The warm weather is here, the kids are out of school, and it
is time to start enjoying your summer together as a family. And to get started
on the fun with a few fast-paced games, we decided to compile a list of 10
minute to win it summer games that will keep everyone on their toes. Try these
out with the kids when you get a chance:
1. Simple Math
Don’t let education fall by the wayside with this summer
game. Give your child a very simple math problem, and give them 30-60 seconds
to complete it. Give them another one, and keep on going until the time isn’t
2. 60-Second Story
For this fun game, give everyone a pad and paper (or pair
off into groups), and set a timer for 60 seconds. Start writing a story, and
see who can craft the most in-depth and creative tale in a single minute.
3. Minute Obstacle
For this minute to win it summer game, set up a short
obstacle course in the backyard, one that the kids can complete in 60 seconds.
Each time they do, add an additional obstacle to make it a little harder every
time. See how long they can last!
4. Fast-Paced Art
Similar to the story game, give your kids a few arts and
crafts supplies, and allow them 60 seconds to create the wildest picture they
can imagine. Encourage them to draw anything that comes into their
5. Popcorn Catch
For this great game for kids, pop some popcorn (or you can
use mini marshmallows, instead), and place it in a bowl. Then, see how many
pieces of popcorn or mini marshmallows one child can catch in their mouth in
under 60 seconds.
6. Guess the Picture?
This great party game gives you a chance to bond with the
family. Have one person think of something in their head. Then, give them 60
seconds to draw it on a poster board, with the family trying to guess the
drawing the entire time. The artist will have to get creative!
7. Race with the Egg
This classic backyard game is still fun, even to this day.
Bring a few eggs out to the backyard, along with large metal spoons. Starting
at one end of the yard, see who can carry the egg in the spoon fastest across
without dropping it on the ground. This one can get messy!
This game for kids works best with a large group of players.
Sit down in a circle, and have one person whisper a word in the ear of the
player to the left; and so on. When it gets back to the original person, see
how distorted the word gets!
9. Fun Family
How much do you think you know about your family members? For
this game, take 60 seconds to interview each family member (ensure them to be
as wild and crazy about their answers as possible though). You will be
surprised by how much you learn about those in your house!
10. Indoor Scavenger
For this fast-paced game, hide a few things in your house
for your kids to find (for example, shiny pennies or nickels, toys, or small
favorite items). Write down a list of what you hid, and send them off on an
indoor scavenger hunt.
Fast Fun for the
The summer is much more fun
with a few family games for everyone to enjoy. For a blast this season, try
these 10 fast-paced games for kids that you can play as a family.