This game needs a room big enough to allow your students to get into a circle.
We had approximately 100 kids at our annual Christmas Party. We wrapped 6 gifts in MULTIPLE layers of wrapping paper, each with a different color/pattern so that it was obvious. Some gifts had 2 “layers,” some had 8. None had the same amount of wrapping paper. The gifts ranged from serious and nice, to silly and weird. We passed the gifts around like “Hot Potato” to music. When the music stopped, the students holding the gifts were instructed to unwrap ONLY the outer layer of the present. It takes a few breaks in the music to get the first gift opened. The student who unwraps the final “layer” of wrapping paper gets to keep the gift. However, he/she must leave the circle so that he/she does not win again.
The beauty of this game is that it involves everyone in the room. A great byproduct is that a few of them are going to win some cool gifts.
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.