Are you ready for spring?! We do some of my most favorite activities this time of year, but along with that comes some of our not so fun testing time. I’m sharing spring minute to win it ideas you can use in the classroom perfect for a spring fling, a way to kickoff spring break or as a fun much needed break after testing!
I have 5 fun spring minute to win it games for the students to play. Everything you need for the games is easy to find and you probably have most of it on hand already. In these games, the students will be doing stem, and practicing their counting, color matching, and fine motor skills.
A bunch of plastic colored eggs – the more colors the better!
A container to put the eggs in
Take apart each of the plastic eggs. The students will quickly choose a half of an egg and try to find it’s color match and then put it into the basket. Try to match and put together the most eggs in one minute.
This is a fun one to do with teams. The students will place the plastic egg on the spoon and try to carefully walk to their teammate without the egg dropping. If the egg drops they will go back to where they started. The first team to finish is the winner or see how many students can make it within one minute.
Bunny Tail Toss
Bunny tails – I found actual “bunny tails” in the Dollar Spot at Target. You can also use snowballs, socks rolled up, cotton balls or even marshmallows.
The students will try to see how many bunny tails they can toss in the basket within a minute. Make it a bit more challenging by having them toss from further away. You can have another students help retrieve the missed bunny tails and bring them back quickly or you can have that be part of the fun for the tosser.
A bag of jellybeans
Print out the jellybean mat or you can just have them sort the jellybeans on the table. Give the student a cup full of the jellybeans and see how many they can sort by the correct color within one minute.
One package of bunny Peeps.
Make sure the buy the Peeps a few days before hand and take them out of the package and let them get nice and crisp. If they are too fresh, they will be a gooey, marshmallowy, mess when they try to play.
To play the game, have the students see how many of the Peep bunnies they can stack on top of each other in a minute without the stack tumbling.
I hope your students have fun playing these spring games!