Y’all know that our family loves to play games together. We can turn everything, from board games to ping pong, into a fierce but loving competition. And when we just have a short time together we like to do quick, fast paced challenges. Like they play on Minute to Win It on GSN! Have you seen that show?
The contestants have 60 seconds to complete a challenge using every day household items. We did it one year for our Christmas party and it was a huge hit. Our family likes to play them just anytime we are just hanging out. We enjoy the thrill when every.second.counts.
I decided to play a few the other night with my kids. Some of the younger ones and I pulled some materials together to see what we could come up with. We played three games….Yank Me, What a Racquet and Speed Eraser.
In Yank Me you have 60 seconds to stack four cups upside down with an index card between each cup, then yank the cards out causing the cups to stack as they fall. Once you get them all you win. Most of us could do this pretty easily.
In What a Racquet you have to get a gum ball to land in the very middle square of a tennis racquet. It was hard! If you try this I’d love to hear how it went! I was so tense when I did it I almost went all John MacEnroe. My daughter Hope got the closest of all of us….you can hear how excited we all were!
Our last game was Speed Eraser. You have to bounce pencils by their eraser on the table and get them to land in the cups. It was fun….even little Levi tried his hand at it.
Noah got the best score with 4 pencils in the cups.
It was a great way to spend an hour together! And we’re all looking forward to the new season of Minute to Win It coming out on Tuesday June 25 at 8/7c on GSN. There’s a new host, cutie pie speed skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno. We will get some new ideas for games to play together and, who knows, maybe a few of them will pop up in this year’s Christmas party. For more information, connect with Minute to Win It on Facebook and Twitter and visit the GSN website.
I’m giving away a $100 VISA gift card to one of you for answering this question: Which Minute to Win It game do you like the most, or if you haven’t played…which if the three we played would you like to try? Just leave a comment and you will be entered to win!
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