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Mark Angelo Askew is the author of "Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide Workbook and Keepsake" and the founder and director of the Family Reunion Planning Group that established November as Annual Family Reunion Planning Month.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Best Family Reunion Activity For Kids 3 and Up

When it comes to planning family reunion activities, sometimes kids ages 3-8 get the short end of the stick (no pun intended). And if you haven't planned age specific activities you're in for a bit of a surprise. What surprise you say? Think about this. It's a known fact that most kids in the 3-7 age group have shorter attention spans than their older counterparts, teenagers. That said, those youngsters attention will only go as far as the activities take them. What to do?

Believe Here's a secret to keeping even the youngest of the younger generation totally and completely engaged for 3 - 4 hours straight with no deviation to the program what-so-ever.  I've been personally implementing this solution for over a decade and believe me it works brilliantly. Even better, teens and grownups love it. And that's a plus because when grownups are engaged in activities our little ones love they will play longer without disturbing those involved in other activities. 

Secret Solution Revealed So what's the big secret to keeping those munchkins happily at play during your next family reunion? Put on a soap bubble show. That's right, a low cost, inexpensive, easy peasy super duper soap bubble show. No, we're not talking about passing out little bottles of liquid soap with mini wands in them.  We're talking about a full blown presentation table surrounded by a cheering audience enthralled at all sorts of bubble tricks leaving everyone entertained and begging for more.

What You Need
So how can you pull this off? The secret is in the presentation. 

What you'll need: 
1. Giant Bubble Soap Solution 
2. Volunteer Bubble Artist / Performer 
3. Assorted Bubble Wands and Tools 
4. A Card Table  
5. 10 Bubble Tricks 
6. Plenty of Space 
5. Sunny or Cloudy Day (no rain) 
6. Temperatures above 38 degrees 
7. Some practice

Once you've mastered the performing art of bubble blowing you are ready to throw a bubble show. Caution:Bubble play is addictive and very fulfilling. Just checkout the  number of soap bubble artists on YouTube. Once you get started you won't want you to stop. Don't say I didn't warn you. Happy family reunion planning. 

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