25 May 2023

1 Minute Games For Your Kids This Summer Vacation

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Summer vacations are synonymous with mangoes, grandparents ka ghar & games. Not always can you step out & play, so what do you do in these times?! How about these games where you can not only enjoy it indoors, but you also spend some quality time with your family & friends. To make it more fun you can invite your friends over, because the more the merrier.

For these games you do not need a lot of things, some straws, cups, balloons, pens & things easily available on Milkbasket, a grocery delivery app that will do a silent doorstep delivery by 7 AM. These are the games that you can play in under a minute & enjoy your summer vacations. While you play these 1 minute games, how about eating some delicious snacks & we have a great blog on it called Cooking Without Fire: 5 Awesome Fireless Cooking Recipes For Summer Vacation

Match The Shapes

In this game you will need:

  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Chart paper


  1. Cut out different shapes in different sizes.
  2. Draw those same shapes, in those sizes on the chart paper
  3. Ask your child to match & stick the shapes in their respective sizes.

Guess The Paint

In this game you will need:

  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Papers
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Chart paper/paper
  • Glue


  1. Draw squares on the chart paper/paper & paint them different colours.
  2. On a separate piece of paper write down the names of the different colours & cut them into squares.
  3. Ask the children to match the name of the colours to the squares.

Post It!

One of the most loved 1 minute games, where the children have to stick as many post-it papers on their team member, without having it falling down! Of course the most number of post-its wins!

In this game you will need:

  • Post-it notes
  • A team of two kids


  1. Set a timer for 1 minute on your phone.
  2. Ask the children to stick as many post-it notes on their team member without having the notes fall down.

Put It In The Bucket

A game where you will have the children use straws to create a suction on ping pong balls & pick them up to put it in a small bucket or glass.

In this game you will need:

  • Ping pong balls
  • Straws
  • Small boxes


  1. Empty the ping pong balls into a small box.
  2. Hand a straw to the child.
  3. Ask them to pick up the ping pong balls from one box & transfer it to the other.

Blow It Away

Indulge in another exciting & enjoyable 1 minute game using straws & ping pong balls, adding to the collection of thrilling 1 minute games!

In this game you will need:

  • Ping pong balls
  • Straws
  • A long table
  • Decorative tape


  1. Mark a start & finish line with decorative tape
  2. Put the ping pong balls on the start line & hand a straw to your child.
  3. Set a timer for 1 minute on your phone & ask your child to blow the ping pong balls to the finish line.

Tip: To make it fun, you can also make a race track using cardboard box, markers & some strips of thick cardboard to mark out a racetrack path.

Drop It In A Cup

Yes ping pong balls yet again! 

In this game you will need:

  • Chair
  • Plastic cups/mugs
  • Ping pong balls


  1. Hand your child the ping pong balls.
  2. Ask them to stand on the chair & in a minute they need to put 3 ping pong balls into the cup/mug

Tip: To make it more challenging you can give them only 5-6 balls & have them use only those balls over & 

Balloon Pop

Pop goes the balloon! A game where kids squeal with excitement & at the same time get tired, indoors, it’s a great win!

In this game you will need:

  • A lot of balloons
  • Fork or a butter knife
  • Flattened cardboard box
  • Double sided tape


  1. Blow up the balloons & stick them on the flattened cardboard with double sided tape.
  2. Set a timer for 1 minute on your phone.
  3. Ask the child to use a fork or a knife to burst as many balloons as they can in a minute.

Tip: You can add two different coloured balloons & ask the children to burst only one colour.

Nose Dive

A game where you literally just need petroleum jelly & cotton balls! Fun, giggles & laughter is what you shall get in return.

In this game you will need:

  • Cotton balls
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Bowls
  • A long table


  1. In one bowl add all the cotton balls.
  2. Set another empty bowl on the other end of the table.
  3. Set the timer on your phone for 1 minute.
  4. Apply petroleum jelly on the child’s nose & ask them to pick up the cotton balls & transport it to the empty bowl.
  5. Most number of cotton balls wins!

Above all we want you to enjoy your child’s summer vacation & spend time with them without a lot of strain. These games help you build memories, keeps you indoors & helps you enjoy great quality time.


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