This one has all sorts of fun possibilities!
Our evaluations last spring had the request that we do activities where the people get to know other people at the sessions. Another request was that we cover a little bit on the Mass each month since the Mass is central to our faith.
I took those two requests and combined them into one activity. Each month we now begin with “A Minute to Win It“. Everyone gets a partner (not a family member and someone they have not partnered with on previous months). They learn each other’s name.
Then we do some activity for one minute — first one partner and then the other. The activity is then connected to a part of the Mass and that part of the Mass is explained. The Minute to Win It activity is then repeated.
A couple of the Minute to Win It activities we have done:
- How many drops of water can you get on a penny without the water running off (the priest pouring a small amount of water into the wine)
- Sucking up on a straw, how many bean could they move from a plate to a sheet of paper with the outline of a “3″. (What does the priest do with his mouth 3 times at Mass? kiss the altar (twice) and kiss the Book of the Gospels)
Minute to Win It has become a fun way to meet other people and to learn about the Mass.
NOTE: If you’d like a little more Minute to Win It inspiration, just google “Minute to Win It games” for lots of great ideas.