Virtual Team Building Events

Activity Description

Everyone’s heard of “Pass the Parcel”, so you might think this sounds a bit lame as a youth group game, but it can work well if you add a little twist.

For those that don’t know “Pass the Parcel”, you wrap up a prize (e.g. a box of chocolates), then add multiple layers or wrapping (up to 20 times). Inside each layer, add a smaller prize (such as sweet or small chocolate).

The group sits in a circle and “Passes the Parcel” around the group with some music playing in the background. When the music pauses, whoever is holding the “Parcel” unwraps one layer and keeps the small prize hidden within that layer. This continues until the last layer is unwrapped and whoever has the parcel wins the prize.

Now, the twist As well as adding a small prize within each layer, add a written “Challenge” of some sort that the person unwrapping the layer must complete. The challenge can be something the person must do in front of the group or something to share with the group.

For example:

  • Sing a song to the group
  • Tell the group your most embarrassing moment
  • Do 20 push-ups
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to do when you grew up?

The outcome is you end up with a game that is fun but also doubles as a sharing game and a great icebreaker.

Pass The Parcel Youth Game

Basic Details
Property Type : Youth Games
Listing Type : Placeholder
Activity Type : Youth Games
Focus On : Having Fun
Outcome Based : No, just fun
Facilities : Indoor, Outdoor
Props Required : None
Duration : 6 - 15 minutes
Exertion Level : Low
Group Size : 1 - 8, 9 - 16, 17 - 30, 31+
Age : Youth