Oven Mitt Unwrap

Try your hand at unwrapping a Christmas present while wearing a pair of oven mitts. A hilarious twist on the traditional “Pass the Parcel” game. 

Bible: Luke 1:26-33; 2:1-21; Matthew 2:1-12; John 3:16

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 8 or more

Supplies: 2 dice in a cup, a pair of oven mitts and at least 1 gift-wrapped present (If you are playing with a large group, we suggest preparing multiple sets of these items.) 

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Oven Mitt Unwrap Christmas Game


You will need just one set of dice, oven mitts and gift-wrapped present. However, if you are playing with a larger group, we suggest preparing one set of these items for every 8 to 10 players so that everyone gets a chance to play.

Wrap each present in multiple layers of gift-wrapping paper.
– If you are playing with young children, we suggest choosing a non-regular shaped present. Boxes tend to be more difficult to unwrap while wearing a pair of oven mitts.
– Avoid using too much sticky tape. For younger kids, consider using visible stickers or labels instead of transparent sticky tape.
– If you are playing with a mixed-gender group, select gender-neutral presents.

Prepare more presents if you wish to play multiple rounds of this game.

How to Play

Have everyone sit in a circle.

Give one player a pair of oven mitts and the present, and the person on his/her left the cup with 2 dice.
If you have a larger group, give another pair of players across the circle another set of these items.

On “go” the player(s) with the oven mitts put them on and tries to unwrap the present one layer at a time.
At the same time, the player(s) with the dice roll them until they get doubles.

Once doubles is rolled, the player passes the cup and dice to the player on the left, and takes over the oven mitts and present from the player on the right.
Play continues with the items moving left each time doubles are rolled.

The player who unwraps the final layer keeps the present.

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