25 Easy One Minute Games for Kids

One Minute Games for Kids

Kids love to spend their free time playing games with their friends, while at school or at home. However, children have a short attention span, and can quickly lose interest in a particular game, after they have played it for a while. Luckily, there are many one minute indoor games for kids to enjoy in the comfort of their homes. They can play these short games that are interesting and engage them for a longer time.

Fun One Minute Games for Children

If you want to engage your little ones and challenge them physically and mentally, try these fascinating games and bring cheer to the children’s faces. These innovative 1-minute games for kids’ birthday party will keep the fun going.

1. Unwrap the Candies

Unwrap the Candies

Things Needed:

  • A bunch of candies
  • A pair of gloves
  • A bowl

How to Play:

  • Ask every kid in the room to wear the gloves one by one
  • Now ask them to unwrap the candies within one minute

2. Black and White Coins

Things Needed:

  • Chess Board
  • 1 rupee and 2 rupee coins (32 each)

How to Play:

  • Ask the kids to put 1 rupee coins in the black square and 2 rupee coins in the white square.

3. Bindi Circles

Bindi Circles

Things Needed:

  • Bindi packs in multiple colours
  • Printouts of concentric circles

How to Play:

  • Each child will have to put the bindis on the circles, beginning from the outside
  • They have to complete the first circle before moving on to the next one

4. Cup Stack

Cup Stack

Things Needed:

  • Large sized paper cups
  • Table

How to Play:

  • Ask the kids to stack the paper cups over each other on the table, and form a pyramid.

5. Post-It Challenge

Post-It Challenge

Things Needed:

  • Post-it notes

How to Play:

  • Form teams of two and ask one child to put as many post-it notes as possible, all over the partner.
  • The notes should not fall off.

6. Pom-Pom and Straw Challenge

Pom Pom and Straw Challenge

Things Needed:

  • A bunch of straws
  • Half-a-dozen pompoms

How to Play:

  • Draw a start line and finish line on the floor or on a table.
  • Place the pompoms on the start line and hand over straws to the participants.
  • Ask them to blow through the straws to push the pompoms to the finish line.

7. Matching Easter Eggs

Matching Easter Eggs

Things Needed:

  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Stopwatch

How to Play:

  • Split the Easter eggs and ask the kids to put them together.
  • You can ask them to match the colours or simply tops to bottoms.

8. Cookie Face

Cookie Face

Things Needed:

  • Cookies or biscuits

How to Play:

  • Place the cookie on the kids’ forehead and the challenge is to push the cookie towards their mouths using facial muscles only.

9. Seal the Envelopes

Seal The Envelopes

Things Needed:

  • Envelopes
  • Blank white sheets
  • Glue stick

How to Play:

  • The kids are instructed to fold the white sheets as per the envelope size.
  • Insert them in envelops, and glue the envelope close.

10. Pick the Ice

Pick The Ice

Things Needed:

  • Bucket of ice cubes
  • Two knitting needles
  • Two bowls

How to Play:

  • Put lots of ice cubes in one bowl and ask the participants to transfer them from one bowl to another, using the knitting needles.
  • The time limit is one minute.

11. Toothpaste on the Toothbrush

Toothpaste on The Toothbrush

Things Needed:

  • 2 toothpastes (white and red)
  • 10 toothbrushes (white and red)

How to Play:

  • The player has to apply white paste over the red toothbrush and red paste over the white toothbrush.

12. Polo Tower

Polo Tower

Things Needed:

  • Polo candies (a dozen at least)

How to Play:

  • Ask all the kids to form teams of two and stand around a table.
  • One kid has to hand out the polo candies to his/her partner.
  • The partner has to stack the candies, one by one, to form a tower.
  • The teams whose towers break have to leave the game. The last team standing is the winner.

13. Pictionary

Pictionary

Things Needed:

  • Plain white drawing sheets
  • Sketch pens

How to Play:

  • Each child has to draw on the sheet and the other kids have to guess what the picture is.
  • This has to be done in under one minute.

14. Television Show

Television Show

Things Needed:

  • Cardboard cut-out of Television

How to Play:

  • Each child takes a turn being the television and the other kids tell what kind of television show they want to watch.
  • The television kid has one minute to come up with most ideas for television shows, and act them out.

15. Pass the Egg Game

Pass The Egg Game

Things Needed:

  • A few eggs (artificial, if you want to avoid the mess)

How to Play:

  • The kids stand in a circle and have to pass an egg for exactly one minute.
  • The kid left holding the egg at the end of one minute is out of the game.

16. The Mummy Game

The Mummy Game

Things Needed:

  • Toilet paper rolls

How to Play:

  • Divide the children into teams.
  • Each team gets one minute to wrap the toilet paper around one of the kids, to resemble a mummy.
  • If the roll is ripped, the team has to start over again.

17. Straw and Thermocol Game

Straw and Thermocol Game

Things Needed:

  • Small thermocol balls
  • Plastic straws
  • Empty containers

How to Play:

  • Put the thermocol balls in one container and ask the players to suck the balls with a straw and transfer them to another container.
  • The ball will not be counted if it falls outside the container.
  • Make sure to buy thermocol balls that are larger in diameter than the straws, to ensure safety.

18. Save The Royal Family

Save The Royal Family

Things Needed:

  • Playing cards
  • Tray

How to Play:

  • Place the King, Queen and Jack cards, of any one colour, facing up on the tray first.
  • Place the rest of the cards, face down, on top of them.
  • Players have to blow away the cards in a way that only the Royal family is left behind.

19. Pull and Pluck Game

Pull and Pluck Game

Things Needed:

  • Coloured Cloth Pins

How to Play:

  • Clip 10 cloth pins of different colours on each player’s clothes, at the back.
  • Every player has to get cloth pins of the same colour from the other players, and clip it on their clothes at the front.

20. Tie The Rope

Tie The Rope

Things Needed:

  • A long rope

How to Play:

  • Ask each kid to tie as many knots as possible on the rope, within one minute.

21. Feather Lift

kid playing with a feather

Things Needed:

  • Feather

How to Play:

  • Give each child a feather and make them stand in a group.
  • The kids must keep the feather in the air, without letting it touch their body.
  • The last kid standing is the winner.

22. Bowling

tin can bowling

Things Needed:

  • Some tins or plastic bottles
  • Ball

How to Play:

  • Arrange the tins or bottles at one end of the room, in the same style as bowling pins.
  • Each kid has one chance to drop all the bottles with the ball, from the other end of the room

23. Goal!

girl playing cotton ball goal

Things Needed:

  • Cotton balls Cardboard
  • A table

How to Play:

  • Arrange the cardboard like a goal, on one end of the table.
  • One at a time, each kid must blow the cotton ball from the other end of the table, into the goal, in a minute.

24. Paper Toss

Paper Toss

Things Needed:

  • New paper Bin
  • Crumpled Paper

How to Play:

  • Place the wastepaper bin, either on the floor or at an elevation.
  • The kids must throw the crumpled paper into the wastepaper bin.
  • The kid who makes the maximum goals in a minute, wins.

25. Lemon and Spoon

Lemon and Spoon

Things Needed:

  • Lemons
  • Spoons

How to Play:

  • Give each child a lemon and spoon and make them stand in a line.
  • The kids must place the lemon on the spoon and hold it in their mouth.
  • Mark out a finish line.
  • Instruct the kids to race to the finish line on the count of three, without letting the lemon fall.

Games are the lifeline of any kids’ party or during summer holidays. These games not only keep them occupied, but also challenge their mental and physical faculties. Isn’t that a fun way of learning and exercising, without much effort?

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