|| Pass the parcel
Young kids, Kids
You will need:
A small present wrapped in successive layers of paper. You can be inventive
in the wrapping process: Use wrapping paper for the inner-most layer; use
plastic bags, brown paper, newspaper, sellotape, string, PVA glue on different
layers. Keep it interesting (see variation about additional presents).
Two adults (minimum) and a music player of some sort with lots of volume
and a pause facility a portable CD player is ideal.
How to play:
The idea of the game is to unwrap the parcel and be the person who gets
the prize at the centre.
The children sit in a circle, one adult is responsible for fair play,
the other controls the music and should not look at the circle.
The fully wrapped parcel is given to the youngest child.
When the music plays the parcel is passed around the circle, child to
At random moments the music is stopped using the pause button
When the music stops the child holding the parcel unwraps one layer as
fast as possible
The music is then re-started.
The child that reaches the prize in the middle wins it.
The music can be restarted before the layer is unwrapped if its
taking too long. The person controlling can peek to ensure that everybody
has a go at unwrapping.
It is considered poor form for the birthday child to win.
Insert other small gifts, maybe sweets, in other layers.
December 1, 2014 16:24