Minute To Win It # 2

Minute to Win It Family Night

We are enjoying playing Minute To Win It family games.  We recently invited another family and a few gaming friends to join us in our challenge.  Nothing like a few friends to giggle with as we compete in these silly challenges!  We Played Bite me and Junk in the Trunk.  Both games were a huge hit producing lots of giggles.

Bite Me ~ minute to win it game

The challenge was to pick up 5 paper bags cut at varying heights using only our mouths and place them on a table.  Flexibly and short legs were a huge advantage for this game;)  Nothing like late night games in pj’s with friends.

Bite Me Supplies:

  • 5 paper bags cut at varying heights ~ cut to the sizes of 10″, 8″, 6″, 4″, and 2″.
  • A one minute timer or stopwatch
  • Low Table

How to Play:

Place the bags, open and standing, on the floor leaving about 4′ between each bag.  Have a low table near by to place the bags on.  When the timer starts, start with the tallest bag, bending to pick it up with your mouth, then placing it on the table.  Make sure to only use your mouth, no hands!  Continue with the rest of the bags, working from tallest to shortest.  Once all the bags are on the table your task is complete.

Make sure that your knees or hands don’t touch the floor!  That is what makes this game so difficult.

Bree has amazing flexibility, so for her this game was a breeze.  As for the rest of us, well let just say I won’t be posting any photos of anyone over nine:)  We were all rolling with laughter, and with only one nose plant I would definitely call this game a hit!

Junk in the Trunk ~ minute to win it game

The challenge was to tie an empty Kleenex box around your waist and fill your “trunk” with 8 ping-pong balls.  Wiggle, wiggle and wiggle some more until the box is empty.  I still love listening to the kids chant…”you have a minute to win it in 3, 2, 1 go!”

Junk in the Trunk Supplies:

  • Kleenex box
  • Belt
  • Duct tape
  • 8 ping pong balls

Our “Junk in the Trunk” box was simply constructed.  We emptied out all the Kleenexes and removed the plastic window from the box.  Chuck cut slits on each side of the box large enough to slip a canvas belt through.  The corners were reinforced with duct tape.

How to Play:

The player puts on the belt and box contraption, making sure that the box is resting just above their backside. Place all 8 ping pong balls in the box. When the one-minute timer begins, jump, wiggle and shake trying to remove all eight of the balls out of the box. Complete the task before the timer runs out.

I loved watching everyone’s different “wiggle” style.  The quickest finish was 4 seconds!  Now that’s some serious wiggling!

I love that face, pure joy and concentration!  The kids are eager to have another Minute to Win It game night.  We would love to hear if you have any fun family night games that your family loves!

For more Minute to Win It Games, check out our:

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