Minute to Win It for Church: Perfect Strangers

Last week, two strangers were paired up to play NBC’s hit gameshow, Minute to Win It.  In some challenges, they competed side by side.  In others, they had to chose the best person for the job.  Here’s some of the games from the latest episode that would be great in Children’s Ministry:

Play It By Ear

Contestant must shake can filled with varying amounts of pennies in order to place them in a row with the smallest amount of pennies (5) on one end and the greatest amount (40) on the other.  Obviously, the show had special cans made for this activity, but I was thinking you could use empty coffee cans (you tape the answer under the lid for easy checking at the end), little tupperware containers (painted so you couldn’t see inside), or anything like that.  I probably would only do 5 cans to put in order (this seemed like a pretty hard game for the 10,000 level!), and maybe have them filled with 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 pennies.

Penny or Candy Shake


Plays must work side by side to bounce ping pong balls into a set of glasses.  Players cannot cross the middle line, so they both have to fill up their own set of glasses.   This could be played solo, as a team, or head to head in Children’s Ministry.  I would reduce the number of glasses (and use plastic!), or have two people work together (no middle line rule).  You could also have it play “head to head” as a competition against each other and against the clock.  You have to bounce 5 ping pong balls into cups within a minute, but whoever finishes first gets bonus points!  This games is similar to Ring Pan Ping Pong Toss.

Breakfast Scramble

I have to ask, why didn’t I think of this before?  How easy!  You take the front of a cereal box (we all have those laying around!), but it into 64 pieces (or fewer if you’d like) and two people work together to reassemble it. Perfect for Children’s Ministry or a family event!  The two contestants slammed it out too!

You can even grab a cereal box template over at ID Mommy.

Photo from ID Mommy Blog


That’s it for now!

Other Minute to Win It for Church Posts:

More Minute to Win It for Church (part one)

More Minute to Win It for Church (part two)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Minute to Win it for Churches

Minute to Win It: Summer Edition

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  1. Sandra Edwards says:

    Great games! It sounds like you had a lot of fun too! Can’t wait for next week’s episode!

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  3. this was a very entertaining read. i enjoyed it very much!


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