Monday, April 4, 2016

Family Ministry on a Shoe-String - Summer Minute to Win It!

I love Lindsey Whitney's ideas for "Minute to Win It" for church and her Summer Edition gives even more ideas to help you hold your own "Minute to Win It" at your church! As I wrap up my, "Family Ministry on a Shoe-String" ideas, I thought I'd share this post again with you. You will notice Lindsey's post was written when the TV show was a current show, but if you google "Minute to win it games", you'll find quite a few links with directions for games.

Thank you Lindsey for allowing me to re-post these articles from your site - Growing Kids Ministry. Please be sure to take a minute to check her site for more excellent ideas for your ministry!

Check these great summer themed games from NBC’s Minute to Win It. I like the new team approach. 

  • Hoop De Loop: Roll Hula Hoops towards soda bottles in an attempt to loop three of them.  This would be a great game if you have LOTS of hula hoops laying around.  Otherwise, those buggers are expensive.  You could also go with the traditional ring toss on this one and use diving rings; which come in packs and are cheaper.
  • High as a Kite: Contestant wears a hat with a kite attached and then has to run in a circle in order to keep kite up in the air.  Excuse me while I laugh my head off!  Talk about a torturous task!  I’m sure a minute never seemed so long to the sorority sister on this week’s show! Good one as far as simplicity is concerned, but I can see kids refusing to do it or getting tired after say… 12 seconds.  Your call!
  • Spare Me(Team Game) Contestants drop marbles into the top of a pool noodle and then try to aim the other end in order to knock down 5 pieces of chalk placed across the playing arena.  Simple enough to set up and play, but if your church is anything like mine, the elderly will be cruising through the kids play area about 10 minutes after Kid’s Club is over and I just don’t want to take any chances with all those marbles rolling around.  However, if your old people are especially agile, you might want to try it out!
  • Tilt-A-Cup: Catch a ping pong ball in the top cup of a 6-cup stack, after bouncing it off the ground.  Take bottom cup from the stack and place it on top of stack (it will be sitting on the ping pong ball). Repeat until all the cups are filled with balls.  (Level One game).  Simple.  Pretty easy.  Perfect for kids!

Once again, thank you Lindsey for these great ideas and for allowing me to re-post them here for my readers! What do you think of these summer games?

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