Wrapping a Present

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  • A basket.
  • Scissors.
  • Tape.
  • Fabric ribbon.
  • Small sheets of wrapping paper.
  • Tray with a variety of small boxes or small interesting items to be wrapped.


Individual or group presentation.


  1. Introduce the activity.
  2. Select an item from the tray to be wrapped.
  3. Carry the basket to the table.
  4. Take each item out of the basket and place them on the table.
  5. Place a piece of wrapping paper on the table and center the item to be wrap on top.
  6. Show the child how to measure if the wrapping paper is a suitable size for the item.
  7. If required, cut the paper to fit the size of the item.
  8. Wrap the item, securing with the tape when needed.
  9. Tie the ribbon around the item, centering the bow.
  10. Ask the child to replace all the materials into the basket.
  11. Invite the child to repeat the activity and return the basket to the shelf when he is finished. 

Control Of Error

Points Of Interest


  • To teach a child to wrap a present independently.