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1 MINUTE TO WIN IT BRAIN CHALLENGES Kate Schiavi & Tracy Thomas Louisville Free Public Library

2 INTRODUCTION Benefits of play and games What is a Minute to Win it Challenge? Resources Planning for the program Science-related challenges 3…2…1 – You have a minute to win it!

3 CHALLENGE! Stack them Up! Stack 7 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups on your forehead and keep them there until the minute is up.

4 CHALLENGE! Defying Gravity Tap 3 balloons to keep them off the ground for a minute.

5 BENEFITS OF PLAY AND GAMES We Play Here! Bringing the power of play into Childrens libraries. Children take play seriously Natural part of childhood Barriers to play Play deprivation can be serious !

6 PLAY IS A FACTOR IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT! Encourages imagination Emotional control Social competency Personal resiliency Continuing curiosity Increases sensory perception and skill Can help with math and reading skills

7 CHALLENGE! Bean on a Straw Suck 10 beans onto the end of your straw, one at a time, and drop them in the cup at the opposite end of the table.

8 CHALLENGE! Cotton Bowl Scoop 10 cotton balls surrounding the bowl into the bowl with a long spoon while blindfolded.

9 WHAT IS MINUTE TO WIN IT? TV series Games for home, school, parties, online…why not libraries? The anatomy of a Challenge Lively competition

10 RESOURCES Minute to Win It website: Pinterest boards YouTube Minute to Win It kit

11 PLANNING FOR THE PROGRAM Length of program Look at your space Age appropriateness Format

12 PLANNING FOR THE PROGRAM Supplies Theme Prizes Try the challenges

13 CHALLENGE! Floatacious In a big bowl of water, balance 5 empty soda cans on top of a plastic plate. The cans must stay stacked for at least 3 seconds.

14 CHALLENGE! Separation Anxiety Separate 50 pieces of candy into five separate containers in a set color order.

15 CHALLENGE! CD Dominoes Stand 20 empty CD cases on a table in a horseshoe formation. Set them off using a domino effect so that the final case falls off the table.

16 CHALLENGE! Nose Dive Transfer 10 cotton balls, one at a time, from one bowl to another using only your nose, covered in Vaseline.

17 CHALLENGE! A Bit Dicey Balance six dice on a popsicle held in your mouth and balance them there until the minute is up.

18 CHALLENGE! Bobblehead With a pedometer attached to your forehead, move your head around and try to record 125 steps in one minute.

19 LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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