Pass the Package is a fun icebreaker game that’s perfect for distributing door prizes at your event.
It’s a cross between hot potato, musical chairs, and a present wrapped inside a present, inside a present!
You are going to need lots of wrapping paper and an assortment of boxes to pull this off. (Use up those remnants in your closet and/or grab some rolls at the Dollar Store.)
Be sure to read through all of the instructions so you understand what you need to prepare in advance.
This game is worth the extra work!
Pass the Package: Mother’s Day Version
Group size: 5 – 25 (divide into multiple groups if needed)
Time needed: About 20 minutes
Supplies: Music, sound system, gift(s) wrapped with multiple layers and inside multiple boxes – one per group/table, activity cards for each layer of wrapping paper (see free printable cards below), trash can.
- Before the event gather your gift(s), boxes, and wrapping paper – 1 per table/group depending on the size of your event. Wrap your gift. Place a tag letting the recipient know it’s theirs to open and keep on top of the wrapping paper. (That is the bottom right card on the free printable.) Place it in a slightly large box and wrap the box. Place an activity card on the outside of the wrapping paper (ie. Share a special Mother’s Day memory.) Add another layer of wrapping paper, topped with another activity card. Add another box when you can. You should have layers of wrapping paper with an activity card on the top of each. I recommend at least 6 layers of paper, but no more than 10. There should not be an activity card on the outside layer.
- At the event, assemble women into groups if needed. Distribute 1 wrapped gift per circle/group/table. Let them know that as the music starts they need to pass the gift around the table and when the music stops the holder of the gift is to remove one layer of wrapping paper. Start the music, pausing for unwrapping and instructions to be followed. Continue until the gift has been completely unwrapped.
Winner: The lucky person to get the last layer of wrapping paper!
Notes: Use different colors/patterns of wrapping paper so it’s easy to distinguish where a layer begins and starts. Have your camera ready to catch the fun!
Free Printable Activity Cards
You have permission to print and make copies for personal or church use.
Click the link below and the free PDF will open.
Tea Themed Cards – mothers day pass the package game cards
Sunflower Themed Cards – mothers day pass the package tags sunflower theme
Here’s a little preview of what they look like.
May God bless the women at your Mother’s Day event!