Do your normally outgoing kids turn shy as soon as family flies in for the holidays and files into the house?
Looking for a fun, easy way to break the ice at the big family reunion—to get everyone talking and laughing?
Large holiday gatherings are a wonderful opportunity to get to know the far-flung members of your family tree, but they can be intimidating, especially for kids faced with folks they don’t see often or know very well.
In this article I’ll show you how your kids can lead a fun game of “Getting to Know You” Bingo at your next group event that will jump-start conversations and breach the shyness gap so everyone can get to know each other better.
Why Play Bingo?
Family reunions and holiday meals are the perfect setting to bring generations of family members together in one place. These events can include large numbers of relatives you and your children have never met or don’t know very well.
Would they love to dish the dirt on their dad’s antics as an adolescent?
Or discover connections and commonalities between themselves and folks four or five times their age—or more?
You can help your kids become family history reporters and uncover secrets and surprises of the generations before them.
In this article I’ll show you how to turn your next family gathering into an information treasure hunt where your kids collect intriguing facts about their relatives and create a news video to share their stories.
Why talk to Grandma? A new way to relate.
I don’t know about you, but some of my favorite childhood memories include listening to my father and his four brothers tell stories about growing up on the family farm.
Do you have similar memories?