Wrap Me Up

Wrap your team members instead of presents.
Supplies
Lots of used wrapping paper (or 1 full roll per team, if you wish)
1 roll of Scotch tape per team
1 pair of scissors per team (supervision required)
Other assorted wrapping items: cardstock, ribbon, markers, stickers, adornments, etc
Timer
Setup

1. You can set your space up one of two ways: either by creating a "community wrap center" where all the wrapping materials are laid out for all the players to use, or by putting similar items (rolls of paper, tape, ribbon, etc.) in bags for each team.
2. Divide your group into teams. Hand out bags (if you are playing that way).
3. Have each team choose a player to be their present.
4. Set a timer for 15 minutes (or however long you choose).

How to Play

1. On "Go!" each team begins wrapping their "present." Each team has exactly 15 minutes to completely wrap (with the exception of the nose, mouth, and eyes) their present. There are no extra points for finishing first; this is all about complete coverage and the prettiness of the packaging.
2. At the end of the 15 minutes have impartial judges choose the best-wrapped package.
3. When the packages have been judged, unwrap your presents with glee.

Variations

1. Use birthday wrap instead of holiday wrap.
2. Create a fabulous outfit for your player instead of wrapping them. Have a fashion show!

Tips

1. Remind players to be extra-careful with the scissors.
2. Have player sort and recycle all the supplies as part of the game. Give them 5 minutes to do so. The first team to finish cleaning up their area can win a little prize.

Stats
Activity Length
15 - 30 minutes
Age
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Competitiveness
Either/or (can be played either way)
Difficulty
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Indoor/Outdoor
Either
Mess Factor
Dustpan, please
Noise Level
Semi-rambunctious
Number of Players
2
3 to 4
5 to 10
10 to 20
20+
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
Space Needed
Small (a clearable open space the size of a 1-car garage)
Team Division
Teamwork! (divide into teams)