Almost everyone of all ages loves playing with building blocks. This fun Minute to Win It Build Edition combines Lego or other building blocks with the challenge of trying to beat the clock.
The way Minute to Win It style games work is that each game is designed to be done in under a minute. These ones all involve building challenges. And as an added bonus, there are some fun Christmas themed ones too which makes this the perfect family activity for during the holidays.
Our family loves Minute to Win It games. In the video below, you can see our Minute to Win It Christmas Edition games. We pretty much use any reason to play these kinds of games though. Camping, Thanksgiving, or just for fun!
This Minute to Win It Build Edition also makes a great birthday party idea. Just add some decorations and food and you’re all set.
The great thing about these particular Minute to Win It games is that the decorations are kind of already done for you. Just sprinkle some Legos here and there. If you want to take it up a notch, you can add brightly coloured balloons, napkins, and tablecloth.
While you can of course just set out some popcorn or chips, if you want to go with the theme, you can use some of these fun ideas:
Prizes are certainly not necessary as this is just fun to play, but if you want to offer prizes to the winners, some cute ideas that would go along with the theme are:
Minute to Win It Build Edition:
One of the things I like the most about Minute to Win It games is that they use supplies you likely already have on hand or are very inexpensive to get. Another benefit is that they work for a wide range of ages. If you want to play as a family, grandparents and parents can join in with the kids.
These particular games do involve building blocks which can present a choking hazard to young children, so adult supervision is recommended.
- classic Legos or similar building blocks
- Minute to Win It Building Challenge Cards (download them here)
- one minute sand timer or timer on a phone or watch
- a glass
- box or bucket
How to Play:
- Print out the challenge cards on card stock.
- Set out the building blocks.
- Each person or team draws a card and has to complete the challenge on the card within a minute. The directions for each game is written on the card.
Players or teams can go one at a time or you can do a head-to-head style of play where two players or one person from each team attempt to complete the challenge at the same time and the first to complete it correctly is the winner of that round. That adds some competition.
The Christmas themed cards (there are 12 holiday challenges) can be used along with the regular game cards or on their own. Get your free printable Minute to Win It Build challenge cards by entering your email below. You will also be entered into our email series 5 Secrets to Powerful Family Connection.
5th Day of Christmas Giveaway:
Today’s giveaway is designed to help you create family time during the holidays. I’m including our printable Christmas Minute to Win It kit, a puzzle (may not be exactly the one pictured depending on availability), and Quirkle (a board game for preschoolers up to grandparents). Quirkle is my mother-in-law’s favourite game and she is in her 80s but it’s also a favourite of our youngest daughter’s, so I thought it would be a good one to choose for a wide range of ages and abilities.
Find all 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways here. You can enter them all!
Check out some of our other Minute to Win It Games: