Spring Minute to Win It Games for the Classroom
Have you seen the gameshow Minute to Win It? The premise of the game is that the competitors have a one minute time limit in order to accomplish a challenging and oftentimes silly task. These types of games have been adapted for classroom use and students absolutely love them!
With the arrival of spring comes spring fever. In order to avoid the spring fever in your classroom be sure to give students plenty of opportunities to "get the wiggles out" during the day. One of my favorite ways to do this is by using these Minute to Win It style games as brain breaks.
Try out some of these quick and fun spring Minute to Win It style brain breaks in your classroom. They are great for indoors or outdoors if the weather is nice (who knows with that crazy spring weather)!
Game #1 Egg Stacking
The first game is called egg stacking. For this game students will work in pairs. Give each pair approximately 10 eggs. Students will need to stack the eggs in order to make a tower in only one minute. The team with the tallest tower at the end of the time limit is the winner.
Game #2 Jelly Bean War
For this game two teams of three will face off at a time. Each team should be on opposite ends of a table. Down the middle of the table should be a line of masking tape. At the start of the game place 20 jelly beans in the center of the table. When the game begins each student will try to move as many jelly beans over to their opponents side of the table. The catch is that they cannot use their hands. Students will move the jelly beans by blowing into a straw. At the end of one minute the team with the least amount of jelly beans on their side is the winner.
Game #3 Peep Relay
For this game divide the class into two teams. Each team needs a spoon and a Peep. Designate a starting line and a finish line. The first student will balance the Peep on the spoon and walk down to the finish line and then back to the starting line. Once they are back at the starting line they will hand off the spoon to the next team member in line. If the Peep falls off the spoon that student must walk back to the starting line and begin again. The first team to have all of its members complete the relay is the winner.
More Engaging Spring Classroom Ideas
Students "flip" for Jelly Bean Bottle Flipping. For this spring STEM challenge students test three different bottles full of jelly beans to see which one is ideal for bottle flipping.
The Egg Drop STEM Challenge is an activity where students engineer a device that will protect an egg from cracking or breaking when it is dropped.
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