized with a picture of family members.
Today, custom-made picture puzzles are low cost to order, come in a variety of sizes and piece counts and can be made from almost any photo or artwork. Turn your favorite photo of the family into a fun and challenging Jigsaw Puzzle that everyone can enjoy. Take this a stage further by selecting multiple photos and having a professional photo collage layout created and turned into a puzzle. This makes a great talking point and centre of attention on the coffee table and a great keepsake after the reunion is over. Websites such as jigsaw2order.com offer such a service.
Here are 5 other great family reunion ideas on how to use personalized jigsaw puzzles and photo collage puzzles as family reunion games at your next event.
1. The Invitation
2. Complete the Puzzle
Give puzzle pieces in advance to all family members with the instructions to bring these with them and complete their piece of the puzzle. This is symbolic of bringing the family together and a great way of saying the family is not complete without them. (tip: it's a good idea to have a second duplicate puzzle ready just in case some pieces are lost).
3. Family Photo Collage
Have a photo collage layout made-up in the design of a family tree showing each family member and their place within the tree. Everyone who comes to the reunion can see how they fit into the family puzzle. You can have a large 1000+ piece puzzle made for the family to work on during the reunion and have smaller individual puzzles for each family member to take away as a keepsake of the event.
4. Puzzle Competition
Have a small 8×10in puzzle made-up from a photo of each family member or family groups and give these out at random. The first person to make their puzzle and identify the family member wins a prize. This is a great activity to get people talking and one that any age can participate in.
5. Family Memento
Have a photo collage puzzle made up after the event based on photos of the family and activities at the reunion. A copy of this can then be sent out to each family as a memento or keepsake of the event.
Any of these family reunion ideas and activities will help bring your family together and most importantly get people talking. After all, that's what reunions are all about and personalized puzzles provide a great, non-intrusive activity that the whole family can participate in and enjoy.
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