Join the fun with these Thanksgiving-themed minute to win it games. Thanksgiving games that are fun to watch, easy to play, & inspired by America’s beloved holiday. Perfect for classroom parties, Thanksgiving gatherings or use as a Friendsgiving idea.
Thanksgiving is a time of year for reflection and family gatherings and, of course, fall means fun – right?! In the spirit of the holiday, when gathering with family and friends, have your home full of Thanksgiving activities and ideas everyone will love and remember.
What are some Thanksgiving Activities?
Thanksgiving always brings out the fall family traditions. Thanksgiving day activities can include and outdoor nature walk, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, playing football, sharing in the gratitude game and baking Thanksgiving dinner. If you are looking to change up the traditional activities, introduce something out of the norm like 60 second challenges, aka Thanksgiving Minute to Win it Games.
How to you Play Minute to Win it Games?
There are a number of ways to play minute to win it games but one thing that remains the same is the time. Each game is only 60 seconds long keeping things moving along and constant activity and motion. To play minute to win it games, first establish teams so you can quickly tally up points and find the true winner of the Minute to Win it Turkey Bowl.
- Individual Players: When players play individual they are constantly adding points to their own score. Points are awarded for being the quickest to finish a task or completing the game within 60 seconds. At the end, calculate each players total points.
- Two – Three Person Groups: You can also calculate points by establishing two to three player groups at the beginning of the game. Teammates work together to complete tasks and add points to their groups total to be declared the winners.
- Teams: For a gathering, you can split all players up into larger teams. Not each player will participate in each activity but rather a member from their team will work to accomplish a 60 second challenge.
If you find yourself with extra time in the friendsgiving gathering or thanksgiving party, repeat games as needed. This will allow more players opportunities to try out the different Minute to Win it Games for Thanksgiving.
Lets be real, who doesn’t love Thanksgiving and a good Minute to Win it challenge… that’s why we created these fun games for Thanksgiving.
How fast can you turkey legs take you to victory?
Fun Thanksgiving Minute to Win it Games
Here are the most popular Minute To Win It Thanksgiving games. Grab your timer and go ahead give them a try in the classroom, for a Thanksgiving, or grab the entire family and play before the Thanksgiving feast.
Supplies Needed: Bucket, Acorns, Straws
Using a straw (or turkey baster), blow your acorn to the end of the table and get it to fall in the basket or bucket. Continue this activity until your minute is up!
Harvest the Fields
Supplies Needed: Chopsticks, Beans
Using chopsticks, how fast can you move beans from one container to the next?
Pass the Salt
Supplies Needed: Yardsticks, Salt, Pepper
This might be consider a complicated game. Balance the salt and paper jars on a yardstick and carry them from one set of chairs to the next. Concentration and balance are key!
Keep it Up
Supplies Needed: Feathers
Can you keep up light weight turkey feathers? You have 60 seconds to keep them off the ground and flying in the air. Optional: substitute for with balloons.
Supplies Needed: Pumpkin Pie
Have you tried eating pumpkin pie without a fork. How about without your hands. Race to eat the pie the fastest in this fun Thanksgiving game challenge.
Supplies Needed: Apples
Can you balance five apples on top of each other. Get this task completed in one minute. Bonus points for those stacks that stay up the longest.
Don’t Spill the Corn
Supplies Needed: Candy Corn
Using your mouth and a spoon, transfer candy corn from one bowl to the next on the other side of the room. Careful you don’t spill the corn.
Make Like a Tree
Supplies Needed: Basket, Leaves
Standing on a chair, drop fall leaves into the basket below one at a time. Make sure they don’t land elsewhere.
Supplies Needed: Sweet Potato
Just like a classic Easter game, grab a sweet potato and get ready to roll. Use your nose to race to the finish line with your potato (or yam). No hands please!
Pumpkin Ring Toss
Supplies Needed: Pumpkins, Rope
This traditional game stays the same only play with rope and pumpkins.
Supplies Needed: Corn Kernels, Cranberry Sauce
Can you get the corn to stick to the cranberry sauce? It’s harder than it sounds.
Supplies Needed: Mini Pumpkins, Pantyhose
This is a hilarious game. Go bowling with mini pumpkins… attached to your head…. with a pair of panty hose. Every player needs a turn with this classic game twisted into something so much better!
Suck It Up
Supplies Needed: Straws, Candy Corn
In this 60 second traditional game, see how fast you can move the candy corn from one plate to the next using only your mouth and a straw.
Shake Your Tail Feather
Supplies Needed: Kleenex, Feathers, Tape
Only a kid that went to college in the early 2000s, would appreciate the name of this fun game. Turn off the volume and shake your tail feather. Try to be the fastest to get all the pink pong balls (or feathers) out of a tissue box, tied to your waist with masking tape.
Cheese Ball Toss
Supplies Needed: Cheeseballs, Whipping Cream
Have lots of fun pegging your teammate with cheeseballs. Team that gets the most cheese balls stuck to their whipping cream teammate’s face, wins the game.
Supplies Needed: Whipped Cream, Candy Corn
You might have a whipped cream face after digging for candy corns in this pie. Who can get the most candies pulled from their pie using only their mouth.
Minute to Win It Games Printable
Each of the 16 Thanksgiving Minute Games printable includes instructions plus a full supply list.
These are the best and our favorite family approved minute to win it games for adults or kids. Use for a family game night, friendsgiving, classroom party or family thanksgiving celebration.
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More Thanksgiving Games
Stray from board games and a game of football, also enjoy these games for Thanksgiving including printable Thanksgiving party games, Pin the Tail on the Turkey, Thanksgiving Charades, Roll a Turkey, Thanksgiving Bingo and more! Pin to Pinterest.
Instead of a turkey hunt, take your kids on a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. Find a small prize along the way or one big treat at the end of the treasure hunt.
Also enjoy this selection of DIY Minute to Win it Games. Themed 60 second games for the entire year.
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Last Updated on November 18, 2021 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
You have a nice variety of games in this post that can be adjusted for various occasions. We stopped watching football due to their lack of respect towards our nation, then this year we canceled cable as we found other sources for unbiased news, but I will miss the parade if they have it this year so your games are just what I need for our family and friends today. I usually don’t follow blogs, but I signed up for this one. Thank you so much!
Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living says
Heidi, thank you for your kind words! Grateful for you. Happy Thanksgiving.