"Minute to Win It" Games for Kids

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These simple game ideas add instant fun to any Sunday School class or Children’s Church lesson. Scroll down for a list of games or watch the demonstration video below.

Video Examples: 50 Minute to Win It Games for Kids

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50 Minute to Win It Games for Kids from Shawn Howell

How to Play a Minute To Win It Game: Set a timer for one minute and complete the task. Whoever complete the task first is the winner! You might also enjoy learning 3 NEW ways to play Tic Tac Toe: https://youtu.be/R6wg5snxnB8

50 Easy Minute to Win it Games?

  1. Pencil Flip 0:33
  2. Sticky Forehead 1:20
  3. Peeps Stack 2:06
  4. Sticky Window 2:31
  5. Marshmallow Chopsticks 3:22
  6. Flamingo 3:57
  7. Nose Cotton Ball Drop 5:23
  8. How Many Can You Eat 5:56
  9. Peeps Bucket Toss 6:59
  10. Catch Them In Your Mouth 7:31
  11. Egg Chomp 8:59
  12. Bucket Toss 9:48
  13. Jelly Bean Line Up 10:28
  14. Draw On Your Head 11:29
  15. Cookie Face 12:02
  16. Jelly Bean Sort 12:31
  17. Card Toss 12:49
  18. Toss It On Top 13:08
  19. Jelly Bean 4 Square 13:22
  20. Tipsy Can 14:19
  21. Breakfast Puzzle 16:22
  22. Wipe Out 16:52
  23. Bucket Ball Toss 17:15
  24. Lucky Chopsticks 17:45
  25. Oreo Stack Up 18:32
  26. Arm Candy 19:13
  27. Heart On the Line 20:32
  28. M&M Sort 21:07
  29. Shovel the Hearts 22:15
  30. Cupid’s Bow 23:00
  31. Flip It In 23:47
  32. Blow It 24:52
  33. Pick Up Your Heart 25:04
  34. Sort By Color 25:40
  35. Balance On Top 26:19
  36. Suck It Up 27:48
  37. Ball Drop 28:48
  38. Reindeer Nose 29:57
  39. Reindeer Challenge 31:17
  40. Candy Cane Challenge 31:53
  41. Hook the Tree 32:13
  42. Fishing for Candy Canes 32:37
  43. Cherries in the Snow 32:56
  44. Don’t Eat the Stems 33:30
  45. Melt the Ice 34:15
  46. Stack of Hearts 35:03
  47. Snowball Fling 36:10
  48. Cheeto Head 37:21
  49. Countdown 37:48
  50. Card Sort 38:20
Minute To Win It Games for kids
Kids Games for Children’s Church

Do you need an icebreaker of sorts for your next children’s event?  Minute To Win It games are great ways to begin an event, engage a crowd of children, and ramp up excitement.  All of the games are played with easily accessible household items, so they are easy to prepare and of no cost to your ministry.

If you play one of these games, you want the child to be successful.  You also want the crowd to heap encouragement on the player, so lead the students likewise.  If you sense a child is not going to make it in the designated time period, help them out.  More challenging games can be interspersed for adults to win or lose (the sillier the better).  Have “Thank you for playing prizes” as rewards (whether they win or lose).  Have fun!  “You’ve got 60 seconds!”

More Minute To Win It Games for Kids

Bucket Head:  Catch three balls in a bucket on top of your head.

Defying Gravity:  Keep two balloons in the air.

Breakfast Scramble:  Assemble the front of a cereal box that has been cut into eight pieces.

Dizzy Mummy:  Unroll a small roll of toilet paper with 360 degree spins of the arm.  (You may need to unravel some first to make it an attainable task.)

Elephant March:  Knock over bottles using a baseball bat hanging from panty hose worn on the head.

Tissue Toss:  Using both hands, empty a tissue box.

Play it By Ear:  Place five cans with varying quantities of pennies in the correct order.  (With a sharpie, place the numbers on the bottom.)

Separation Anxiety:  Separate a pile of 25 multicolored chocolate candies into five separate containers in a set color order.

Candelier:   Stack four layers of cans, with paper plates in between.

Tweeze Me:  Players use tweezers to relocate five Tic Tacs from one bowl to another.

Have you utilized Minute To Win It games in your children’s ministry?

NBC provides used to provide a list of Minute To Win It games on their website.  The following games are adaptations for children to play at home or in children’s church.  Each game listed here provides a challenge for kids, but should be within their realm of development and skill, particularly for grades third through sixth.  You may want to adapt as necessary for younger children.

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