Inside: Minute to Win It Games for Kids at School.

When it comes to learning and school, sometimes our little ones can lose track quickly. I mean who can blame them, right? I know for me, I always learn something so much easier when I can make it fun. Setting the tone of the school day can be so important, which is why I love the idea of incorporating these super quick, and wildly fun Minute to Win It Games for Kids at School.

It is such a great way to take brain breaks and get them to move around for a few minutes and let out that energy. Plus they can still be learning while planning!

Minute to Win it games are quick 60-second games that let kids compete against each other in fun challenges. Balloon games for kids, string games and races are some of my favorites for the classroom – check out the full list below.

Minute to Win it Games for Kids at School

Minute to Win It Games for Kids at School

Marshmallow Windstorm: Use masking tape to create a line down the middle of a table. Place teams on either side with a large stack of marshmallows and one straw for each player. Students must blow as many marshmallows as they can across the line within a minute. This will make for hilarious photo ops as students discover how difficult it is to blow through a straw.

Puzzle Mania: Divide into teams and give players one minute to work together to complete a simple puzzle. Take advantage of this activity to focus on themes from current classroom lessons or the time of year. Make your own puzzles by pasting copies of select pictures on cardboard then cutting shapes.

Classroom minute games for Kids at School

Ring Around the Classmate: Using hula hoops or pool floats, create a human ring toss. Divide players into teams of two standing at least five feet apart. Players attempt to get the most rings (hoops or floats) around their partners as possible within one minute.

Bottle-to-Bottle: Fill one 2-Liter bottle with anything — pasta, rice, marbles, cereal, mini-marshmallows, etc. Players must try to transfer one bottle’s contents into another bottle. Whoever can transfer the most within the minute will win. Trust us: There will be a ton of spillage, so avoid liquid.

Energy Busting Minute to Win It Game for Kids at School

Pop the Confetti: Player must pop all five balloons in the allotted time using just their hands (so no teeth, feet, bum, etc.) while wearing heavy winter gloves.

Bottle Flip: Toss the water bottle in the air and make it land upright. The first player to achieve these wins, or whoever does it the most in one-minute wins.

Energy easy games for back to school

Don’t Drop the Ball: Teams of two to four have one minute to keep a miniature basketball in the air while shooting it through mini hoops. The ball cannot touch the ground after it goes through the hoop. The team who makes the most baskets without dropping the ball wins.

Tissue Teamwork: Give each team member a straw and a piece of tissue paper. Have team members stand in line and pass the tissue by blowing it with the straw only. Whichever team gets the farthest without dropping it wins.

Classroom Minute to Win It Games for Kids

Rollin’ Away: Divide students into teams and give each team a toilet paper roll. One person holds the roll while the other carefully unroll it without tearing it. The first team to successfully unroll the entire roll in one-minute wins!

M&M Matchmaking: Give each player a large pile of assorted M&Ms and corresponding colored cups. In one minute, see who can match the most M&Ms to the correct cup. The person with the smallest pile at the end wins.

Classroom Game Ideas minute to win it

Word Shout: A teacher or volunteer provides each player with a word and they must shout out as many rhyming words as they can within one minute. The player to say the most rhyming words in a minute wins!

More Fun Game Ideas You’ll Love

  • Easy to Play Board Games for 3-Year-Olds – I love a fun game night! Everything about it, the fun, giggles, and a little friendly competition. Games are my favorite form of entertainment, for rainy day stay ins or even when mama needs a few moments to relax, I LOVE setting the kids up around a fun board game to play. Check out this great compilation of the best board games for 3-year-old! Keeping those little hands busy and hearts happy is really the goal, am I right?
  • Toddler Birthday Party Games – Nothing is sweeter than a fun birthday celebration, we are FIRM believers in that around here, add toddlers to that mix and talk about a good time! Planing a party for your little ones can be difficult. I mean toddlers are notorious for having their own STRONG opinions and put 10 of them in a room together and things could get dicey. But these fun toddler birthday party game ideas are sure to make your next toddler birthday bash go a little smoother. Plus let’s be honest they are all there for the cake.
  • Reading Games for New Readers – New readers can be “challenging,” to say it nicely, but it can also be a fun and exciting time to help those little brains grow and learn. Make learning to read fun with these fun reading games for new readers. They are full of exciting activities and great learning techniques to ensure those kiddos learn the best way possible!