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It is no secret that I love a good Minute to Win it Game. And, since Halloween is right around the corner, why not put a spooky twist on some of these super silly, 60 second challenges?!
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Some of these have been adapted from the classics but others are completely fresh and new for the Halloween season. These ten, super fun games would be perfect to play at a classroom party, fall festival, youth group event, neighborhood gathering, night at home with your family or before hitting the streets for trick-or-treating!
Here they are! Enjoy!
What You’ll Need: Several rolls of toilet paper.
How to Play: Players team up. One person is the mummy and one person is the wrapper. The mummy holds one end of the toilet paper in their hand or somehow secures it to their person (tucks it in their shorts or pocket).
When the timer starts, the mummy must spin as fast as they can to wrap the entire roll of toilet paper around their body. If the toilet paper tears away from the mummy at any point, the wrapper can tuck it back into the mummy and spinning can resume.
Teams who can unroll a whole roll of toilet paper in one minute, win! If there is enough time and enough toilet paper, then team members can switch so the other player has a chance to be the mummy.
Cereal Scream and Scramble
What you Need: Two or more boxes of Halloween themed cereal such as Boo Berry and/ or Franken Berry
How to Play: Cut the face off of the cereal boxes and then cut them again into 20-25, even pieces. Scramble them up and put them in front of each player. Once the timer starts, players have one minute to unscramble the pieces and place them back together like a puzzle. It would be helpful to either have an extra box of each cereal so players know what the picture is supposed to look like or a picture of the cereal box that you printed before the game (or could just show to players on your phone).
What You’ll Need: Halloween Oreos or another Halloween themed cookie
How to Play: Players start with the cookie balanced atop their forehead. They have one minute to inch the cookie from their forehead to their mouth using only facial twitches and head movements. No hands allowed! This is my favorite one to watch. It is absolutely hilarious and, added bonus, there is a cookie to eat at the end!
What You’ll Need: Lime Jell-o prepared ahead of time in individual plastic cups (about 8 oz each), one per contestant
How to Play: Dump each cup of Jell-o out of the cups and onto a plate and place in front of each player. No hands allowed on this one so have players place their hands behind their backs. Once the timer starts, players have one minute to be a slob and completely consume the whole glob of green Jell-o.
What You’ll Need: One Halloween bucket per player and plastic eyeballs (5 or more per player). Something ghoulish other than eyeballs can be used but these were the perfect thing to toss and I found them at the dollar store!
How to Play: Line up buckets with a few feet in between each one. Have your goofballs stand about 5-10 feet away from the buckets holding their eyeballs (putting a piece of tape on the floor would be best as a reference). The distance from kid to bucket can depend on age. Obviously closer for younger kids. When the timer starts, players have one minute to toss at least 5 eyeballs into their bucket. Eyeballs that bounce in and then out of the bucket don’t count! Players may move to retrieve run-away eyeballs but must be standing at the tape line before tossing another eyeball.
Go Go Ghost
What You’ll Need: Several rolls of white party streamers, two for each player.
How to Play: Make sure players are spaced out for this one, they will need plenty of room.
Each player has two party streamer rolls and holds the ends of them, one per hand. The remainder of the roll is placed on the ground so it lays flat.
When the timer starts, players must spin their arms around wildly to unroll the party streamers, wrapping their arms in the process. Players who can unroll both party streamer bundles in one minute, win!
What You’ll Need: Candy Corn
How to Play: Give each player a handful of candy corn. Once the timer starts, players have one minute to put at least 4 pieces of candy corn between their lips and gums (so they look like teeth) and say “Happy Halloween” clearly without letting any candy corn fall out of their mouth. If candy falls out of the mouth they can pick it up and put it back in or get another piece to try again.
What You’ll Need: 21 cups that are Halloween themed
How to Play: Have players stack the cups into a pyramid formation starting with 6 cups on the bottom row. If the pyramid falls down they can start back where they left off.
*For an extra challenge, see if there’s anyone who can stack AND take down the cups in one minute!
What You’ll Need: Halloween themed cups and Halloween themed balloons that are not inflated (people… the dollar store is your best friend here).
How to Play: Line 10 to 15 cups up along a table and give each player a deflated balloon. Note, each player should have 10 to 15 cups lined up for them so, for the sake of space, you may need to have only two people competing at a time. When the timer starts, players must blow up their balloon and use the air from it to blow all of the cups off of the table. They cannot touch the cups with their hands. They can blow up the balloon as many times as needed within the minute to get all the cups off the table.
Witch and Ditch
What You’ll Need: A few sturdy broom sticks OR some of those scented cinnamon brooms, something light weight and non-breakable to carry on the broomstick (we used glow-in-the dark rats from Dollar Tree) and Halloween themed buckets. *Optional: a witches’ hat
How to Play: This is a relay race style game. For the sake of room, have only two players race at each time while the other contestants help with the rats. Have each player stand across the room from their bucket… maybe 20 feet or so (again, a piece of tape would be helpful). Have them channel their inner Hocus Pocus and place the broom between their legs. Have another person who is not racing place the rat on the back of the broom.
Once the timer starts, each player must race carefully across the room and ditch their rat into the bucket. Players must race back to get another rat on their broom and repeat. The goal is to dump at least 4 rats into the bucket before the minute is up. Only one rat at a time! And hands have to stay on the broomstick. If the rat falls before getting to the bucket, players can try again but have to start from across the room.
I hope you guys have fun with these silly and slightly spooky games! Happy Halloween, everyone!
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