Pass the Parcel

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Children learn quickly that they do not want to be left with this parcel! Never knowing what challenge they will get, Pass the Parcel keeps children guessing until the surprise is finally revealed!

Number of participants: 5+
For: For kids under 12 years
Intensity level: Medium
Preparations: Wrap the prize or candy in a piece of paper. Write one task to perform on this paper (sing a song, eat a spoonful of mustard, etc...). The tasks should make the players want to hand off the parcel quickly. Wrap another layer, with another task. Continue this until there are around 10 tasks and layers. Last layer should be left blank.
Equipment: Small Prize or Candy (for parcel), Sheets of paper to wrap
 

Prepare for this game by wrapping a present or gift with many tasks.  To do so, wrap the prize or candy in a piece of paper. Write one task to perform on this paper (sing a song, eat a spoonful of mustard, etc…). The tasks should make the players want to hand off the parcel quickly and not be left holding it. Wrap another layer of paper, with another task written on it. Continue this until there are about 10 tasks and layers. The final layer should be left blank.

Sit all participants in a circle on the floor. Begin by handing the parcel to a player and begin playing some music (children’s music is recommended). Players hand off the package to their right as quickly as possible while the music plays. When the music stops, the player left holding the parcel must unwrap the first layer of paper and perform the task written on it.  Once the task is complete, start the music again and players are to begin passing the parcel again until the music stops and another player must perform a task.  The game continues in this manner until the parcel has only one paper wrapped around it. The last person holding it unwraps and is then awarded the prize.

 
 
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