Links On A Chain – Family Reunion Activity

I came across an activity that Kimberlee Woodward, a teacher in Michigan, used in her classroom that I thought would be fun for a family reunion or a family gathering. Each person has 3-5 different-colored paper strips on which they write a different talent. They create a mini paper chain by linking their talent strips together. Now, get the whole group together and taking turns, each person reads their talents. Link the individual chains together using extra strips of paper. Now you have one long chain. Talk about what the chain demonstrates. For example: All our family members have talents. If we help and support each other we can accomplish more. We’re a stronger family when each individual is willing to share their talents.


1 Grandma Shelley { 06.21.10 at 12:10 pm }

I have done this with my grands but we wrote down what we would each do to help strengthen our family unit. The message being that we are each an important link in the strength and success of our family.

2 Susan Adcox { 06.21.10 at 8:24 pm }

We used to make these paper chains for our Christmas tree, but giving them some deeper significance is even better.

3 Grandma Lizzie { 06.23.10 at 10:17 am }

Thanks for your comment. I’ve done the Christmas chains with my kids and they are great fun too.

4 Grandma Lizzie { 06.23.10 at 10:18 am }

There are so many ideas that you can do with paper chains. Thanks for sharing yours.

5 TravelinOma { 06.24.10 at 1:34 am }

This is a wonderful idea. I’ll try it out next week!

6 Grandma Lizzie { 06.24.10 at 9:07 am }

I hope it turns out to be fun.

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