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FAMILY REUNION HELPER IS HAVING A SALE IN THEIR ETSY SHOP!
Until midnight tonight, you can purchase any family reunion theme package using our special ETSY coupon.
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My family is really enjoying punch boards. A punch board is an exciting way to award prizes. This game show activity allows each person to punch through the tissue paper to find a toy or treat, or whatever you decide to put in it. We have even put gift cards in them. Punch boards are perfect for family reunions, especially if your theme is a circus or carnival theme.
You’ve seen punch boards on the popular TV game show, The Price is Right, but a punch board can be a fun addition to your family reunion. A punch board is a fun way to distribute prizes bit you can also use a punch board to make assignments or choose what activity you will do next.
A larger board can also be a fair way to divide into teams- for example- write families names on slips of paper (Aunt Geri’s family or Uncle Dan’s family etc.) Punch two or more holes- those families join together to make a tug a war, softball or family skit group. You can use the same strategy to assign seating for meals to mix things up a bit.
We have one punch board at our house that we change to fit the theme of the party we are having. If you’re having a super hero party or reunion the punch board becomes the perfect- Smash Hulk board.
Creating Your Punch Board
To create your punch board you will need:
- sturdy poster board or a piece of cardboard
- tissue paper
- Plastic disposable bowls, lunch sacks or sandwich bags
- tape & hot glue
The first punch board we created we used one sheet of tissue paper to cover the entire back of the board. Since then we have found that covering each hole with individual squares seems to work best as punching one hole may pull the paper from around other holes. Tape each square securely around individual holes.
Behind the Punch Board
There are several options for hiding prizes behind your punch board. My favorite option is plastic bowls. Carefully run a line of hot glue around the rim of your bowl and attach it to the inside of the tissue covered holes, with the prize inside. Be sure and put your prize or secret message inside the bowl before attaching it to the board. Other options include taping a lunch sack to the back of each hole or plastic sandwich bags.
Punch boards also make fun advent calendars. Create yours with 24 holes and 24 prizes. Punch out one prize each day to help count down days until Christmas or your favorite holiday.
It wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t admit to you that building your own punch board may drive your crazy. Taping all the bags on the back and making sure the prizes stay in place can be frustrating so if you don’t want to go through the hassle of making your own punch board you can purchase a reasonably priced board by following this link.
Family Reunion Helper proudly announces the completion of their latest family reunion theme- Superhero!
Now you can bring all the action-packed adventure and excitement of your favorite superheroes to your family reunion!
A superhero reunion will appeal to family members of all ages. Superheroes have unique skills, wear awesome costumes and save the world on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis.
A superhero family reunion lends itself to action-packed games, superhero training and fun activities.
This reunion theme package includes a fun printable reunion invitation, secret super power cards, water bottle labels, superhero training cards, “what’s my super power?” activity, Kapow!, Boom! and Zap! signs and fun printables for napkin rings and table decorations.
Our superhero reunion is jam packed with more than 35 pages of ideas for many of your favorite superheroes: Batman, Spider-man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Iron-man, Flash, Hawk-eye and even Aqua-man.
With the Superhero reunion theme your family will want to save helpless citizens, fight the forces of darkness and defeat the evil villains. Plan a superhero reunion and let your families’ powers shine. Whether they’re saving the planet or saving your family, a superhero family reunion or party will be a memorable reunion for anyone who has ever yearned to make right what’s wrong in the world.
You can find the superhero reunion theme at Family Reunion Helper.com and by clicking on the link below.
Who is Aquaman and why should he be a featured hero at your superhero reunion or party?
Aquaman is the king of all things aqua. He can breathe underwater, swim at tremendous speeds, and telepathically communicate with sea life. Being able to withstand ocean depths, he gets bonus points on land with his superhuman strength, enhanced senses, and nearly impenetrable skin.
I never knew there was a superhero named Aquaman but I’ve got to tell you- if you’re around a pool or lake or some other water source, Aquaman gives endless opportunities for water competitions and games. Try some of our favorite Aquaman training activities:
Aquaman Treasure Hunt
Collect a bunch of pennies, nickels and other coins and throw them into the pool. Be sure to throw coins in different depths of the pool to accommodate all swim skill levels. Line kids up on the side of the pool and on the word go they jump into the pol and collect as many coins as possible. When all the coins are found, count them and add up the value. The one with the most money is the winner.
Aquaman Underwater Training
Participants line up on one side of the pool, On the word “go” they jump into the pool and swim as far as they can under water. Depending on the size of the pool and the abilities of the swimmers, they may be able to swim more than one lap.
Aquaman Enhanced Senses Training
Use a pint water bottle with a white cap and filled it with water from the pool. Line the swimmers up on one side of the pool facing away from it. When they hear the bottle hit the water they can jump in and begin hunting for it. The swimmer that finds the bottle is the winner. You can play this game over and over.
Of course swimming races are fun and since Aquaman can swim at tremendous speeds, a real natural for your superhero training.
Be sure and check out more superhero family reunion ideas by clicking on the picture below.