Thursday, June 6, 2013

Minute to Win It End of the Year Party

We had our end of the year party today.  I don't have a room parent this year so it was up to me to put the party together.  Last year I did a Minute to Win It Party and it was a bit chaotic.  This year I got organized and it went so much smoother!  We played 9 games and I had the kids broken into pairs.  I introduced all of the challenges at the beginning so they know how to do them and at each station there were directions just in case.  

Here are some of the fun games we played!:
Smiley Face: Students had to suck up pom poms with a straw to make a smiley face on a paper plate.  I used M&Ms last year, but not food this year.  This was a fun one :)

This one is called Candelier.  I played it a bit differently than they do on the show because I was trying to avoid tears.  This way is much easier for my kiddos, they simply need to stack 5 cans on top of each other with a paper plate in the middle.

This one is card ninja.  I think the game is a bit boring, but the name overcomes that.  They have to stand and try to get at least one card in the bucket.  I marked the floor with a piece of tape they were suppose to stand behind.  I would say about 75% of my class accomplished this task.

This one was a new one I added this year and was a little concerned before we did it.  It is called Penny Hose.  I put a penny in both legs of these panty hose and they had to use just their hands to get it out (they couldn't touch their other hand).  Most of them did a great job with this!  I had to add some new activities because of the no food policy.

This one is fun!  It is called chapstack.  They need to use chopsticks to turn 4 chapsticks over so they are standing.  This one is great practice for those advanced fine motor skills... like using chopsticks!

This one is called A Little Dicey.  Students had to balance 3 dice at the end of a popsicle stick in their mouth for one minute.  Some of them had a bit of trouble not laughing!  This can be changed with more dice or less dice!

Our Slimy Nose station was a fun one!  I put vaseline on their nose and they had to get 10 cottonballs from one plate to the other just using their nose.  Sometimes there was too much vaseline and they really had to wiggle to get it off!

This one is easy to set up, but surprisingly hard.  It is called Breakfast Scramble.  I simply took some cereal boxes and cut them into a puzzle.  Not many of them were able to complete this task in one minute so maybe next year I will make the puzzle pieces a bit bigger.

Another easy, but classically fun game is our Defying Gravity.  I started with each student having to keep two balloons up in air, but that was challenging.  Their goal was to keep one balloon from touching the ground.  They love balloons.

One last tip I have is I had a sheet with all of the games that each child had.  Once the game was over, they marked if they did it or not.  That way they could keep track.  At the end, they all went back and tried one that was challenging to them again :)

All in all, this party was great and super easy to plan.  When it was done, I packaged all of the supplies in a box with the task cards to pull out (and add to and change) next year.  I have these task cards available if you have Pixie 3, I am happy to email them to you.  Just leave your email address in a comment :)

Happy Partying!
Annie

66 comments:

  1. Hi Annie, I had to pop over after you left me a comment on my blog. Love these games! I'm always looking for ideas for quick centers and activities.
    I'm your newest follower. Enjoy your summer!
    Pauline
    First Grade by the Sea

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  2. What a fun way to end the year. I love it!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  3. This seems amazing I would love to do it.

    ahmed.ahme34@gmail.com

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  4. I love these ideas!

    melissagarrett30@yahoo.com

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  5. I love these ideas! And I'm impressed with your organization.. Fantastic.

    Lad8674@gmail.com

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  6. looking forward to having some fun with my kiddos!
    jhswink@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

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  7. These look like so much fun!
    kdarrer71@gmail.com

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  8. What a great way to end the year! I love it, and would love those task cards to use :)
    Hawilson1@fcps.edu

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  9. Love these great ideas

    Jmraf03@yahoo.com

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  10. I would love these

    jgreer@cpsk12.org

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  11. I would love these

    jgreer@cpsk12.org

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  12. Looking for something fun. This looks like the ticket. Thank you!

    rcuster@pvschools.net

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  13. I would love these, too! Thank you!

    escrivner@sherwood.k12.or.us

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  14. I would love these, too! Thank you!

    escrivner@sherwood.k12.or.us

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  15. Love this idea. They are cheap and easy to get items too. I would love you to email the cards to me if you can. I have second graders. I'm sure they will love it. my end of the year party is May 27th so Could I have them by Memorial day weekend so i can get all the items. Thakns for your ideas.
    suhailasachak@hotmail.com

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  16. amybeth@emailaccount.com

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  17. Please send the cards. I'm wanting to do smiler games with my daughters classroom. Nathankelly07@gmail.com

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  18. Would love these!!!! So fun... please send to joyce_putonen@mcpsmd.org

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  19. Thanks for sharing! :o) bbodwell@pvlearners.net

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  20. Love the idea! Thanks for sharing. Can you please send the cards to
    Ashley.brown@abcusd.us
    Thanks! : )

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  21. The games look super fun! Will you please share the task cards with me?
    astull@isd578.org
    Thanks!

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  22. I would LOVE to do this with my students!!!! Please share the task cards :)

    Terri_nguyen@hotmail.com

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  23. Such fun ideas! I would love to try it with my class!

    Emily_mitchell@mcpsmd.org

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  24. Would love to do this with my first graders. Please share the task cards to janina.heinrich@browardschools.com. I really appreciate it! Enjoy your summer :)!

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  25. These look great! I'm going to do this this year! I'd love a set of cards please. coconnell@greenville.k12.sc.us. Thanks!

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  26. I'd love a copy. What is Pixie 3? jkatehagan@gmail.com

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  27. Hi,
    I'd love to do this with my daughter's 1st grade class for their end of the year party. If you could send me the task cards that would be great. I'm not sure what Pixie 3 is but my email address is jenncasoli@gmail.com
    Thanks,
    Jenn

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  28. Getting these games prepared! Thanks for the ideas. Would you be able to send me the task cards? Thanks!
    hawill1@hotmail.com

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  29. I would love the game cards! Thanks for sharing :)

    ashrueckert@gmail.com

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  30. missteacher7162@gmail.com

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  31. I'd like the cards, thanks!
    michelle.solek@gmail.com

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  32. Love the games! I would like the cards, thanks!
    bporter225@gmail.com

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  33. Can I please get your Minute to Win car set Copies? I think this would be great for my kindergarten class.

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  34. Can you send me a copy my scholars would love it mskazmeredean@gmail.com

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  35. I would love this, I am trying this, this year! :) eviramontez@goddardusd.com

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  36. I would love to get your task cards for my end of the year party! kminnotte@gmail.com

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  37. My class would really enjoy working with your task cards for my end of the year party! Please email at joann.buenrostro@sfdr-cisd.org

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  38. I would love a copy of this!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Jennifer.bird624@gmail.com

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  39. I would love a copy of this too!

    etompkins@bsd100.org

    Thanks!

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  40. This looks like fun! Could you possibly send me a copy?

    Thanks,

    emilyewhitacre@gmail.com
    ylime20@hotmail.com

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  41. I would love to use these with my first graders!
    smithrc563@aol.com
    Thank you!!!

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  42. sbannister88@gmail.com

    Love these!

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  43. Any chance I could get a copy of these for the end of the year party asap please? careyrivers@nc.rr.com

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  44. Hi! I would love to get a copy of these! Love your blog! clarabelli44@gmail.com

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  45. Hi Annie! Fantastic! Could I please have a copy of your 'Task Cards' emailed to me? saki.flint@me.com I would LOVE this for our 1st grade class party this year!
    Thank you,

    Jodi

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    1. Hi Jodi! Your email didn't work. It bounced back to me. Do you have another one I can try?

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  46. Would love to do this with my students, Could you send me a copy of the "Task Cards". Thank you.
    melanieknappick@gmail.com

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  47. I would love a copy of this! Thank you;)
    saramollie@gmail.com

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  48. I would love a copy of this! Thank you;)
    saramollie@gmail.com

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  49. I love your ideas. I was wondering if you would e-mail me the task cards so that I can try it with my 1st Grade Class.

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  50. Cute ideas! I would love a copy.
    fmoore@msd.k12.de.us

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  52. What great ideas! I would love a copy for my first graders. Thank you!
    jennaquilty30@gmail.com

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  53. This looks great. Can you send to me please. Thank you!! christimunns@yahoo.com

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  54. wow! will do with my class!
    kgoursolle at yahoo.com

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  55. I would love to try this with my first graders. Could you send to me please. pmace@philasd.org Thank you!!

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  56. Love these minute to win it ideas. I have JUST started trying these in my 1st grade classroom and would LOVE your packet of ideas/cards .
    Thanks so much!

    Catherine
    catlcolton@gmail.com

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  57. Hi, I love these ideas and would love you to send a copy of your cards to: kelly.ferrier56@gmail.com
    cheers,
    Kelly

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  58. LOVE! donaldsons@ltisdschools.org
    I'd love a copy thanks so much!

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  59. Would love your task cards! Please send to kathier@hickmanmills.org

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  60. This looks like a lot of fun! Can you please share your task cards? rdryer@fasdk12.org

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