Minute To Win It Games are great family fun, perfect for children and adults, and can be played at any party or big group get-together. It is also easy to come up with new variations of games – you can find great ideas all over the internet.
If you are looking for more silly ways to have fun at a party, try the Newlywed Game or Would You Rather. These family games are perfect for a game night. And if you have a break in the conversation, you are sure to get a laugh with one of these kids jokes.
Minute To Win It Games
Minute To Win It Supplies
Here is a list of supplies you will need for these five games below… (you probably have a lot of these items already):
- Cookies (store bought work best for stacking)
- Straws (we love the fun striped ones pictured below)
- Ping pong balls
- Red cups
Easy Minute To Win It Games For Kids
This game is harder than it sounds, which makes it a total classic minute to win it game. Kids love it because it’s hilarious to both play and watch, and you get to eat a cookie in the process of playing. It really doesn’t get any better than that, right?
To play, simply have a player sit in a chair and lean their head back. Now place a cookie on a player’s forehead, and start a timer or stopwatch if you wish. The goal is to move the cookie from your forehead down into your mouth using only your facial muscles, all in under 1 minute. No hands!
Stack it Up
Suck them up
Scoop it up
More Minute to Win it Games for fun!
Keep It Up
Have an individual or a team keep a balloon afloat for one minute by only using their heads, toes, etc. or whatever rule you make up. When the balloon touches the ground, they’re out of the game. The last person or team with a balloon afloat wins. This game is also called Defying Gravity – you call it whatever you want!
Junk in the Trunk
Attach a pedometer onto the head of each player and have them move their head back and forth quickly to achieve as many “steps” as possible before the timer runs out. Talk about ridiculous fun – I felt a little dizzy after trying this one but the kids couldn’t get enough of it.
Players bounce a ping pong ball off the wall and into a bucket. Whoever has the most balls in the bucket at the end wins. It’s a simple concept, but it takes a little finesse to be good at it. Watch your kids slam the ping pong balls at first thinking that’s the way to get it done – so funny!
Minute to Win it Games for Groups
Minute to win it team building exercises can be a great way to improve workplace relations. These games ideas are great for big groups with players taking turns going head to head.
Wrap it up
One person on each team gets mummified by streamers, toilet paper, wrapping paper, or whatever else you want to use. The player can stand in place, or rotate while their teammates or partner wrap them.
Bottle to Bottle
In this game, one 2-liter bottle is filled with small cereal or candy pieces like jelly beans. Then another bottle is taped to the top, and players must shake the pieces from one bottle into another, like a crazy hourglass.
In this game, players stack iron nuts or other small objects on top of each other using only a pair of chopsticks.
Here’s another plastic cups minute to win it game. Set out a large number of cups (20 to 25 cups) and put a sticker on the bottom of one. Now fill them all partly full of water – the fuller the cups, the harder this game is! A player must lift one cup at a time to find the sticker.
Here’s a fun minute to win it party game idea for New Year’s Eve! Fill boxes with different numbers of bells. A player shakes each box and has to decide how many bells are in each one. They must place the boxes in order. Christmas jingle bells work great for this game.