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Minute to Win It Game Night – Winter Time Fun!

on January 7, 2013

Last weekend we had planned to go tubing, but the tubing park was not open (despite the fact that we seem to have plenty of snow and it is freezing). It was the end of my two weeks of vacation from work and also the end of my children’s winter break. We wanted to have some fun!

This pin gave me some inspiration:

minutetopin

My kids love Minute to Win it, and the website has tons of excellent games that you can play with props that you have around the house or that you can get from the dollar store. I went to the Minute to Win It website and selected six games for us to play.

We created a chart to score the games. We gave one point to anyone who completed the game within the one minute time period and another point to the person who finished the task in the shortest time.

The six games we selected were:

A Bit Dicey: Put a popsicle stick in your mouth and balance six dice on it.

Bottoms Up: Players stand in the middle of four empty pop cans with a yo-yo hanging from the back of a belt around their waist; they use the yo-yo to knock over the cans.

Breakfast Scramble: Assemble the front of a cereal box that has been cut into 16 even pieces.

Face the Cookie: Using only your face, move an Oreo from your forehead to your mouth.

Egg Roll: Move four eggs across the floor and into a target area by fanning the eggs with an empty pizza box.

Defying Gravity: Tap three air-filled balloons to keep them off the ground.

Chocolate Unicorn: While leaning back, stack seven chocolate snack cakes on your forehead.

We invited a couple of friends, made lasagna, and Let the Games Begin!

First up was A Bit Dicey. About half the contestants were able to stack the dice. My daughter Kaelin was first up:

dicey

Bottoms Up was fairly easy. Everyone was able to finish in the 60 seconds. Our friend Courtney finishes the challenge:

Bottoms

Being one of the last to play was a definite advantage when playing Breakfast Scramble. Thank goodness I waited!

breakfast

Face the Cookies was difficult. The only person able to complete it was my daughter Kaelin. She finished it in two seconds by basically flicking it into her mouth. The rest of us failed miserably. But, we got to eat Oreos, which redeemed this challenge.

Chocolate Unicorn was also a favorite because it involved delicious chocolate baked goods. Fortunately, though still difficult, it was easier than the Oreo game. Our friend Kelsie succeeded marvelously.

chocolate

We had to cancel Egg Roll because first of all, we found that no one was going to be able to get four eggs into the target in a minute. Secondly, the one egg we decided to use broke. So if you’re going to try this one, hard boil the egg. My son’s forceful use of the pizza carton was just no match for the fragile egg.

eggroll

Love the action hair!

Next up: Defying gravity. This challenge was something that was hit or miss with the contestants. A few were able to accomplish it, but many went down in defeat (including me, unfortunately).

My son Austin was the champion with eight points, but the scores were very close. The beauty of the games was that everyone specialized in something.

We all had a great time. Next time you’re bored and looking for something fun to do, try Minute to Win It!

Until next time, happy pinning!

Shelly

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