These games were taken from NBC's Minute to Win it, Episode 24 - Football theme. Competing together are a football player from the Vikings and a cheerleader from the 49ers , playing for charity. Of course, the cheerleader is in uniform (ugh), but hopefully that won't detract from the show! Here's some games you can hopefully use for your Children's or Youth Ministry!
Great first game! Players must make a floating tower of 5 empty soda cans built upon a plastic plate sitting on top of a bowl of water.
Ping Tac Toe
Football player and cheerleader compete as a team, bouncing ping pong balls into an arrangement of 9 glasses filled with water. The object is to get three ping pong balls in a row. Balls are all the same color and players bounce at the same time, making this a seemingly pretty easy game to win. Watch a video here.
(They also later played the same game only using two different colored balls — a little harder of a challenge!)
Five red ping pong balls are placed inside a hula hoop with a 5 foot radius drawn around it. Players can move anywhere around the wider circle, throwing white ping pong balls, trying to knock the red ones out. These contestants nailed in in 10 seconds!
Check out the instructions for this one in Perfect Strangers post.
Check out the instructions in the Office Edition post for this one! Or watch the video:
For this one, you’ll need four footballs (and four tees to go under them) and four (or more!) eggs. The object of the game is to balance the egg on top of the football (longways). This is done for all four sets. Good if you have footballs sitting around or if some of the guys want to bring theirs in from home for the night (great way to make them feel involved and important). This guy was pretty nervous (and shaking!), but it didn’t seem like too difficult of a task, especially for older kids. Maybe want to reduce it to 2-3 football/egg combos instead.
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