I am a game show addict, and one of my favorite game shows to watch is Minute to Win It. If you've never seen it, basically people try to complete challenges in under a minute. Some of the challenges are easy and others are more difficult. For my contribution to today's Lego Blog Hop, I created Lego Minute to Win It Party Games, perfect for kids to play at a Lego party.
Before I get into the games, here is a quick preview of all of the awesome ideas that are part of this Lego party blog hop! Lego cookies, party favor bags, cupcake toppers, a candy buffet, and even a DIY Lego piñata! I told you they were creative. Make sure to read all the way to the bottom for links to all these Lego inspired DIY party ideas.
I've played Minute to Win It two different ways and you can use the Minute to Win It challenges below in either way. The first is just like the game show, one person tries to complete each challenge in under one minute. For each challenge they complete, they win a prize and if they complete all the challenges, they win a bigger prize. That works well if you have a small group and everyone can have a turn. If you have a bigger group, you can split all of the kids into groups. Then for each challenge, have one person from each group compete at the same time to see who can complete the challenge first. The first team to complete the challenge wins five points, the next team wins three points, etc. You can determine the scoring based on the number of teams that you have. For the next challenge, have another person from each team participate to make sure that each person gets a chance to participate in one challenge. After all of the challenges, whichever team has the most total points wins. I picked up a handful of Lego toys on clearance at Target to use as our prizes.
I've also created a Minute to Win It banner using the Lego font that you can download if you want to use it for your party table. I just cut out the letters and glued them on to red paper to create my banner.
And now for the most important details, the list of challenges that you can use for your games. You can use them all or pick and choose which ones you think work best for you. All of them are Lego inspired and would work for kids of all ages. Except babies and toddlers, please do NOT give them Legos because if they are anything like K, they will eat them.
If you have any additional challenge ideas, please leave a comment and I'll add them to my list! For each of the games below, I've listed out the equipment needed for ONE person to complete the challenge. If you have multiple teams playing at once, you'll need one set for each team. You can use Lego party printables from Bird's Party to color coordinate your different sets, one color per team.
Game: Leaning Tower of Legos
Equipment Needed: Small container filled with Legos - number will depend on ages of your kids
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must build a tower using all of the Legos in the container. If the tower tips over, they must pick it up and continue building.
Game: Tongue Tower
Equipment Needed: Five Legos and one tongue depressor
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must first put a tongue depressor in their mouth then build a tower of five Legos on the tongue depressor (still in their mouth) and balance the Legos for ten seconds.
Game: Pop Goes the Lego
Equipment: Ten blown up balloons with Legos inside
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must pop all of the balloons and build a tower using all ten Legos
Game: Sock the Block
Equipment: Five Lego towers that are placed around the room, across from the participants and rolled up socks
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must throw socks at Lego towers and knock over all five.
Game: Basket of Legos
Equipment: Legos and a basket built out of Legos (can be whatever size you want)
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must toss Legos from behind a line ten feet way into the Lego basket until they make five Legos into the basket.
Game: Lego Spelling Bee
Equipment: Cup full of Legos
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must use all of the Legos in the cup to "write" the word Lego in Legos
Game: Lego to Lego
Equipment: Build a simple Lego structure using various colors of Legos and then fill a container with the exact same pieces needed to build that structure
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must use the Legos in the cup to build a structure that looks the exact same as the one you've already built.
Game: Color by Lego
Equipment: Cup of Legos with five different colors of Legos in it, five empty cups
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must dump out Legos from the cup and sort the Legos by color into the other cups, one color per cup. The player can only sort on Lego at a time.
Game: Elephant March
Equipment: One pair of panty hose, one tennis ball, and five stacks of Legos setup around a room
How to Play: To complete this game, the player must put the tennis ball into the panty hose and then put the panty hose on his head (just on the forehead, not over their face). Using just the swinging of the tennis ball in the panty hose (no hands!), the player must knock over all of the towers.
Game: Lose the Legos
Equipment: One empty tissue box (the large rectangle ones), Duct or masking tape, and a bunch of Legos that should be put into the empty tissue box
How to Play: To complete this game, first the empty tissue box needs to be taped to the rear of the player with the opening facing away from the player. Once the tissue box is taped on, the time will start and the player must shake their rear to get all of the Legos to come out of the tissue box.
As promised, here are some more awesome Lego party ideas to make your Lego party the best ever!