Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Minute To Win It -- J-Boys Edition

What do you get when you combine a tray full of random craft supplies and household objects, 4 very active boys, and a little bit of imagination? Well, you get "Minute to Win It," J-boys style!

We took most of the day off on Valentine's Day. Even Jeremy took time off since he had a business engagement in the city that evening, so wanted to take time during the day to hang out with the kids. We played a few board games, but I could tell the boys needed something to do that was fun and ACTIVE!



So I ran around the house and started gathering items, many from our extensive collection of kids' craft supplies. I put instructions on index cards for each activity, then we all sat in the living room while the little ones napped and did silly things like:



Transferring pom poms from one bowl to another one a couple feet away using spoons held in our mouths...



Stringing colored noodles onto yarn using only one hand...






Stacking paper cup towers...











Using rubber bands to "shoot" down toilet paper tubes...






Flipping pennies from a craft stick onto a plate below...






Sorting foam shapes into bowls--blindfolded...









Throwing marshmallows into the air and catching them in our mouths...






Balancing a bunch of pennies on the end of a craft stick...






Catching giant pom poms in styrofoam bowls tied to our heads...









Keeping a feather in the air by blowing on it...












And rolling little styrofoam balls through a paper towel tube into a container on the floor.










We didn't play by the official TV show rules. Instead we divided into teams and did face-offs, with the winner being the one to stack/string/catch/sort/shoot the most in 1 minute's time. We pulled out our iPhones to use as timers. (Yes, I use my apps far FAR more often than I actually use the phone part, ha ha!)

The J-boys best events? Here's the recap:

Joshua could keep a feather aloft with only his breath longer than anyone else.
Jonathan sorted shapes blindfolded in record time.
Jordan was a pro at catching pom poms in a bowl on his head.
Joseph could stack cups higher than any of the other boys...

I emphasize boys because the overall champion cup-stacker was Jeremy. And I was the best at throwing marshmallows up into the air and catching them in my mouth--I only missed twice in 1 minute...I think I caught 10. Bet ya didn't know I was so talented!! :)

3 comments:

G. said...

fantastic idea! looks like so much fun!

Happy Elf Mom said...

A lot of really great ideas!!

Motherhen said...

Looks like lots of fun!

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