Christmas Minute to Win it Games (Our favorites! All with Dollar Store items!) -

Christmas Minute to Win it Games (Our favorites! All with Dollar Store items!)

The Minimal Mom
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Looking for some fun Christmas Minute to Win it games? We loved these and I loved that they were: easy to put together, inexpensive, DIDN’T make a mess and worked for all ages from 4 on up!

1. Reindeer Antlers: panty hose, balloons
2. Cup Stack Race: 40 solo cups, 2 different colors
3. Jingle Bell Boxes: 5 boxes, jingle bells
4. Partner Gift Wrap: 2 sets of gift wrapping supplies with bows and name tags
5. Marshmallow Towers: marshmallows, tooth picks
6. Marshmallow Pick Up: marshmallows, chop sticks

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  1. Great tips. Thank You for video. Mety christmas to You and Your family

  2. Oh wow! I can't wait to do some of these games. I'm totally doing the balloon one and the wrap the present.

  3. Thank you so much.  It really wasn't that hard to jot down notes lol.  Just an added note we've always been Minimalist about our Christmas focusing on Christ's birth and life, but not very good at adding in fun instead of the presents. These games will add some fun!!  Like you our children receive plenty from others.  This year as three of our oldest are now married, two with new babies and the other expecting their first and six still in our home, we've decided to have a make it and take it craft for the gals instead of a gift exchange and the guys will have a project as well.  That way we get to spend time together doing something creative, productive and memorable.  I'm hoping it goes well and what we (the gals) produce is actually cute!😁 We're making decorative pillows made of drop cloth which my center child (as she prefers to be called) so kindly sewed together for me. They will have the choice of painting words like Joy to the World or ironing on some kind of design like fir trees made of plaid using Wonder Under.  Anyway just thought you might like to hear about our plans.  I've so enjoyed your videos and tips.  I'm having so much fun unloading unused items that are making my life noisy.🤗.  Everyone likes the less cluttered clean crisp look.  May you have a blessed Christ filled holiday season.

    Blessings, NancyLisa 😊

  4. I like the gift wrapping one…You could tied the center hands together like a three leg-ed race!

  5. Great video the only problem is every year your have to come up with better and better games. The first years it is ok and then as time goes on it get harder and harder. I know because I have done this at the 4th of July

  6. Totally doing some of these with my family!

  7. Sounds like a fun time can't wait to try these games Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  8. Thank you for these great game ideas!!! We took your ideas and played all but one of them tonight at our church family night party!

  9. Love the ideas ! Thanks for sharing. Will be using for holiday gathering with the family. Games are so good for bonding and making memories

  10. Such a lovely video! Wonderful games I'm definitely going to try these with my family. When my daughter is old enough to understand better I'm sure these games would be a huge hit with her 😁love your channel. Merry Christmas from the UK 🎄💜

  11. I'm sooooooo doing these Dawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. I've been thinking of experiences gifts for my sister and her family. This video came up at the perfect time. I've collected the game supplies, which I will put in a box along with candy and popcorn. I will also include the link to this video, and they can have a wonderful family night. Thanks, Dawn, for sharing!

  13. I made the jinglebell boxes. Thank you for the idea. My nephew is coming to stay with us for the holiday for a week. I know he will enjoy playing, he is 14. Getting the mini marshmallows tomorrow! Have a great Christmas!

  14. We do this too, and it really elevates the spirit of the day. We also do a $20 adult gift exchange where we play the game where you can steal it and that's always fun. The kids get gifts from the grandparents. And somehow, we've made a dance party the grand finale of our family Christmas. It's always a BLAST! Oh – and we order food from a restaurant, so no one has to stress out about making food and everyone just gets to enjoy each others company!

  15. We play fishbowl with family on Christmas or New Years. Everyone writes down a charade – usually Christmas themed (I.e. reindeer, elf, frosty the Snowman) – and we all put them in a bowl. Divide into 2 teams. Get as many clues guessed in one minute.
    Then the next teams turn. Until all the clues are guessed. Keep your score and then put them back in the bowl for the next round.
    Round 1- describe the word and have your team guess
    Round 2 – act them out/charades
    Round 3 – you only get to give a one word clue!
    Round 4 (optional) – you get one pose!

    This is super fun and since you hear the same words in the next rounds it makes for great and creative ways to get your team to guess. So many laughs!

  16. I love this we will definitely do a few of these!

  17. Do you have a rule about filling the balloons for the pantyhose game?

  18. I love these idea , we will be setting some of these games up this year

  19. Did you give prizes? If so, what did you give?

  20. I was gnna say the partner giftwrap would be fun blindfolded one person guides their teammate that is blindfolded but the cutting part might be hard so maybe have the piece cut to size beforehand to eliminate the need for scissors from the game

  21. Did you have prizes? Or it was the simply the fun of the Game.

  22. I loved watching minute to win it. Thanks for the festive twist and suggestions for an at home version!

  23. We're playing these tomorrow night with the youth at our church for our Christmas party. Thank you for doing all the work of compiling the games and making a list of supplies. 😁👍❤️

  24. Great job explaining clearly but concisely! I love the whole idea! Thanks for putting this video together!

  25. Thank you so much for these great game ideas.

  26. great ideas!! thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

  27. We played some of your suggested games this year at Christmas (2019) and my family LOVED it!! I also picked up Dollar Tree 48 piece puzzles and two at a time, people raced to complete them. I gave points for everyone – ie: 5 points for the best time, 4 points for the next best time, etc. Those who didn't want to complete puzzles, raced to put together dollar tree legos toys. We added up points at the end of all games and I had dollar tree prizes for everyone! Grand prize winner got a Starbucks gift card… much fun!

  28. Brilliant brilliant brilliant!! Roll on Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing this. As strange as this year has become let's keep the spirit of Christmas alive 🙂

  29. looks so fun , totally using them this christmas

  30. I don't know how I missed this! Thank you for linking to it in your 2020 video! 🙂

  31. I’d love a close up of those adorable pics on your dining room wall. They have the perfect colors to match my room.

  32. What was the link to Utube for Paul that you mentioned

  33. These are such fun ideas! Can’t wait to head to the Dollar Tree! Thank you!

  34. Hey you guys check out our channel we have tons of activities for you to do whenever your bored as well🙃

  35. We played most of the games last night. There was lots of laughter. Especially when we realized that I sent our daughter to Dollar Tree for 8 sets of chopsticks and received 8 packages of chap stick! Thank you!

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