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How to Play Pass the Present

Everyone loves to open presents so this game is an all-time favorite.


  • Step 1: Wrap present Wrap a present in multiple layers of wrapping paper. There should be enough layers that everyone gets a turn.
  • Step 2: Sit in circle Have the players sit in a circle on the floor facing each other.
  • Step 3: Start music Choose a person to start and stop the music throughout the game. When the music begins the players start passing the present from one to another.
  • Step 4: Stop the music Listen for the music to stop. When the music stops the player holding the present gets to unwrap one layer.
  • TIP: If the players are young, have the music player watch where they stop the music so everyone gets a turn opening the present.
  • Step 5: Continue playing Continue the process until the present is completely unwrapped. The last person to unwrap the last layer wins the present.
  • FACT: In 1871, Seth Wheeler of New York was issued a patent for perforated wrapping paper.

You Will Need

  • A present wrapped in multiple layers
  • Music

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