31 Games - Pass the Present

Is your 3-year-old the youngest of the family, or are all the kids your child plays with close to that same age?  If so, then you know how difficult it can be to find ways for them to all be involved in the fun and games - so many choices are just too advanced for this age.

But now, you'll have a list of 31 unique games that even a 3-year-old can join in with.  A few of these ideas will be best for the preschool set, but most will work for a wide range of ages!

Click on over here to see the full list, but read on for this great game idea!

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Will you be left with a surprise gift when the music stops?  Read all about this unique Musical-Chairs-like game that's perfect for parties!

Pass the Present

Players:  4 + 

Ages:  3 + 

Place:  a space large enough for the players to sit in a circle

Equipment:  wrapped surprise (toy, candy, game) and music source that can be easily stopped and started

How to play:  Before the game, wrap a gift in as many layers of paper as there are players.

Have the players sit in a circle and begin passing the present around while the music plays.

When the music stops, the player left holding the gift carefully unwraps one layer of paper, hands the box to the next person in the circle, and leaves.

Play continues in this manner and the player left at the end unwraps and keeps their prize.


Wrap as many presents as there are players.  Make the final gift slightly better than the rest.

Players again pass a single gift around, but this time whoever is left holding the box unwraps and keeps the gift, then sits out with the prize.

A new gift is put into play and the rounds continue in the same manner as the original version.

The final player is handed the "fancier" gift and deemed the winner, although in this option, everybody wins.

I've never heard of this game before, but it really does sound like the perfect game for a party!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Looking for other fun ideas of things to do with your little one?  Check out my Latticed Learning page here!

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