Gift Go-Round

on December 19, 2017


  • Several boxes from small to large that will fit inside each other
  • Gift wrap
  • Tape
  • Candies/small prizes
  • Christmas music


Put enough candies or prizes for each player into the smallest box. Wrap the box and set it inside the next larger box then wrap that box and set it inside the next larger box. Continue until the largest box is wrapped with the others nested inside of it.

Have players sit in a circle. Turn on the music and pass the gift around. Pause the music. Whoever is holding the gift when the music stops will open only the outside box. Continue randomly playing and stopping the music and having players unwrap each box until the box with the candies/prizes is unwrapped. Share the contents while you move on to the discussion.


How many of you were really hoping there was something special inside all those boxes? It took a long time to get there, but we finally received the real gift in the last box. Sometimes people say they hope for something, but don’t necessarily think it will happen. But the kind of hope that comes from God is different. We can hope and trust that what he says will really happen because God always keeps his promises. God gave people the hope of a Savior. It took many years for the right time to come, but God kept his word and the Savior was born as promised.

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