Before playing for the first time, fold the flat presents into three dimenional boxes. Squeeze the sides of the presents gently to make them stand up, then tuck both flaps into the ends.
Punch out the spinner card. From the back side of the spinner card (the side with the picture of the Grinch), push the circular base through the hole. From the front of the spinner card, snap the arrow into the base. For safety, make sure that an adult assembles the spinner securely, and that it remains assembled.
Punch out the playing pieces. Each player chooses a playing piece, puts it into the stand that matches its color, and places it at Start.
Place the presents in the center of the game board atop the picture of the Grinchs sleigh. Place the presents so that the side with the bow is on top.