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5 Old-Fashioned Party Games That Your Kids Will Love

Awesome activities to make that birthday party memorable

Published on: September 24, 2019

5 Old-Fashioned Party Games That Your Kids Will Love

Pass the Parcel game
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Corrie Barklimore on Flickr

Pass the Parcel

Pass the Parcel is perfect for preschoolers. You will need to prepare the parcel (present) in advance.

What you’ll need:

A group of kids, one decent gift (e.g., a small book or toy), some tiny trinkets or candies, wrapping paper, tape and music. Start by wrapping the main gift. Next, add another small gift on top (candy or trinket), wrap again, and so on, adding a small item to each layer. Add enough layers so that everyone in the party will get a prize. If this all seems like too much for you, there's always the option to buy the parcel wrapped and ready to go. 

How to play:

Sit the children in a circle and start playing some music. Ask the kids to pass the parcel to the person beside them and keep passing it along. When the music stops, the person left holding the parcel can open one layer of wrapping paper and keep the gift. This continues until the last layer of wrapping paper is removed and the last child sitting receives the big gift at the end.

Bonus tips:

Use stickers rather than tape to hold the parcel together, as it’s much easier (and fun!) for kids to open.

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