31 Minute to Win Party Games For Kids

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Do you want to engage your little ones in interesting activities and make them physically and mentally active? Then, one minute games are the best idea.

Whether you are a parent or teacher handling a number of active children, you will always need to engage with them. Kids have a very short span of attention. They easily get distracted and bored. One or two games that span over an hour may not help well to retain their attention. You need a number of short span games that can be easily organized.

This article presents the minute to win party games for the children which are fun, easy, and interesting.

31 One Minute Game Ideas for Kids:

Kids love to play with their friends, while at school or at home. Their short span attention makes them feel bored of playing the same game for a while. There are many one minute games that can engage the kids for a long time.

Here are the few minute to win fun and easy games for kids that can be played at the birthday parties or at home.

1. Unwrap The Candies:

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Things Needed:

1. A bunch of candies
2. A pair of gloves
3. A bowl

How To Play:

1. Ask your kids to wear the gloves
2. Ask them to unwrap the candies in the bowl in one minute

2. Stack It Up:

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Things Needed:

1. A lot of coins
2. Flat surface

How To Play:

1. Give each kid a small bowl full of coins
2. Ask them to stack the coins making a tower
3. The one who stacks more coins in one minute without making the tower fall wins the game

3. Cup Stack

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Things Needed:

1. Large sized paper cups
2. Flat surface

How To Play:

1. Ask your kids to stack the cups forming a pyramid.
2. The one who stacks more number of cups in one minute without making the pyramid to fall wins the game.

4. Stack Attack:

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Things Needed:

1. Plastic drinking cups
2. Flat surface

How To Play:

1. Child has to stack the cups to form the pyramid, with eight cups in the base.
2. Once the pyramid is built, the child has to deconstruct it starting with the cup on the top, followed by cups in the diagonal manner from left to right.
3. When the child is left with only one cup, they have to again start constructing the pyramid.
4. The one who constructs and deconstruct the cup as many times as possible wins the game.

5. Pong Scoop:

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In this game kids have to use their teeth instead of hands

Things Needed:

1. Two Trays
2. Ping pong balls
3. A plastic spoon

How To Play:

1. Place the trays side by side
2. Fill the one of the tray with balls
3. The child has to hold the spoon in the mouth and transfer the balls with spoon from one tray to another without using the hands.
4. The one whoever transfers more balls in one minute wins the game.

6. Feather Blow:

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Things Needed:

1. Feathers

How To Play:

1. The children have to blow the feather into the air such that the feather should not touch the body parts
2. The child has to maintain the feather in the air all the time.
3. The one who moves the feather from one end of the room into the bucket placed on the other end of the room wins the game.

7. Straw and Thermocol Game:

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Things Needed:

1. Two bowls
2. Straws
3. Thermocol balls

How To Play:

1. Fill one of the bowl with the thermocol balls.
2. Ask the child to transfer the balls from one bowl to another by sucking it with the straw.
3. The ball will not be continued if it falls outside the container.
4. Make sure that the balls are larger than the diameter of the straw to ensure safety.

8. Movin’ On Up:

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Things Needed:

1. Blue or white cups
2. One red cup

How To Play:

1. Stack all the blue/white cups over the red one.
2. Once all the cups are stacked, remove the cups from the top one by one and place it below the red one.
3. The goal of the game is to bring the red one on to the top.

9. Defy The Gravity:

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Things Needed:

  1. Balloons

How To Play:

1. Blow the balloons in the size of watermelon
2. Allow the kids to throw the balloons in the air and keep using their hands to maintain balloon in the air till one minute.
3. Anyone who drops the balloon to the ground losses the game.

10. Post-It Challenge:

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Things Needed:

1. Post-it notes

How To Play:

1. Ask the child to stick the as many post-it notes as possible all over the partner.
2. The post-it note should not fall off.

11. Matching Easter Eggs:

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Things Needed:

  1. Plastic easter eggs

How To Play:

1. Separate the top and bottom of the easter eggs and scatter them
2. Ask your child to join the top and bottom of the same colored eggs as many as possible in one minute.

12. Tooth Brush and Tooth Paste:

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Things Needed:

1. White and red tooth brushes
2. White and red tooth paste

How To Play:

1. Child has to put the red tooth paste on the white tooth brush, white tooth paste on the red tooth brush.
2. The one who puts the as many tooth brushes as possible with the paste wins the game.

13. Pencil Flakes:

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Things Needed:

1. Colored pencils
2. Sharpner

How To Play:

1. Give the each kid colored pencils, and sharpner.
2. Each kid has to make different colored flowers with the help of pencil flakes
3. The one who is able to make maximum number of flowers wins the game.

14. Pick The Ice

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Things Needed:

1. Ice Cubes
2. Two bowls
3. Knitting needles

How To Play:

1. Place the ice cubes in a bowl.
2. Each kid has to has to pick the ice cubes with the knitting needle and place them in another bowl.
3. The one who picks as many cubes as possible wins the game.

15. Nose Dive:

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Things Needed

1. Cotton balls
2. Vaseline
3. Bowl

How To Play:

1. Apply vaseline on child’s nose.
2. Child has to transfer the cotton balls into the bowl with the help of nose.
3. One should not use hands, however they can shake their head to drop the cotton balls into the bowl.
4. The one who transfers more number of cotton balls wins the game.

16. Cookie Monster:

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Things Needed:

1. Cookies

How To Play:

1. Place the cookie on the kid’s forehead.
2. Kid has to move the move the cookie from the forehead to mouth using facial muscles in one minute.
3. Whoever manages to do this wins the game.

17. Blow Away:

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Things Needed:

1. Balloons
2. Plastic cups

How To Play:

1. Place the cups upside down in order.
2. Kid has to blow the balloon when the timer starts and use the balloon air to knock down the cups.
3. Whoever makes the more number of cups to fall wins the game.

18. Minty Tower:

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Things Needed:

1. Polo or any other flat mint.

How To Play:

1. The kid has to stack the mints one by one to form the tower.
2. Make a vertical long tower and see how long it lasts.
3. Whoever constructs the bigger mint tower wins the game.

19. Spaghetti Words

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Spaghetti is a yummy food when cooked with vegetables and tomatoes. Here is a simple game with spaghetti.

Things Needed:

1. Two packs of spaghetti

How To Play:

1. Divide the kids into teams and give them an uncooked spaghetti and a list of words.
2. The kids have to spell the words using the spaghetti.
3. The team who makes the more words wins the game

20. Back to Back Stand Game:

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How To Play:

1. Make the kids into pairs and allow them to sit down with their hands back to each other.
2. Ask them to lock their arms.
3. Once the timer starts, the kids have to stand up with the locked arms and sit down again.
4. The pair that manages to stand up and sit down with the locked arms wins the game.

21. Thread a Needle:

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Things Needed:

1. Knitting needle, thread or wool.

How To Play:

1. Give each child a thread and needle.
2. The child has to thread the needle as many times as possible.
3. The one with the highest number wins the game.

22. Paper Toss

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Things Needed:

1. Crumpled paper balls
2. Bin or bowl

How To Play:

1. Give each child a crumpled paper and allow him to stand at a certain distance from the bin.
2. The kid has to throw and pick up the same paper ball as many times as possible in one minute.
3. One who can make the number of throws wins the game.

23. Rapid Fire:

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Things Needed:

1. Empty cans
2. Plastic/lightweight balls

How To Play:

1. Arrange the tins in the shape of a pyramid with 6 tins in the base.
2. Allow the kid to stand at least five feet away from the tins.
3. Ask your kid to destroy the complete pyramid structure by throwing balls.
4. The one who destroys a number of pyramids wins the game.

24. Pictionary:

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Things Needed:

1. White drawing sheets
2. Sketch pens

How To Play:

1. Each kid has to draw the picture of their choice on the paper and the other kids has to guess what the picture is
2. This has to be done in one minute.

25. Pass The Egg:

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Things Needed:

1. A few eggs

How To Play:

1. Make the kids stand in a circle
2. Kids have to pass the egg in one minute.
3. The one who left holding the egg at the end of 1 minute is out of the game.

26. Pull and Pluck Game:

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Things Needed:

1. Colored cloth pins

How To Play:

1. Pin the 10-15 different colored clips to each kid’s cloth.
2. Every playing kid has to get the same colored clips from other kids and clip it on their clothes

27. Tie The Rope

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Things Needed:

1. A long rope

How To Play:

1. Give each kid a long rope and ask them to tie as many knots as possible.
2. The one who makes a large number of knots wins the game.

28. Junk In The Trunk

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Things Needed:

1. Empty tissue boxes
2. Ping pong balls

How To Play:

1. Fill the tissue box with ping pong balls and tie it to the waist of each kid.
2. The kids have to shake the ping pong balls out of the box in one minute.
3. The first one to empty their box wins the game.

29. Dicey:

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Things Needed:

1. Popsicle sticks
2. 6 Dice

How To Play:

1. Each kid has to stack six dice on the popsicle stick while holding it in the mouth.

30. The Nut stacker:

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Things Needed:

1. 6 Hexagonal nuts for each kid
2. 10 Chopsticks

How To Play:

1. Each kid has to stack 6 hexagonal nuts on the flat table.
2. The kid has to use a chopstick to pick up and stack the nuts.

31. Ruler and Mints

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Things Needed:

1. Ruler
2. A mint box

How To Play:

1. Attach two mint boxes to the two ends of the ruler, with the open end up
2. Each kid has to hold the ruler with mouth and empty the box by shaking their heads.

Try these simple and funny minute to win games at the birthday parties. One minute games can be played in classrooms to ensure the attention of kids.