Have I ever told you how clever my daughter and daughters-in-law are? Well, they are. To the nth degree clever. They came up with some great ideas for activities for our family reunion.
We had our annual family reunion this past weekend at Bear Lake, Utah. My favorite part? ‘Canoeing’ with the grandkiddos. Part of the time they were happy as a clam (and me, too) to ‘canoe’ on dry land.
On Saturday, we played in the water.
My daughter told the grandkids they had 5 minutes to collect rocks and to stack them on top of each other to see who could build the highest pile of rocks.
The grandkids had fun — and it was a no-fuss-no-expense activity to prepare. That’s my kind of activity!
My daughter-in-law had a great activity, too. Each grandchild received a ball that looked like dough. They were given a plastic cup about 1/4 full of vinegar. The grandkids put the ball into the vinegar. It started bubbling and smoking. When it stopped, the grandkids stirred the solution and found a prize!
Some prizes were plastic frogs! Others were compass rings.
I asked my daughter-in-law how she made the balls. She said she just mixed baking soda with water until it was doughy. She formed a ball around the rings and the frogs and set the balls aside to dry.
The balls were kinda crumbly so if you do this activity, you might want to keep the balls in a bowl or container of some kind to contain the pieces that fall off.
I did a squirt gun activity with the grandkids. They had to squirt water at a ping pong ball on top of a plastic cup.
These activities are easy for family reunions, birthday parties, family get togethers, or just any ol’ time the grandkids come for a visit. Why don’t you give them a whirl sometime?
Hope you have fun doing them!