We love playing Minute to Win It games in the classroom. The games are obviously always fun, but really they can also be categorized as stem activities too! I’m sharing 5 of our favorite winter Minute to Win It games with you.
I’ve made table tents that you can print as well with the games name on it along with the games instructions. It’s made it so much easier when I use these in the classroom. My parent volunteers can just read the back to get the instructions and it makes things so much easier for us all. You can download them for free at the bottom of the post.
Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
You’ll need popsicle sticks and mini or regular size marshmallows depending on how hard you want to make it. The students will put the popsicle stick in their mouth and try to build a snowman using 3 marshmallows on the end of their stick.
You’ll need a few cotton balls and straws. The students will use the straw and try to blow the “snowball” to the other side of the table. You can make it more difficult by using some painters tape, and making a square on the table that they have to try to blow their snowball into.
You’ll need a paper plate paint stir stick, duct tape and white balloons. Draw a snowman face on the paper plate and attach it to the stick using the duct tape. The students will use the snowman paddle to keep the snowball bouncing in the air for one minute.
You’ll need 2 cups per team and a bunch of mini marshmallows. There are 2 students to a team for this game. Have them stand on opposite ends of a table or 6 feet apart. The snowball tosser will try and get as many snowballs into the cup as possible in one minute.
You’ll need 2 large bowls, 2 bags of cotton balls, a large salad spoon or tongs and a blindfold. Place all of the cotton balls into one bowl and put it beside the second bowl on the table. Blindfold the student, and using the salad spoon, they’ll see how many “snowballs” they can move from the full bowl to the empty bowl using only the spoon in one minute.
Click here to download the table tents with each games instructions on them for your volunteers.
Wind down with from the party fun with some hot chocolate in the classroom. It’s always a hit!
I hope you students enjoy playing these games as much as mine do. Are there any other winter games you enjoying playing in the classroom?
If you’re looking for more Minute to Win It games, head over to Simply Kinder where she’s sharing Christmas Minute to Win it games.