Minute to Win It Challenge

June 25, 2013

This was probably the most fun post I’ve ever done! Minute to Win It has always been one of my favorite game shows to watch and getting my girls and nieces to do the challenges was exciting, great exercise, and a fun to way keep them all entertained during a hot summer day. I looked through the provided list and thought we wouldn’t be able to do a lot of the challenges since I was working with younger children (and didn’t want to challenge them to something they’d have a lot of trouble doing) but we ended up with a list of great things to try. And boy did they have a BLAST!!

We played 10 games total, split up among the 4 girls. The nice thing is most of the games could easily be played more than once, so if someone else wanted to try, we could do it as many times as we needed.

The 10 we chose were:
Hanky Panky
Baby Rattle
Nose Dive
Noodling Around
Junk in the Trunk
Elephant March
Penny Hose
Breakfast Scramble
Separation Anxiety

This was a HOOT! The kids laughed and cheered and wore themselves out (every Mom’s dream, right?!) trying to outdo each other with each challenge. I was so proud to see them dive in and commit to whatever I asked and to have such a wonderful time together in the process. In no particular order, these were some of our favorite games.

The Breakfast Scramble was fun for them all. We’re a family of puzzle lovers and the girls dove into this one, racing to finish it. Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

The Nose Dive was a huge laugh and one the older girls were familiar with from school.

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

And one figured it was easier to capture as many as once on her nose instead of doing them one by one.

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

I only had 1 box of tissues so my oldest niece won the honor of trying Hanky Panky. And boy did she go for it!

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

Even when she dropped the box on the ground, she never skipped a beat!

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

The very favorite of the day was the Junk in the Trunk.

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

I even got some great videos of the girls shaking it as hard as they could to get the ping pong balls out.

click the links to view the videos
Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It
Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

We will definitely be playing that game more this summer! My girls were exceptionally good at it! The Elephant March was also a big hit among the kids, and they cracked me up with the panty hose on their heads!

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

And lastly, the Baby Rattle challenged them all while sweat rolled down their hot faces!

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

Sew Like My Mom | Minute to Win It

All in all, it took us about an hour and a half for everyone to play all the games. It was a wonderful way to pass the afternoon and they’ve all been asking us to play again!

Does your family enjoy Minute to Win It and their creative games? The fast-paced game is returning to GSN later this month with a new host, Apolo Ohno! The season kicks off Tuesday, June 25th at 8/7c only on GSN.

For more information, connect with Minute to Win It on Facebook and Twitter and visit the GSN website.

In anticipation of the return of Minute to Win It, you can enter to win a $100 Visa gift card! Simply comment on this post and let me know which game your family would enjoy the most.

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136 Responses to “Minute to Win It Challenge”

  1. Jennifer said:

    my family would love stack attack!

  2. Brenda Elsner said:

    We would enjoy playing this blows.

  3. Angela W said:

    My kids would enjoy Junk in the Trunk.

  4. Ellie W said:

    My boys would love the Rapid Fire game!!

  5. Ellie W said:


  6. ky2here said:

    I’m with you and ‘junk in the trunk’.

  7. ky2here said:


  8. Deborah Wallin said:

    Penny Hose

  9. Deborah Wallin said:


  10. Mihaela D. said:

    My family is addicted to Wrap It Up 🙂

  11. Betty C said:

    Junk in the Trunk looks like one for the grandkids.

  12. Betty C said:

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/357397445380018176

  13. Janice Crespo said:

    Baby Rattle and Elephant Head looked fun and easy enough for the young kids – thanks for sharing!

  14. kathy pease said:

    id love to try Junk in the Trunk that sounds fun 🙂

  15. kathy pease said:


  16. angie lilly said:

    Junk in the Trunk looks super fun as you can incorporate music and dancing into this one! LOL

  17. angie lilly said:

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/357515370799693826

  18. susan smoaks said:

    I really think that we would have fun playing Chop Stack (Level 7), they all look like a lot of fun!

  19. Lisa Garner said:

    I think Junk In The Truck looks like a blast and would be a great game for all my children to play.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  20. Lisa Garner said:

    I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/357542849304215552
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  21. Veronica Garrett said:

    We would enjoy Face the Cookie.

  22. thischickwins said:

    penny hose

  23. Erica C. said:

    We’ve had a minute to win it game before at work…was a blast.
    Noodling Around is fun.

  24. Amanda Sakovitz said:

    Id love to play the bottoms up game with my family

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  25. Thomas Murphy said:

    we would like Junk in the Trunk

  26. Thomas Murphy said:


  27. Christian Alejandro said:

    haha Junk in the trunk looks a like a blast!

  28. Christian Alejandro said:

    tweeted! https://twitter.com/lieutcrunch17/status/357613416338305024

  29. Sarah L said:

    I think Jingle in the Trunk would be lots of fun to play.
    Thanks for the contest.

  30. Sarah L said:


  31. Jimmy said:

    I would like to play the Hanky Panky game

  32. Eugenie said:

    Definitely would give Breakfast Scramble a try!

  33. Eugenie said:


  34. Tabathia B said:

    Junk in the truck

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  35. Lee said:

    I tweetred this at https://twitter.com/leedhowell/status/357651742181175297

  36. Tabathia B said:

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/357651762200592384

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