Minute to Win it Games with Leah!! (LOTS OF PICTURES!)


Leah and I had so much fun yesterday and I couldn’t wait to share some photos of the event!!!  I’ve been spending so little time with kids lately that I’ve had little inspiration for this blog, so I’m really excited to share my latest!  And I am watching Leah for 3 days this week so there is sure to more coming!  WooHoo!  Anyway- First step, I completely cleared out our kitchen floor- moved table, chairs, trash can, and rugs and gathered all of our props.   

Each game was worth 10 points if accomplished in one minute, 5 points if accomplished but in more than one minute.  I typed up a simple goal thermometer for Leah to color in as we earned points.  It had marked points with different prizes and a list of the games for her to choose the order from.

I didn’t get photos of all of our games- especially the ones we did as a team, which is sad because these were our favorites by far!  So I decided to share the Blue Prints of those games instead 🙂

Iron Board Man

Ready Spaghetti

This is the first game I took pictures of- its called Stick To It- one player bounces ping pong balls to the other that they catch with lint rollers- 3 balls must be caught on each roller in one minute to win it!

Apparently we were both too excited to hold the camera still 😉

This next game is called Candy Elevator and Leah fount it very challenging.  I just didn’t like the burning rope feeling on the backs of my ears!  Tie string around two pencils. Loop string around your ears and pull down to lift 3 candies on pencils up into your mouth.  Leah was a great sport about it.

Get Forked was one of those games I’d heard about before.  I knew it would be really hard for both of us, so we bent the rules a bit and Leah and I were allowed to start a bit closer to the 2 forks (supposed to be only one…but it was hard!).  In all honesty, I’m not completely sure that made it easier!  After about 15 minutes of rotating 1 minute of throwing quarters at these two blasted forks we both managed to land quarters in the right spots 🙂

This one was much easier than I expected!  Pass a tic-tac through a space in a balanced tennis racquet into a cup.  Leah made it in her first minute!

Yikes this one was hard!  And frustrating!  But we were determined to get our full 10 points so we pressed on and finally (after some rule breaking of shifting erasers closer to center) the marble stayed on track!  Oh…the track is made of sections of staples pointy side up!

Goal:  Stack 5 (ok…rules say 6 but 5 was what I had) dice on a Popsicle stick in your mouth and hold for 3 seconds.  Took about 10 tries but she did it!

Blow Ball:  Fill a pizza pan with ping pong balls (it stated out with about 50 balls on it) and blow off all but the 3 marked ones.  Leah made it in literally 59 seconds- 1 second to spare!  I particularly loved the dogs going crazy over the balls as they fell from the pan 🙂

Flip Your Lid.  Leah was a pro at this one.  It took her about 5 tries and 30 seconds to flip a cup onto the bottle.  Amazing!

This was Card Ninja.  Throw a card into a watermelon so it sticks for 3 seconds.

It took  nearly the whole deck but she did it!  Way more challenging than I thought to get a card to fly straight!

Leah earned 145 points which earned her a trip to Pirate’s Cove (water park) in Denver on Thursday!!!  Can’t wait!!!  Pictures sure to follow 🙂

Beware:  If I watch your kids anytime in the near future, there is a GOOD chance I will try to incorporate some of these super fun games!


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  1. Oooo, looks like you guys had a BLAST! I love incorporating Minute-To-Win-It games into parties too. Last year for the kick-off party for the women’s bible study, we did a few (the one were you move an Oreo from your eye to your mouth using only your face muscles and another where you had to empty a tissue box one tissue at a time with one hand and another called Junk in the Trunk where you tie an empty tissue box filled with ping pong balls to your booty and shake that thang!). It was so fun and so funny! Great idea for using it for kids!

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