Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Minute to Win It

So our family is totally in love with the new game show "Minute to Win it"!! It airs on NBC @ 8:00pm on Wednesday nights. We're at church when it's on, but we make sure to dvr it so we can watch it together some time on the weekend. If you haven't seen it yet, here's what it's all about...
Ten challenges using household items. 60 seconds on the clock. $1 million on the line. The show features everyday Americans competing in 60-second challenges with household objects for a shot at a million bucks. But as the money increases, so does the level of difficulty. After winning some money, will contestants stay and play, or take the cash and dash?

Last night we played our own little rendition --Bruce family style-- of this popular game.
The teams: Daddy, Corban, and Sophie VS. Mommy, Riley, and Hudson

We started with the...
Egg Tower

Goal--Construct a tower using toilet paper rolls and eggs.

The tower must stay assembled for a full three seconds.
The score: 1 & 1

Next up...
A bite dicey

GOAL--Balance dice on a popsicle stick held in your mouth.
This was a little tricky, but Corban was able to do it on his first try!

RiRi needed just a little help from his team mate;)

It took me a few tries, but I finally got it!

Shane was able to balance FIVE dice---show off;)
After this round the score stood at 2 & 2

Then it was time to try the Breakfast Scramble

GOAL--Assemble the front of a cereal box that has been cut into 16 even pieces.

Unfortunately, Riley and I were unable to accomplish this in under a minute, so Shane, Cor & Soph took the lead.
The score: 3 & 2

On to the...
Candy elevator

GOAL--Use an "elevator" made from 2 pencils and string, to lift 3 M&Ms into the mouth.

This was a little harder, but everyone was able to accomplish this in just under a minute.
Score: 4 & 3

Then it was time for the...
Super Coin

GOAL--Player must bounce and land 5 quarters off of a table and into a bowl.
This is were Riley and I tied the game.
WooHoo!!!!
We were able to catch a total of FIVE quarters.
Our opponents only caught FOUR;)
The score was all tied up: 4 & 4

Then it was time for...

Tweeze Me

GOAL--Player must use tweezers to maneuver a Tic Tac through a tennis racket and land it in a cup.
Both teams had to work hard to secure a win!
Score: 5 & 5

And last BUT definitely not least.
It was time for the...
Magic Carpet Ride

GOAL--Player must sit on a bathroom floor mat and use an inchworm technique to move around obstacles

Insert drum roll here:
After a final tally of all the scores, both teams were neck and neck...
An ultimate tie breaker match has been scheduled for next Friday night where one Bruce family team will be crowned king and winner of the "Minute to Win It" challenge...
Stay tuned;)

20 comments:

paige said...

Love it!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

So cute, what a great idea!

Melanie said...

This looks like SO much fun! Did you come up with all of the games yourself or are they versions of ones you have seen on the show?
Can't wait to hear who wins The Bruce Family Minute-to-Win-It Challenge! What is the grand prize??

Stacy said...

I think you come up with some of the neatest family times! I need to take notes! :) So fun.

Jodi said...

You do such fun and creative things w/ your family. I think it is great that you spend so much hands on time w/ them and actually play w/ them! You guys seem like cool parents. And I like that show too!

Courtney said...

So much fun!

MiMi said...

What a great idea for a "Family Night"! I love to watch that show!

I have been MIA for awhile, but have recently jumped back into blogging. Your family is even more precious than I remember...everyone is getting so big! God has truly blessed you with such a beautiful family!

Looking forward to catching back up with you!

Emilie

annalee said...

i love reading your fun family ideas! thank you so much for sharing.

Ms. Elaine said...

You have some of the greatest ideas! who would have thought of that to do especially with the little ones but it looks like you hit it off with flying colors....love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful children

These Are The Days said...

That looks/sounds totally fun. I haven't seen it before. Cool beans.

Shannon said...

Awesome ideas!!! We bought a minute to win it game kit but I wish we would have just done our own like this :) thanks for sharing!!

Celia Jimenez said...

Such a talented family! :-) We did some of those at camp and at the Christmas party...hilarious!!! The kids take them so seriously and its so funny to watch their faces. I can't believe you did the candy one...that is one of the hardest ones! We've played a couple of them in Amy's Sunday School class...the kids love them!!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That's so cute! Your family is so fun!

Bethany {3SonsPlus1} said...

Big squeal, love it!! So much fun!! I think we should get our families together soon! :) ha ha

Gaidusek Family said...

Thanks for sharing all of your fun projects, crafts and games with us! I'm going to share this game idea with our Sunday school class for a social!

Jessica K. said...

You are adopting again!?!??!?! I am sooo excited for you guys!!

Mary Ann said...

How fun! Cute pictures!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Aw so fun! I love that show!

Phoenix said...

A beautiful family!

Paige said...

So Fun! I love minute to win it, too. By the way, I think I clicked over here from Praying for Parker, and your family is darling!