I am working on putting together a Minute to Win It themed games night for our church’s Awana program this year. We added a special Minute to Win It themed game nights for our 3rd-6th grade girls and 3rd through 6th grade boys. I’ve always wanted to try out these games, but our clubs (and game times) run between 50-60 up to 100 or so kids, and these games don’t work well in that setting. Instead, for our Minute to Win It game night, I plan to pick a handful of the games and set them up around the auditorium. The kids will be able to practice them as they wish, and then we will do competitions throughout the night for prizes, etc. Fortunately, there is no lack of information out there from other people who have undertaken similar projects. Here is a sampling of what I’ve found thus far:
- Minute to Win It: Summer Edition
- How We Tweak Minute to Win It Games for kidmin.
- Group games tips and ideas – part 2
- Minute to Win It!
- More Minute to Win It for Church
- More Minute to Win It for Church (part 2)
- Minute to Win It Office Edition
- TIPS ON PLAYING MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES
- Minute to Win It Games for Children’s Ministry
Youth Leader Stash has done individual entries on a number of the games. Here they are:
- LEAP SPOON
- TRIPLE PONG PLOP
- PAPER DRAGON
- ON THE NOSE
- BOTTOMS UP
- HUMAN TURBINE
- HANKY PANKY // TISSUE ISSUES
- CLEAR FOR LANDING
- TISSUE ISSUES / HANKY PANKY
- BITE ME
- KEEP IT UP
- EGG ROLL
- PLAYING CARD NINJA
- MOVING UP
- FACE THE COOKIE
- BUCKET HEAD
- BOUNCE THIS
You can find the official listing of games, along with videos on NBC’s official site: Minute to Win It.
So, has anyone else tried this? What worked? What didn’t? The games aren’t until January, and I’m already excited about it! I plan to share my thoughts, ideas and questions as I move forward in planning these events. If you have any advice, I would love to hear it.