Our Kirkpatrick reunions are always really big and it's hard to get to know
everyone (which is why we have one almost every year!). One "game" we
played recently at a Charlton reunion was really great in introducing people
to each other and I'm going to suggest it for one of the upcoming
Kirkpatrick ones. It's very simple, but it gets people talking.
Everyone gets a little card with twelve questions on them that they answer.
The cards we used had the following questions on them, but you could get
creative and write your own, I think:
Choose one word to describe yourself.
Which Disney character are you most like?
What colour are your mom's eyes?
What thought first crosses your mind when you hear "Once upon a time?"
When you were growing up, were you the calm cool-headed kid or the
What is your favorite card game?
Do you hold a grudge?
If you were to choose a vegetable most resembling your personality, what
vegetable would you pick?
Can you roll your tongue?
If you had to choose between eternal youth, endless wealth or a year's
supply of dog food, which would it be?
What is your parents' wedding date?
Do you get along with all your siblings?
Each question has a signature line under it, which you leave BLANK.
After everyone has filled out their cards, they start moving about the room,
trying to find individuals who have put the same answers on their questions.
When you find someone who has answered a question the same as yours, you get
them to sign on the signature line beneath that question. First person to
get a signature for all their questions wins a prize.
The game takes some time to play. Allow for at least an hour. But it is a
lot of fun and a great tool for getting to know people. I was so impressed
I kept my little card for inspiration. I know one day it will be my turn to
organize the Kirkpatrick Family Reunion!
Hope this helps.
] On Behalf
Sent: April 27, 2008 7:11 AM
Subject: Family Reunion Ideas
Hi to all, we are having a family reunion. We have one every 5 years, and
I am looking for ideas. Previously we have done wall charts with the whole
360 people on them. We have also done books, last reunion and couple back
before that. I would like to do something different this time. Will
appreciate any ideas.