How to Play: Pin the Tail On The Donkey

• Ages four and up
• Two or more players needed
Materials:
A picture of a donkey (you can make one or buy one) taped to a door or wall, a tail, tape, a blindfold
• Indoor game (or outdoors in an enclosed, safe area)
• Competitive or noncompetitive

How to Play

• Put a piece of tape at the end of the tail.
• Blindfold the first child (the birthday child during a party) and spin him or her around an agreed upon amount of time (three to four is fine).
• Face the child in the right direction and ask the child to stick the tail on the donkey.
• Wherever the child sticks the tail, write the child's name. Remove the tail for the next child's turn. (You can also have enough tails for each child and just write his or her name on the tail and leave it up until everyone has had a turn.)
• Continue until everyone has had a turn.

Competitive Version: The child who puts the tail in the most correct spot wins.

Noncompetitive Version: Talk about each place the tail got put: "Jennifer put his tail on the donkey's eye." Laugh about it. Congratulate the child who put it in the most correct spot, but don't make a big deal about it.

Variations: Change the name of the game to suit the theme of the party: Pin the Hat on the Witch for a Halloween Party or Pin the Tail on the Dinosaur for a Dinosaur Party, or Pin the Shoes on Dorothy for a Wizard of Oz Party, etc.

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