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Our New Year’s Eve traditions are packed full of fun competitive Minute To Win It Games for Kids and for the whole family. Today, I thought I’d share some of our favorite Family Friendly Minute To Win It Games from last year’s party. I have 8 games to show you.  Come on in and I’ll share some of our favorite Minute to Win It Games for your party…

 

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Kid Friendly and Easy Minute To Win It Games for Kids, teens, and even adults…

These Minute to Win It games are hard enough to make it challenging but easy enough for everyone to enjoy. They are our top picks. Come on in, and check them out.

You can really take any party up a notch just by adding these fast-paced Minute To Win It Games. They are always a big hit and so hilarious to watch.

 Here’s a fun video sampling some of our favorite and Best Minute To Win It Games.

 

So, How Do You Play Minute To Win It Games?

  1. Minute to Win It Games are fast-paced and challenging games. The tasks must be completed in one minute.
  2. Some games are team games and some only require one player
  3. Once the game is set up, the timer should be set to 1 minute and the host yells go!
  4. Players have one minute to complete the task. If they mess up, the timer does not stop. They have to start over and try again
  5. Award points for completing the games
  6. Award a bonus point for the team or player that completes it in the least amount of time (This helps with tiebreakers)
  7. In the end, tally the points and award the players their prize

What are good prizes for Minute To Win It Games?

  1. The pride of winning the game
  2. A candy bar
  3. A trophy
  4. A ribbon – homemade or ordered
  5. Money!

Do you need a lot of room for Minute To Win It Games?

  1. Some of the games require an open space for racing, but most are performed on a table surface

What Kind of Supplies are needed for Minute To Win It Games?

  1. Most supplies can be found around the house
  2. Examples are, rubber bands, plastic cups, plates, ping pong balls, pencils, paper clips, paper, balloons, tissue, soda cans, and more easy to find items

Can you play Minute To Win It Games outside?

  1. Almost all of the games can be played outside
  2. The surface is the important part of Minute To Win It Games – you’ll need a table top and sometimes a hard floor (a sidewalk would do in most cases)

Finally, Here’s Minute To Win It Game Number 1 for this post…

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 YANK IT DOWN!

Also Called YANK ME

Difficulty Level – 1 (easy)

Here’s a quick video to see how we played this game…

(1 player per team)

  • You’ll need plastic cups and index cards (4 x 6 inch)  for each player – We decided that 4 cups plus 3 pieces of cardstock makes this game DOable
  • The players – in one minute – have to stack the cups just right so they center on the paper

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  • Then, they have to pull the paper out from between the cups, so the cups collapse onto each other!

Minute To Win It Game 2

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Back Flip

Difficulty Level – 5 (hard) but can be modified for little kids

Here’s a quick video

You’ll Need:

  • Set 6 stools out with 2 pencils on each stool

To play:

  • Players will try to – in 1 minute – grab 2 pencils, steady on the back of the hand, flip them up and catch them
  • Then, quickly move to the next stool adding 2 more pencils each time and perform the same activity – finally, ending in 12 pencils total

For younger kids…

  • This one you’ll have to be super fast, and have really good reflexes for
  • Grab 2 pencils per player
  • Give them more if they are successful at 2
  • Have the players hold them on the backs of their hands
  • Set the timer for 1 minute, and Go!
  • The player that can successfully toss the most in the air in under 1 minute wins this round

Minute To Win It

Game 3

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Tilt A Cup
(2 players from each team)

Difficulty Level: 1

Here’s a short video showing how to play the game…

  • You’ll need for each team – 6 plastic cups, and 6 + ping pong balls (you’ll want several in reserve because a lot will fall onto the floor)
  • Players have to get on opposite sides of the table
  • One player holds the 6 stacked cups and the other has the balls
  • IN 1 MINUTE – Player 1 will bounce the ball on to the table, toward the other player – 1 at a time, while player 2 tries to catch it in the cup
  • Once the ball is caught in the cup, player 2 takes that cup (with the ball still in it) and moves it to the bottom of the cup stack in their hand to catch the second ball

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  • Repeat until all 6 balls are in the cups – 1 ball per cup!
  • The cups get a little wobbly toward the end and start to TILT

For younger kids:

  • When my kids were younger we found that using 4 cups was just the right amount before frustration levels set in

Minute To Win It

Game 4

minute to win it kerplink

Kerplink or Kerplunk

Difficulty Level – 2

minute to win it kerplink or kerplunk game

You’ll need:

  • A punch bowl or large bowl filled with water
  • 3 plastic cups to float in the water
  • marbles – several

How do you play Kerplink or Kerplunk?

  1. In less than 60 seconds, bounce marbles off of a table and into all 3 cups floating in the bowl of water
  2. If the marble lands in a cup, you’ll be rewarded with a kerplink sound – If it lands in the water then you’ll hear kerplunk

 

Game 4 – alternative for younger kids (level 1)

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KerPlunk!
(1 player per team)

  • You’ll need some short glasses filled halfway with water and 1 or more ping pong balls for each player

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  • In 1 Minute! Players will bounce the ping pong ball onto the table, so it bounces up and into the water

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  • We did it until 1 ball was floating in the water. Make it more challenging by requiring 2 or more balls to land in the water
  • Our cups were set at 21 inches and 26 inches (to the center of the cup) away from the edge of the table

Minute To Win It

Game 5

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Full of Hot Air!
(2 players per team)

Difficulty Level 1

  • You’ll need 1 balloon and 4 ping pong balls, and 1 plastic cup per team

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  • In 1 minute! Player 1 will blow the balloon up and use the air from the balloon to blow the balls over to player 2 who will catch them in a cup!

Minute To Win It

Game 6

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Hanky Panky or Let It Snow! – whichever. 🙂
(1 player per team)

  • You’ll need 1 large Kleenex box per player
  • In 1 minute players must pull Kleenex out  -1 at a time! – from the box
  • The first one to empty the box wins!

Minute To Win It

Game 7

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Separation Anxiety
(1 player per team)

  • You’ll need assorted candies and a cup per team
  • optional: 1 sorting tray per player
  • Players (in 1 minute) will need to sort out the candy onto a tray or onto the table
  • Don’t let the players dump the candy out. That makes it too easy

Minute To Win It

Game 8

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Stack it!
(1 player per team)

  • You’ll need 6 plastic cups and 3 paper plates per player
  • In 1 minute, players will need to stack the cups and paper plates like the above picture

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Game 9

minute to win it game this blows

This Blows!

Difficulty Level – 1

This Blows Game

Here’s what you’ll need for This Blows!

  • 15 (16 oz.) Plastic Solo Cups per team – or use the same cups if taking turns
  • Long table or countertop

Setting up for the game:

  • *Modify the number of cups and the length the kids or adults have to knock them off the table as needed to make it more or less challenging
  • Set up the cups on the edge or center of the table
  • Place deflated balloons out for each player

How to Play This Blows!

  1. In under 60 seconds, fill your balloon with air
  2. Release the air towards the cups – knocking them off of the surface
  3. Keep refilling the balloon as many times as needed to blow cups off of the surface

More Minute To Win It Games, below…

Happy Holidays!

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If you are looking for even more fun and easy Minute To Win It GamesHere’s the link!

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you, Melissa for Yhe Minute to Win It ideas. I am a grandmother who has been racking her brain for some great ideas for my grandson’s birthday party!

  2. Thanks So Much!!! We used the games at our children church Christmas Party!

  3. Sheila Agnew

    I can’t seem to locate your book. It looks so fun. Every year at Christmas our family plays minute to win it games. We have a 6 and 8 year old who plays with the adults.
    Your idea’s are perfect for our family.

    Should your book be on amazon? I couldn’t find it for some reason.
    Sheila

    • Hi Shiela! Unfortunately, I have not written a book yet. That is something on my “to do” list. Maybe your comment will give me the push I need to finally get one done and on Amazon. 🙂 The best that I can do for now is offer you all of the fun Minute To Win It Games on the site. We’ve tested the games with kids in mind. The ones that bombed or were too frustrating, we changed to fit kids or shelved them for a later time. Hopefully you’ll be able to find many fun Minute To Win It Games here on the site to play with the kids.

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