Check out all the fun and cool activities you and your and share together while on your Florida Keys Family Vacation!
The number one activity for family reunions is sharing meals with everyone. Sharing family recipes or BBQ & grilling comfort food for everyone!
You can enjoy kayaking tours in the mangroves or out in the ocean as you watch dolphins and manatees.
Scuba Diving is an exciting adventure and fun to share with the whole family.
Taking walks of the beach, watching sunsets or taking a dip in the ocean is fun for the whole family in Florida Keys.
It's such a thrill going snorkeling in the Florida Keys. You can rent your snorkeling gear too.
Playing pool with family offers hours of fun activities in case it rains. Having a family pool tournament and practicing shots.
Fun for Kids
Night time activities are fun for kids especially roasting marshmallows by the fire.
Fishing is such a great relaxing outdoor activity for the whole family . Cooking and eating your fresh catch saves money too!
Boating & Sailing
Sailing & boating in the Florida Keys on the beautiful torquoise waters makes for a memorable time together.
Who Can Party Like Us? Nobody!
Explained as simply as possible, Ultimate Frisbee is played between two teams of seven players on a large rectangular pitch (field). A line drawn across the pitch at either end creates two “endzones”. These are the goal-scoring areas. A goal is scored when a team completes a pass to a player standing (or more likely running) in the endzone they are attacking. For complete play & technical rules, click here.
Bring a karaoke machine to the reunion. Kids of all ages will love it.
Set up marbles, checkers, hopscotch, horseshoes, baseball or other games your ancestors played.
THE BANANA GAME
Ask all willing family members to line up. Tie a string around a banana and hang the banana from each player's waist so that it hovers just above the ground; then put a whiffle ball in front of each player. Participants must use their hips to swing the banana so that it hits the ball. The first player whose ball crosses the finish line—about 30 feet away—wins. It sounds awkward, but it's a riot.
FAMILY TALENT SHOW
Have each family member perform a talent in front of the whole group. Even people who think they don't have talents should be able to come up with something.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
• Sing a song
• Do a theatrical reading
• Recite a poem from memory
• Perform a skit with one or more family members (i.e. Who's on First by Abbott and Costello)
• Play an instrument
• Do a dance (individual or with a partner)
*Don’t forget to video this!
A scavenger hunt can be about searching and collecting specific items or solving clues that lead to treasure. This can be as basic or intricate as you want to make it. Kids can play individually, or if you want siblings and cousins to build camaraderie have them play in teams of two or more.
Some of the items on their list can include:
• A book
• An article of clothing
• Litter that can be recycled
• A toy
Items of a particular color
A signature from the oldest person at the reunion (let the kids figure out who it is)
If you want to get fancy, you can create clues that they have to solve along the way.
FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (& grown-ups)
• Set up an art table - Supply with construction paper, printer paper, markers, scissors, stickers, tape, small
canvases, paints, brushes, etc. The art table creates a great gathering place for children & adults looking
for quieter activity.
• If you have a family newsletter or website for pre-reunion updates, create a kids’ section.
• Include kids in the cookoff/bakeoff activities, either as participants or judges.
• Search locally for a living history museum, aquarium or educational center.
• Let an older child oversee collecting information for a family contact book of phone numbers and email
addresses. He or she could ask for a fun fact, too, such as everyone’s favorite color.
“Generations pass like leaves fall from our family tree. Each season new life blossoms and grows benefiting from the strength and experience of those who went before.”
- Heidi Swapp