OPL’s “Minute-to-Win-It”

On Wednesday, 14 competitive children split in to 4 teams for the Children’s Room first ever “Minute-to-Win-It” Program!


For those of you who are unfamiliar with “Minute-to-Win-It”, it is a game show in which contestants must race against the clock to complete simple tasks (using household items) in 60 seconds. Usually, there are 10, 1 minute challenges in each episode of the television game show. In our version we had 4 main challenges and an additional super difficult tie-breaker challenge.

Our first challenge was called the “Skittle Sort”.  For this challenge, two members of each team were each given 30 seconds to separate a bowl of skittles by color.


Skittle Sort

The second challenge was called “Dizzy Mummy”. In this challenge two new team members had 60 seconds to work together to wind themselves up in a roll of toilet paper without it breaking. This ended up being a lot harder than it looked.

The third challenge, called “Elephant Walk”, was definitely a competitor favorite. In this challenge, team members had to wear a pair of pantyhose on their heads. Using a tennis ball in one leg of the pantyhose, the team members had to swing their heads back and forth to knock over as many bottles as they could before the ran out of time.


“Elephant Walk” in progress

The last challenge was called “Junk in the Trunk”.  In this challenge, contestants had to wiggle their backsides in order to get Ping-Pong balls out of the boxes strapped to their backs.

wiggling and fast as they can in "Junk in the Trunk" challenge

wiggling and fast as they can in “Junk in the Trunk” challenge

The final challenge resulted in a tie. The tied teams competed in a tough tie breaker challenge called “Yank Me”. In this challenge, competitors had to build a tower of cups and index cards. Then, very quickly and carefully they had to remove the index cards in order to stack the cups.

suspense!! as the tie breaking challenge is about to begin

suspense!! as the tie breaking challenge is about to begin

 Team Four emerged victorious as the “Minute-to-Win-It” champions!!

Everyone who participated in the game and in the audience left with a free book.

1st Place: Team 4

1st Place: Team 4


Thank you to everyone who competed!!

You put played a good game & put on a great show!!

See more pictures of the game on our Flickr page

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