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. Prudence W said:

    Elephant March for sure!!!!

  2. Amanda Jimenez Park said:

    Nose dive and hanky panky look fun for my family

  3. Nikki said:

    My boys would love the Elephant March!

  4. Mami2jcn said:

    My kids would enjoy Junk in the Trunk.

  5. Mami2jcn said:


  6. Bonnie said:

    hahaha. the pantyhose on the head is so fun, would love to try that!

  7. Amy said:

    I think the Junk in the Trunk looks fun and would be a blast to watch the family complete.

  8. Elena said:

    We would play Elephant March

  9. Elena said:


  10. Rebecca Ree said:

    I used to make puzzles out of cereal box fronts too and I totally forgot about that! Thanks for the reminder.

  11. Jessica To said:

    I like puzzles so I would like Breakfast Scramble!

  12. Lisa Brown said:

    Face the Cookie is a favorite game.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  13. Lisa Brown said:

    tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/350283420842201089
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  14. Janice Whitaker said:

    Baby rattle challenge looks fun!

  15. Katie K said:

    Junk in the trunk looks hilarious!

  16. Margaret Smith said:

    I think my family would love the Face the cookie game.
    These all look like so much fun.
    Thanks so much.

  17. Margaret Smith said:

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/350393165842362369

  18. Kiara said:

    We would like to play Rapid Fire.

  19. Tamar said:

    I love your post! I am so glad the girls had fun. I really like the Ready Spaghetti challenge.

  20. Cynthia C said:

    Elephant March looks like something that kids would enjoy.

  21. Cynthia C said:


  22. Emily said:

    Hanky panky would be fun for our family.

  23. Kelly D said:

    My kids would love the Junk in the Trunk game, it looks like a lot of fun.

  24. Kelly D said:


  25. HilLesha said:

    Elephant March! :)

  26. Stephanie V. said:

    Love the show and play all the time in this house. hanky panky is our fave game!
    (except now I have Ziploc bags full of tissues)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  27. Tram Le said:

    We would enjoy Noodling Around.

  28. Anastasia said:

    I think the cup stacking game, Stack Attack, would be a big hit with everyone here :)

  29. Anastasia said:

    Tweeted :)https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/350960500126924802

  30. Debra Ford said:

    My kids would like Junk in the Trunk

  31. Suzanne K said:

    they all look like fun, I’ll pick Junk in the Trunk!

  32. steph said:

    junk in the trunk looks fun!

  33. steph said:


  34. Jennifer B said:

    we would love face the cookie

  35. Alexis said:

    I think Junk in the Trunk would definitely be the favorite here. They all look like a blast!

  36. Jessie C. said:

    we would love Junk in the Trunk game.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  37. Jessie C. said:


  38. Carolyn G said:

    We love to play games

  39. Shauntea Crutcher said:

    My family would enjoy Rapid Fire the most.

  40. sandra said:

    the stack attack game

  41. Sarah Hirsch said:

    we would enjoy noddling around

  42. Merle M said:

    we like Sportcraft

  43. Merle M said:


  44. stephanie said:

    Elephant March

  45. stephanie said:

    tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/351780524995518464 .

  46. dan williams said:

    twitted this today, 01/07

  47. Barbara P. said:

    We love all games and they all look hilarious but I would pick Junk in the Trunk and Breakfast Scramble.

  48. Stephanie Larison said:

    I’d love to do the ready spaghetti!

  49. Denise S said:

    We play Sorry, Scrabble or Monopoly the most.

  50. Stephanie G said:

    Nose Dive looks cute and fun, I love how one of the girls tried to get multiple cotton balls at once!

  51. Stephanie G said:


  52. Holly Wert said:

    my kids would like Face the Cookie if they got to eat it afterwards pry.school.1@gmail.com

  53. Holly Wert said:

    tweet https://twitter.com/holly_gardens/status/352433297961398272 pry.school.1@gmail.com

  54. dan williams said:

    twitted this today, 03/07

  55. Jacob LaFountaine said:

    Junk in the Trunk

  56. Barbara M said:

    We’d love playing Penny Hose – thank you.

  57. Barbara M said:

    Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/352643612590354435

  58. Wild Orchid said:

    Junk in the Trunk looks like a blast!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  59. Wild Orchid said:


    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  60. Erica Best said:

    Breakfast Scramble sound fun we love puzzles

  61. Erica Best said:


  62. Susan Smith said:

    The Elephant March looks fun

  63. Susan Smith said:


  64. joni said:

    Face the Cookie

  65. joni said:


  66. Wanda McHenry said:

    I think we’d enjoy the Iron Board Man!

  67. Wanda McHenry said:


  68. joseph gersch jr said:

    face the cookie looks fun

  69. Janna Johnson said:

    rapid fire for my fam

  70. dan williams said:

    twitted this today, 07/07

  71. Kelly H. said:

    The elephant march looks like it would be a blast to play!

  72. Kerry said:

    I think my family would like the noodling around game.

  73. Kerry said:

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/354416278427025412

  74. sherri crawford said:

    stack attack or junk in the trunk

  75. nannypanpan said:

    we’d like face the cookie

  76. Amy Tong said:

    What a fun day you had! My family would enjoy the Junk in the Trunk the most as both of my kids love to jump so much. :) Can’t wait to try these games with them. These would be perfect pass time games in the summer!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  77. Amy Tong said:


    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  78. carmen said:

    stack attack looks like it would be fun once my daughter gets older!

  79. Susan Chester said:

    Hanky Panky would be fun for my family!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  80. Samantha Daleo said:

    I think my family would have so much fun with the Junk in the Trunk game! Definitely have to try that one!

  81. Lisa said:

    I’d like to play Hanky Panky

  82. ashley said:

    I think we would like the Mad Dog game

  83. Debbie B said:

    we would enjoy the stack attack game

  84. Debbie B said:

    tweeted here: https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/356261542154600449

  85. Rebecca Graham said:

    We would like to play Baby Rattle.

  86. Jayne Martin said:

    Definitely junk in the trunk.

  87. Jayne Martin said:


  88. diane Baum said:

    My sons liked the cookie game and the stacking one

  89. kolpin said:

    This Blows looks hilarious! Think I’d need to clear out my living room of all the fragiles first before trying though!

  90. kolpin said:

    i tweeted

  91. Daniel M said:

    the Mad Dog game

  92. Janice Cooper said:

    Junk in the trunk

  93. Janice Cooper said:


  94. tina reynolds said:

    I would love to play junk in the trunk with the kids and hubby

  95. tina reynolds said:


  96. LAMusing said:

    Chop Stacks looks fun!

  97. LAMusing said:


  98. s riches said:

    We would have fun playing Junk in the Trunk!

  99. Linda G. said:

    I would like to play the Mad Dog game with my family!

  100. crystal smith said:

    I think my family would like the Baby Rattle game the best. It looks like it would be easy enough for my younger sons to be able to enjoy it too :)

  101. Jennifer said:

    my family would love stack attack!

  102. Brenda Elsner said:

    We would enjoy playing this blows.

  103. Angela W said:

    My kids would enjoy Junk in the Trunk.

  104. Ellie W said:

    My boys would love the Rapid Fire game!!

  105. Ellie W said:


  106. ky2here said:

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

  107. ky2here said:


  108. Deborah Wallin said:

    Penny Hose

  109. Deborah Wallin said:


  110. Mihaela D. said:

    My family is addicted to Wrap It Up :)

  111. Betty C said:

    Junk in the Trunk looks like one for the grandkids.

  112. Betty C said:

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

  113. Janice Crespo said:

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

  114. kathy pease said:

    id love to try Junk in the Trunk that sounds fun :)

  115. kathy pease said:


  116. angie lilly said:

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

  117. angie lilly said:

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

  118. susan smoaks said:

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

  119. 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

  120. Lisa Garner said:

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

  121. Veronica Garrett said:

    We would enjoy Face the Cookie.

  122. thischickwins said:

    penny hose

  123. Erica C. said:

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

  124. Amanda Sakovitz said:

    Id love to play the bottoms up game with my family

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  125. Thomas Murphy said:

    we would like Junk in the Trunk

  126. Thomas Murphy said:


  127. Christian Alejandro said:

    haha Junk in the trunk looks a like a blast!

  128. Christian Alejandro said:

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

  129. Sarah L said:

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

  130. Sarah L said:


  131. Jimmy said:

    I would like to play the Hanky Panky game

  132. Eugenie said:

    Definitely would give Breakfast Scramble a try!

  133. Eugenie said:


  134. Tabathia B said:

    Junk in the truck

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  135. Lee said:

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

  136. Tabathia B said:

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

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