Divide the kids into pairs, with one the Mummy and the other the Mummy Wrapper.
Give each wrapper a roll of toilet paper or crepe paper streamer. On the word "Go!" have the wrappers race to see who can wrap up their mummy first.
The game is tricky because the faster they try to wrap, the more the tissue will tear, causing them to keep restarting!
Price Is Right
Here's a great wind-down game that also serves as the going-away present. Buy inexpensive gifts for your guests, such as a big bag of sweets, a small stuffed animal, a scary book, and so on.
Distribute paper and pencil to each player. Hold up one item and have the kids try to guess how much it cost. Reveal the price tag and award the gift to the player who guessed the closest. That player is out of the game, while the rest continue guessing the prices of the gifts, until all of them are gone.
Pass the Parcel
You Will Need:
A wrapped present (click here to go to our wrapped presents section)
A music CD (click here to go to our music section)
A CD player.
Playing the Game:
Sit the children in a circle on the floor.
Explain that they pass the parcel in one direction whilst the music is playing. When the music stops, so does the parcel and the person holding the parcel removes one layer of wrapping. This child then gets to keep the sweet which is between the layers of paper.
The music then restarts and the parcel carries on being passed in the same direction.
It's best to have two people to supervise the game - one with the children passing the parcel and one controlling the music player.
The person controlling the music should try to make sure they stop it so that each child gets a chance to open a layer, this avoids children being disappointed.
The central present is quite important. If the children are boys and girls pick a non gender-specific present.
You may find that the children enjoy playing this game so much that they want to play again, so its worth having a couple of wrapped presents just in case.
Pin the Tail:
You Will Need:
Your childs favourite pin the tail game (Click here to go to our games section)
Playing the Game:
Stick your game sheet to a flat surface such as a wall or door.
Blindfold one player and pass them the stick on item.
Have the blindfolded player try to stick the item nearest to the space.
Remove their blindfold and show them how close they got.
The player to get their item closest to the space or on it is the winner!
You can spin the players around to make it more challenging.
Leave all the stuck on items in place until everyone has taken their turn so you can see who has won.
Have a contest to see who can keep the balloon in the air the longest using only their head.
The person who can keep it in the air longest without using anything but their head is the winner.
(This game can also be played in teams).
This is another children's favorite. Set up chairs in 2 rows back to back. Put out one less chair than there are children. Start playing music, and have the kids walk around the chairs (not touching the chairs though!) until the music stops. When the music stops, the kids must each sit on a chair. The child without a chair is "out". Then remove another chair. If there is ever a tie, the child with more bum on the chair wins.