10 Awesome Minute to Win It Thanksgiving Games for Kids to Play

10 Awesome Minute to Win It Thanksgiving Games for Kids to Play

These Thanksgiving or Fall Party games are perfect for kids, teens, and adults. The whole family will enjoy these hilarious Thanksgiving Games to Play with Kids. Come on in and I’ll share these fun games to play with your family and friends this Thanksgiving…

 over 10 kid friendly minute to win it games

These Minute to Win It Games have a fall theme, but you can adapt most of them for any party…

Here’s a quick VIDEO to help you decide which Fall or Thanksgiving-themed Minute to Win It games to try at your party.

If you still need help deciding, Here’s a quick video of some of our favorite Minute to Win It Games overall from other fun posts, links to these and more are below

What are Minute To Win It Games?

A while back the network NBC hosted a game show called Minute To Win It. Contestants tried to complete challenges in under 1 Minute. When they completed the challenge correctly, they were able to advance to the next level.

Games started out as low-level like level 1 games and moved to higher-level (more difficult) games. The players were there to ultimately win a cash prize.

Some challenges were played out with one player and some were played with two people.

Today, most people play these fun and hilarious games at birthday partiesgroup events, Christmas celebrations, Thanksgiving holidays, and church functions

How to Play Minute to Win It Games

One Player at a Time Version (Small Groups) –

A player will go up against the clock. Tasks must be completed in under 1 minute. If they perform the task in under one minute – you can award a certain number of points.

Tasks too hard to complete – If another player will go after the participant, then they can compete to see who does the most in under 1 minute. The player that does the best, will get the points.

Playing with Large Groups –

One player per team will go head to head. The players should swap out for each game so everyone has had a turn to compete at least once for their team.

Scoring Minute to Win It Games –

  • The first team to finish gets the most points – let’s say 3 points for their team
  • The second team to finish gets 2 points for their team
  • The third team to finish gets 1 point for their team
  • Everyone else gets zero points

Here’s what a scoreboard might look like at the end of the night for a Minute To Win It Team Competition

scoring Minute to Win It games

Using an easel and a big whiteboard is an excellent way to keep track and see how the game is progressing.

Here are my top Amazon Links for scoring your Minute To Win It Game

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Finally – The First Thanksgiving Game I have to show you is Turkey Leg Wrap…

  • Difficulty Level – Easy

thanksgiving games to play with kids

We tried a couple of different variations of this game.

thanksgiving family game to play

We started with brown streamer paper and ended up using burlap instead. Burlap just held up a little better than the streamer for our needs and unless you order it online, the brown streamer is kind of hard to come by.

Here’s what you’ll need for this Thanksgiving Game to Play…

    • A roll of brown burlap (about 20 ft.) or  streamer paper
    • A chef hat
    • A timer

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Players Needed per team…

  • 2

Now…

family thanksgiving games to play

  • In one minute or less, players should wrap their teammate with the brown burlap and place the chef hat on their head to represent a turkey leg
  • *The burlap can get itchy, so long sleeves and pants are a good idea

Next up…

Sweet Potato Roll – or Traffic Yam!

  • Difficulty Level – Difficult 

thanksgiving game to play with adults

Here’s what you’ll need for this Fun Thanksgiving Game to Play…

  • Sweet Potatoes – 1 per player
  • Wooden Spoons – 1 per player
  • Masking tape

Number of players per team – 1

 Thanksgiving game to play for teens

Set up…

  • For each team – Make straight lines with your masking tape that are at least 12 feet long
  • *Slight modification to make this game easier…The last time we played this game we made a lane for each potato by taping 2 lines about 1 foot apart. 1 lane per player.

Instructions for Sweet Potato Roll

over 10 thanksgiving games

  • Players should slowly roll the sweet potatoes down the line
  • If the sweet potato rolls off of the line (or out of the lane), players have to roll it back to where it left the line and keep going
  • *No sliding the sweet potato with the spoon

Alternate version – use their noses to roll the sweet potato

 

Next up…

Football Stack It!

  • Difficulty level – easy-moderate 

football minute to win it fall game

Here’s What You’ll Need for this Minute to Win It Game…

(1 player per team)

  • 6 brown plastic cups
  • white chalk marker
  • 3 paper plates – large enough for 2 cups to fit on

Instructions…

fall minute to win it games with kids

  • Get your cups ready by drawing the laces on them with the white chalk marker
  • When you all are ready to go, have players stack the cups starting with 1, then a plate, 2 more cups, plate, 1 cup, plate, 2 cups!
  • All in under 1 minute

Next game…

Match Maker=(My favorite!)

match maker candy corn game

Match Maker!

This game is in our favorite Minute to Win It Games List. It’s easy, fun, and challenging for every age

Here’s a quick video for this fun game – Match Maker…

  • Difficulty Level – Easy 

(1 player per team)

Here’s what you’ll need for this fun Fall Minute To Win It Game to Play…

  • 20 plastic cups
  • 18 pieces of fall candy – 9 of one kind, 9 of another

Setting up…

fall minute to win it game match maker

  • place the candy under 18 of the cups – 1 piece under each cup
  • place the last 2 cups – upright, across the room

Playing…

  • In under 1 minute, players should race to uncover the candy – 1 cup at a time – and sort them into the 2 cups that are waiting across the room

Next up…

suck it up minute to win it party game

Suck it Up!

Here’s a quick VIDEO…

  • Difficulty Level – moderate to difficult 

(1 player per team)

Here’s what you’ll need for this fun kid-friendly Minute To Win It Game…

  • bendable straws
  • M&Ms in fall colors – we used 5 per plate
  • paper plates
  • optional – play dough – only for super challenging games

Instructions…

suck it up game for fall

  • Set paper plates a good distance apart
  • *It’s super hard to keep the suction for long distances, so you’ll want to adjust this according to your player’s ages
  • In one of the paper plates, set out the candy and place a straw nearby
  • When you are ready, players should transfer all of the candy on their plate to the other plate in under one minute – all while sucking it up with their straw

Want to make it more challenging?

Set up the game in its original form…

suck it up fall teen game to play

  • Place 4 bendable straws standing upright and have teens or adults place their candy on top of the straws – this is soooo hard to do!
  • You could also just add more candy to transfer

Next up…

candy corn shake fall minute to win it game to play

Candy Corn Shake!

  • Difficulty Level – Easy-Moderate

(1 player per team)

Here’s what you’ll need for this fun family Minute to Win It Game…

  • 5 plastic cups
  • 15 pieces of candy corn
  • card stock
  • glue

Instructions…

fall minute to win it party game for kids

Setting up…

  • place candy corn into cups with 1 in a cup, 2 in the next cup, 3 in the next cup, 4, then 5
  • Cover the opening with card stock and glue – write a little number of how many candy corns are inside for your eyes only

Playing…

  • Players should shake the cups and order them in order 1-5 candy corns

Next up…

Shake Ya’ Tail Feather  – An alternative version to Junk in the Trunk!

shake your tail feathers minute to win it games

Shake Ya’ Tail Feather  – An alternative version to Junk in the Trunk!

  • Difficulty Level – Easy

(1 player per team)

Here’s what you’ll need for this super fun Minute to Win It Game…

  • an empty tissue box – the rectangle kind
  • pantyhose
  • 1 bag of feathers
  • scissors and tape

assembling the shake your tail feather game

  • Assemble the tissue box like above with the legs for the hose extending out of the backside
  • Fill the tissue box with feathers

Shake Ya Tail Feather Minute to Win It Thanksgiving Games to Play

  • When you’re ready, players should shake their tail feathers – emptying feathers out of the box
  • The team with the least amount of feathers in their box, or the one that empties it completely first – in under one minute – wins!

Next up…

pie face - minute to win it game for party

Pie Face!

  • Difficulty Level – Easy

(1 player per team)

Here’s what you’ll need for this fun Minute To Win It Game to play with the family…

  • foil pie plates – 3 per team
  • 5 candy corn, 5 pumpkin-shaped candy corn
  • whipped topping

Set up…

minute to win it game pie face

  • place all 3 foil pie plates down
  • set the candy into the center pie plate
  • Add whipped topping to cover the candy

Playing…

  • When you’re ready, players should – only using their mouths – find the candy corn and transfer them to one of the foil plates
  • and the pumpkin to another
  • The first one done, wins

yank me minute to win it game for kids

Yank Me!

VIDEO…

  • Difficulty Level – Moderate 

(1 player per team)

yank me minute to win it game

Here’s what you’ll need for this Minute to Win It Game for All Ages…

  • 3 plastic cups
  • 2 pieces of card stock

Set up…

  • Just set out materials

Playing…

  • Players should yank the card stock out from between the cups
  • If they are quick enough the cups should stack up without toppling over

Next up…

minute to win it game defy gravity game for kids

Defy Gravity!

  • Difficulty Level – Moderate to Difficult 

(1 player per team – although you could add as many as you want per team)

Here’s what you’ll need for this fun kid-friendly Minute to win it game…

  • 1 balloon per player – blown up and tied

Playing…

  • Players should – only using one hand (the same one) keep a balloon in the air for 1 whole minute
  • *The original game is keeping 3 balloons in the air for 1 whole minute, which is next to impossible

That’s it for now! Happy Fall Y’all!

 

Don’t forget to check out more Minute To Win It Game Posts before you leave. We have loads of them!

Minute to Win It Games for kids

Easy Minute To Win It Games 

Super Fun and of course Easy for Kids Minute to Win It Games for Holiday Fun 

Or, try something else besides Minute to Win It Games…

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Melissa

    These are fantastic! I will be using many them for a school party!
    I am overthinking it, but… how did you make the chef’s hat for the turkey leg wrap? Yours looks simple; when I google them, the ones that pop up are all more complicated.

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