Pass the Parcel

Wrap a medium-sized balloon in layers of gift wrap or tissue paper with lots of tape and pass it around the circle while the music plays.  When the music stops, instead of unwrapping a gift, the child who is holding the balloon must unwrap a layer of paper without popping the balloon. Once they take a layer off, the music starts again and the balloon keeps passing. If a child pops the balloon, the game ends! A variation is passing the wrapped balloon and every child takes off a small piece, whatever they can get in one rip until the balloon is popped or out of the wrapping.


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