We must have twin families. On my side of the family, there are 12 kids between the ages of 12 and 3. Last summer at our family reunion we did a couple of things that were really cool. Each family was assigned a day for an "activity". My cousin is an only child and we were in hiking/bear country and on her day she did a first aid activity. She talked a little about safety and a little about first aid, then the kids were separated by age and asked to treat a particular problem. The littlest kids had to simply put a bandaid on a scratch while the older group (that I was in charge of) had to splint a broken bone...well we actuall ended up wrapping my brother up like a mummy but we did the object of the activity first. The kids seemed to like it and they had fun.
Another thing we did was make reunion scrap books. I got some simple card stock paper and foam sheets and made the books out from that. Then I got sticky letters and cut outs to decorate with and each day we printed pictures at the local Walmart and added them to the book. Then the kids could write what they remembered from the day or the other activites that we did. It is a good memory keeper.
The last thing we did that I thought was really cool was my aunt got coffee cans (#10 cans) and pvc pipes and filled the cans with cement and stuck the pipe in (about four feet). She brought those with her already completed, and she also made paper mache around ballons to make balls. Then the kids painted the balls and added faces, beaks, wings, ect. Then we cut holes in the top and bottom and put them on the pvc pipe. At first we couldnt imagine what we were doing but in the end, they were our family reunion totem poles! It was so cute when all was said and done, and each kid insisted on taking home their totem head.
Oh, I just remembered the last thing we did. My sister bought pony beads, feathers, and leather yarn and each kid while hiking found their own walking stick and then we wrapped the leather strips around the spot where their hands rested and attatched beads and feathers. The kids loved that as well because they got to make it unique!