Minute to Win it- Summer Kick off



My girls and I decided to kick off the summer Minute to Win it style.  It was so much fun!!  They invited 10 of their friends and I planned 7 different games.  Everyone didn’t know each other so we started the party off by playing 2 games where they had to work together as a group.

Hula Hoop Pass-  Everyone joined hands in a big circle and had to step through the hula hoop and get it around the circle without letting go of each other hands.  We did this a few different times and I timed them to see if they could go faster.

Over Under Relay- I divided them up into 2 groups of 5.  I gave each group a big balloon (beach balls would be fun too) and had them line themselves up.  The first person had to pass the balloon over their head to the person behind them and that person had to pass it under their legs to the next and so on.  Since I only had 5 people in each group I had them pass the balloon back up to the starting person.

Before the girls got there, I put every one’s name into a bucket and had the girls pick a partner.  They had to come up with a team name and decorate a small size poster.  These were hung on the Score board wall and used to keep score.  The winning team got 2 points and the second place team got 1 point. For all the Minute to Win it games we had 5 groups of 2.

Kleenex Throw- This one is so fun to watch.  With one hand, the girls had to empty a tissue box one Kleenex at a time.  Which ever team empties it first, wins.

Shake It- Once they emptied 5 boxes of Kleenex we put string through the boxes and had the girls hold them around their waists.  I put 6 ping pong balls in each and played some music.  They had to dance as wildly as possible and try to get all the balls out of their box first.  This was definitely a favorite!

Cheetos Toss- I gave one girl from each team a shower cap and put shaving cream all over it.  I gave her partner a bucket of Cheetos.  She had to throw the Cheetos and try to get as many of them to stick on the shower cap in a minute.   I also made them wear goggles just for fun!

Chocolate Unicorn-  One girl got on her knees and held her head back.  Her partner had to stack as many Oreos on her forehead as possible in a minute. If they fell, they had to start over.

Toe Fishing-  This one sounded fun but bombed!  I put a bunch of Swedish fish into a cooler of water.  The teams worked together to fish as many out with their feet in a minute.  The first team did great but as time went on the fish got slimier and slimier making it harder to fish out.  If I do it again I will use marbles.

This was such a fun party and there are tons more ideas online for summer ideas.





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