Minute-to-Win-It Games

Block Stack

Have each player balance a plate on his/her head and try to stack five blocks on top of the plate.

5 blocks &

1 plate per player

Cookie Monster

Have everyone place a cookie on their forehead. Give everyone one minute to get the cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using their hands.

Large cookies

Defy Gravity

Using only one hand, players must keep two balloons from touching the ground for one minute. For a more challenging game, increase the amount to three balloons per player (and use different colored balloons for each player to make it easy to differentiate!).


Don’t Blow the Joker

Place a deck of cards (with the Joker on the bottom) on top of a glass container. When the minute starts, have the player gently blow the cards off of the bottle until he/she gets to the Joker. The player that blows all of the cards off of the bottle except for the Joker in under a minute wins!

Deck of cards

Glass container

Elephant March

Line up a bottles of water in a line. Put a baseball or tennis ball inside of a pair of stockings and have the player put the top of the stockings over his/her head. he player has one minute to swing the stockings (containing the ball) and knock over each of the water bottles.

Bottles of water


Tennis ball

Noodle Pick-up

Place six uncooked pieces of penne pasta near the edge of a table. Give the player an uncooked spaghetti noodle to hold in his/her mouth and use to try and pick up the penne noodles. This is much harder than it sounds!

Uncooked penne pasta

Uncooked spaghetti noodles

Rubber Band Rip

Hang a full toilet paper roll on a rod so that it is suspended off of the ground. Attach an empty soda can to the bottom to the end of the roll to help weigh it down. Give the player some rubber bands and have him/her shoot the rubber bands at the toilet paper roll to break the paper. This can be played individually or in teams.

Full toilet paper rolls

Soda cans

Rubber bands

Stack the Cups

Set out a stack of 36 plastic disposable cups. Have the player make a pyramid stack using all the cups and then return them into the original stack position in 1 minute!

36 Solo plastic cups