Family Reunion Games
This past week we were at a family reunion and one of the days we did a ropes course! I LOVE this idea because it’s not only fun, it brings you together as a family. We played a ton of new games that I am so excited to share but one of my favorites is the Standing Roller Coaster.
What You Need:
All you need is a large rope (climbing ropes work the best) tied in a circle. Your knot must be tight so people can’t undo it by pulling on it. I would suggest tying a double fisherman’s knot with a great tutorial here on how to tie it.
Have everyone hold onto the rope standing in a circle, with their feet firmly planted on the ground.
The Rules Are:
- You cannot move your feet.
- You cannot let go of the rope.
- You cannot fall on the ground. (Only your hands can touch the ground if you can get back up without letting go.)
The game is such a blast! It is fun for the whole family and a great way to get everyone laughing. After doing a few competitions we did a girls competition and a boys competition which was a fun way to mix things up.
So What? Sometimes when you are going to get ready to do a difficult task it is easier when you start off by getting everyone comfortable and at ease. This is a great “norming” game because it gets everyone on the same level and can set up your family to be in a positive mindset before you jump into a difficult discussion, task, or challenge. Not to mention all the great benefits of just laughing as a family!!!