Sunday, January 1, 2017

Grinch Minute to Win it WhoVille Party Games

The first one we did with the grandkids, and the second one we repeated for an adult family party.  Both were so much fun.  Here's what we did.

You can read the story of the Grinch as you play, or you can retell the story in your own words.

Here's a Grinch Games Scoreboard for you to keep score.  To print it out just right click your mouse and save it into your pictures.  Size it to fit a full size piece of paper and print it in your favorite printing program.

When the Grinch decided to go down to Who-ville to steal the presents he needed a Santa Suit.
Hand both teams red wrapping paper with duct tape and have each team create a Grinch Santa suit in a minute.  The best suit wins.
The Grinch needed a reindeer so he used his dog Max to pull the sleigh.
We premade Max's reindeer antlers out of rolled up paper and tape.  Each team had to tie the antlers on the head of a teammate.  
We had a sleigh for each team made from a box with some string tied to it to pull it.  The team member with Max's antlers had to pull the box across the room and back.  The first one done wins.  

As you can see from the picture that the grandkids thought that they should ride in the boxes.  It just made it more fun, but we should have had stronger string.

As the Grinch was going down the mountain he got into a little mishap and turned into a snow ball.
Each team gets a roll of toilet paper on a large spoon handle.

The team member who is being wrapped up is suppose to turn around to wrap the toilet paper around himself without breaking the toilet paper.  The other team member holding the spoon is suppose to stand still.  The team with the most toilet paper, without breaking, wins.
When the Grinch got to Who-ville he started stealing all of the Who's presents.
I found these little presents at the Dollar Tree.  I used mason jars for the "Santa Sack".  I put tissue paper around the jars with a rubber band so that they looked like a sack.  It made it a little harder to drop the presents into the sacks.
Each team had to drop the presents from their nose into the mason jar.  The team with the most presents in the jar won.  They had to put the presents and the jar into their sleigh.
The Grinch took all of the Who's food, including the last can of Who-hash.
I hid a can of Who-hash in the room and the first team to find it in under a minute won.  I had to give them "hot" and "cold" hints to hurry it along.

Here is a printout for the Who-hash.  To print it right click on your mouse and save it into your pictures.  Then size it to a full sheet of paper and print it out in your printing program.  I cut it out and put it on a 16 ounce can of beans. (I didn't have any hash).  

The Grinch even stole the Candy Canes right from under the sleeping children's noses!
The candy canes were on the edge of our table.  Each team member had to get as many candy canes in his mouth as he could and carry them over to their sleigh.  The team with the most candy canes in a minute won.

The Grinch even stole the Who's tree.
Each team had to remove all the decorations from their tree (found at the 99 cent store) and put everything into their sleighs.  The first team done first won.
The Grinch even took all of the crumbs that were too small for the Who's mouses.
Each team got a small pile of Rice Krispies.  The team members had to pick up the Rice Krispies with a straw and put them into the chimneys.   The team with the most Rice Krispies won.  (We actually had to count ours to be sure).

Here's a printout for a Who-ville chimney:

Now the Grinch took the stash up to Mount Crumpit to dump it.
Each team got a picture of the Grinch with his sleigh.  They were to blow the picture across the table with a straw. 

 The team to get it closest to the edge, without going over, won.

I should post the video of my husband and I playing.  He kept holding on to my picture so that he could win.  He's a cheater!  

Here's a printout of the sleigh for you to use:

When the Grinch heard the Who's down in Who-ville singing, his heart grew three sizes.  He decided to return all the stash.
Each team had to get all of their stash from out of their sleighs and rebuild the tree and put back the presents and candy canes.  The first team done won.

This was my grandkids favorite part.  They loved building the Christmas trees.  The adults, not so much.

I found these cute Big Bucks at the Dollar Tree.  I just printed out a bunch of Grinch pictures and cut them out and glued them on.  It was fast and easy.  For the losers I found chocolate lumps of coal.  Both were a hit!

Here's a printout you can you can use if you want to make some:

Here's a Grinch Green dollar that you could use with a candy bar if you can't find the Big Bucks.

I have more than 50 other Grinch ideas that are just awesome.  Check them out by clicking here.

and to see all of my fantastic Christmas ideas just click here.

And here are some great New Year's Ideas.  Just click here.

New Year's Eve Decorations are updated every year.


  1. thanks for your fun ideas! I am stealing some for my son's 2nd grade Grinch party at school! I couldn't find the little presents and ended up wrapping little candies instead.

  2. I'm glad that you can use my ideas. I hope that your party turns out great!

  3. I love these ideas. I will definitely be using them for our Christmas party this year. Thank you for sharing