As an elementary music teacher I spend time with lots of children- more than a thousand every week. Throughout the years I have found one game that is every child’s favorite- honestly, they NEVER tire of this game. Although I play this game at school it is also the perfect game for a family reunion. It doesn’t matter how large your family is this game will accommodate any number of people.
The game is played like the “Four Corners” game with a slight difference- there are SIX “Corners” in this game.
You’ll need a dice for this game. Designate six spaces in your area as space #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Put up simple signs for each area or use numbered hula hoops. While music is playing, have the kids move or dance around the area.
Play music or set a timer and let your family move or dance around until the timer dings or the music stops. Kids should move to one of the six spaces. Roll the dice, and the kids at that number are out. (I have a large 3- inch die I like to use) Start the music again and continue until you have one or two children left- they are your winners.
Now, just in time for Easter, here’s an Easter twist to the game. Put six different colored plastic eggs in each corner. Instead of rolling a die draw a color from a hat. Once the players have selected a corner, the game director pulls out a color from a hat and those players standing in that corner are eliminated from the game.
Let your family move or dance around and repeat the process. Be sure and put the color you pull out back into the hat
Play until there is a winner. Kids enjoy playing this Easter game so budget lots of time for this game.
The best thing about this game is that you can easily adapt to your reunion theme. If you are having a Western family reunion you can use western items in your corners- horse shoe, cow, saddle etc. You could also use wanted pictures of famous outlaws in each corner- Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, Doc Holiday etc. You can also play this in a private swimming pool. Participants swim around until the music stops and then they have to quickly swim to a number.
Whatever your family reunion theme- this game will be a great addition to the fun!