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We are planning a weekend away to celebrate a milestone family birthday later in the year. As a family we will all be together for the first time in a number of years. Apart from the adults there will be a group of kids of all ages, from kindergarten right through to older teens. While there will be some time for everyone to do their own thing, we would also like to make sure that we have some activities in place that can be enjoyed by everyone together.
What activities and games do you think are suitable for a group of people aged 8-80?
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Sounds like it will be a great time!! We love playing something like Pictionary where you can draw the answer to well known movies or books on paper or a small whiteboard in groups.
Hangman (or a more PC version) is always a great one too on a large piece of butcher paper or whiteboard.
If all ages are a fan of Harry Potter, and you have a portable DVD player, they have a great DVD board game that you can play too- for all ages!
What a broad age range of family to have together! How fun!
One idea is to have family members divided into groups, same number of people and varying ages, and each group has to build something (like a fort, a tree, a house) out of weird items they find around the house. Whoever builds the item which actually resembles the task wins!
Yahtzee, the dice game, is a game which all ages can play. It's fun, slightly competitive, and my 80-year-old mom beats me every time!
Age-appropriate charades is also a fun game. There are some online versions which present you with ideas for all ages.
"Keep the story going" is a game my large family would play at gatherings. One person starts a story, from a prompt, and then family members have to continue telling it, in the wackiest and funniest way they can. This is really fun if you have a big pad of paper, or posterior, and each person writes their part of the story, and then one person reads it.
Hope you have a blast!
This sounds like a lot of fun!
We started doing Olympic-style games at our family outings. There can be a mix of levels and types of games to accommodate all ages. For example, you could do trivia for some of the older family members. We have use the television show "Minute to Win It" as great inspiration. There are resources online, too. The games are hysterical and fun for everyone!
Additionally, you could all work together to create one memorabilia piece from the time spent together. For example, you could give out cameras to take photos (the disposable ones are so fun!). Or have journals where the older family members could share stories with the younger. A video montage would also be really fun to put together. Having a photo booth and props set up could also be really fun.
It sounds like it will be a fun family weekend. Having a few activities planned will surely help to keep everyone engaged while having a great time.
Our family loves scavenger hunts. It is especially fun at night with flashlights. While you have the flashlights out, you can throw in a game of flashlight tag. We usually have small teams with some adults or older kids paired up with the younger children.
Another fun activity that we like is talent shows. We bring ribbons that we award, as the younger children take great pride in their accomplishments.
Lastly, BINGO is a game that all ages can play. There are all sorts of different kinds of BINGO, and we have the parents all contribute small items to choose from for the winner prize basket.
I hope you have a great time with lasting memories made for all.