Pin the tail on the donkey • Wikipedia
An example of the game after it was played.
Pin the tail on the donkey is a game played by groups of children. The earliest version listed in a catalog of American games compiled by the American Game Collectors Association in 1998, is dated 1899, and attributed to Charles Zimmerling.
It is common at birthday parties and other gatherings. A picture of a donkey with a missing tail is tacked to a wall within easy reach of children.
One at a time, each child is blindfolded and handed a paper «tail» with a push pin or thumbtack poked through it. The blindfolded child is then spun around until he or she is disoriented. The child gropes around and tries to pin the tail on the donkey. The player who pins their tail closest to the target, the donkey’s rear, wins. The game, a group activity, is generally not competitive; «winning» is only of marginal importance. It is often seen as more entertaining, seeing the children stumble around and try to put their tail at the right place.
The game is also used in child development research.
The game can also be played by teenagers and adults, especially if the «donkey» is replaced with depictions of something or someone else. As a drinking game, the person with the worst tail pinning is awarded one shot of a selected alcohol, to be determined by house rules or the loser in a friendly environment.
Idiomatically, the term can be used derisively for any assigned activity which is pointless or for which a person has been handicapped (blindfolded).
- Eeyore, a character who loses his tail and has to have it pinned back on.
- Fukuwarai, a similar Japanese game
http://gamecatalog.org/gc/printed/gc8.pdf The Game Catalog, 8th Edition, October 1998 — Page 89
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Joanna Cole; Stephanie Calmenson; Alan Tiegreen (2004). Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Chronicle Books. pp. 8–9. ISBN 1-58717-230-5.
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Rodney P. Carlisle: Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society, Band 2, SAGE, 2009, P. 483
Kagan, Jerome; J. Steven Reznick; Nancy Snidman; Jane Gibbons; Maureen O. Johnson (December 1988). «Childhood Derivatives of Inhibition and Lack of Inhibition to the Unfamiliar». Childhood Development. Blackwell Publishing. 59 (6): 1580–1589. doi:10.2307/1130672. JSTOR 1130672.
How to Make a Pin the Tail on the Donkey Game
by Renee Kristi ; Updated September 22, 2017
Making your own Pin the Tail on the Donkey game is easy and quite fun. It allows you to personalize a classic children’s party game and you can increase the fun by allowing your children to participate. You can make your donkey as simple or elaborate as you like. Additionally, you can print your donkey at home or take it to a printing shop if you prefer a larger donkey.
Find a Donkey Picture
Perform an image search on an internet search engine for «donkey pictures.» Alternatively, you can search for «pin the tail on the donkey stencils.»
Select the picture you wish to print. Use your mouse to right-click on the picture and select «save image as» from the drop list. Title the picture «donkey» or something simple and save it to a location of your choosing.
Open the donkey image file and select print from your toolbar. Alternatively, if you want a larger copy of the donkey, save the picture to a flash drive and take it to a print shop.
Cut out the donkey image you have printed. If the tail is not already separated, cut it off of the donkey. If you are feeling very creative, take this opportunity to color your donkey and add little designs and details to make him more unique.
Cut your yarn into 10 pieces, each 2 inches in length. Use the glue to attach these pieces to the end of your donkey’s tail. This adds some texture and fun.
Attach the piece of sticky putty to the back of your donkey’s tail. Your donkey is ready to play!
About the Author
Based in Atlanta, Renee Kristi has been writing since 2001 and her work now appears on various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Spelman College and a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law.
Pin the Tail on the Donkey
- Pin the Tail on the Donkey
with a missing tail is tacked to a wall within easy reach of children.citation
title=Pin the Tail on the Donkey
isbn= 1587172305] One at a time, each child is blindfolded and handed a paper «tail» with a push pin or thumbtack poked through it. The blindfolded child is then spun around until he or she is disoriented. The child gropes around and tries to pin the tail on the donkey. The player who pins their tail closest to the target, the donkey’s rear, wins. The game, a group activity, is generally not competitive; «winning» is only of marginal importanceWhat|date=May 2008.
Pin the Tail on the Donkey is suitable for children who are old enough to walk and to know better than to eat the small sharp tacks. The game is also used in child development research. [ cite journal|title=Childhood Derivatives of Inhibition and Lack of Inhibition to the Unfamiliar|journal=Childhood Development|date=December 1988|first=Jerome|last=Kagan|coauthors=J. Steven Reznick, Nancy Snidman, Jane Gibbons and Maureen O. Johnson|volume=59|issue=6|pages=1580–1589|id= |url=|format=|accessdate=2008-05-28|doi=10.2307/1130672 ]
The game can also be played by teenagers and adults, especially if the «donkey» is replaced with depictions of something or someone else. As a drinking game, the person with the worst tail pinning is awarded one shot of a selected alcohol, to be determined by house rules or the loser in a friendly environmentFact|date=May 2008.
Idiomatically, the term can be used derisively for any assigned activity which is pointless or for which a person has been handicapped (blindfolded)Fact|date=May 2008.
*Fukuwarai (A similar Japanese game.)
- Reflection (physics)
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Pin The Tail On The Donkey Lyrics
Pin The Tail On The Donkey by Nature
Verse 1: Treach (Vin Rock)
Oh finally finally (here we are)
And for good are the three follow me (It ain’t far
Even though if it was you could make it to the start
The enemies do you know who they are? (There they are)
A devil with the dorags be walkin now I had it up to there
Oh yeah that’s the last straw (The Nature’s back for……)
(*Better than disco*) (R r r r r r r r r-ound*) (Ugh, ugh, ugh)
Pin the tail on the junkie, find a false flavor
It’s a new day to play with a neighbour
Freeze the MC’s that wanna see thee
By now Naugh-ty By Nature by me
They want me to come and come up faster, that could be arranged
Dump the last of the matinee, cos they couldn’t stand the damn rain
The pain’s the same, the game remains mine
I got more hooks than a fish line
Bite the head off a snake
Chew up from the first to last break and shoot em in the face
Make way, (move), who are you to test me? (Huh, huh, huh……)
I seen your last porno flick, it ain’t impress me
Wassup? Cuddle sport, here’s a thought
(The only records that they got, are the records their crew bought)
Damn real B rock, get fienin, spunky
Pin the tail on the donkey
(*Bring that beat back*)
Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go
Verse 2: Treach, (Vin Rock)
I do more poppin than a blockhead, wreck the waxheads
I’m fed, (Go ahead, you retired tackhead)
Back to the fact of the track witta new thought
You couldn’t smoke butts witta match and a Newport
Here we go, we go, we go again, witta flow we know, we know it’s in
(Def play like Poppa Simpson)
KayGee’s on the slice, can he co-clean?
Doin more scratchin than a funk and a dope fiend
Go knock the blocks off, get your props off
But don’t cop off, cop out, and I’ll cuts off
Another renegade of rap will stop that
I’m more feared than a Sugar Hill contract
I’m known for Lettin The Hos Go, my demo’s all flow
When cursin was a no-no, you dodo
Give it up cos I’m hot witta warm hate
I won’t stop, pop, til that head is screwed on straight
I take shorts, and no sorts, so take that clone
The only thing I take is the 8 to the path home
And I take you all the way to the north stop
Your style’s more foul than a pork chop
I rock the hip-hop, non-stop tick-tock
Around the big clock, witta spot, tick-tock
Pin the tail on the jackass, it don’t mean jack (chill…..)
To a brother from down the hill
Back track with a rap that remains funky
(Hmmm, and it’s ugh)
Back in the day, y’all, I played with playdough
The dough is real now, and dildo’s feel how
A starvin hungry MC gets when
MC *?falamin?* your own is the big sin
I’m starvin up, it’s time ta, call them up, yup
Get em and cut em up, stuff em and cook the duck
Tough luck, tell em to shut up and jet
And feel the threat of a real life roughneck
Pin the tail on the donkey
(*Can I get a witness?*)
Verse 3: Treach, (Vin Rock)
(Check check, where you, where you at, at??)
That another best will need a hard vest for this head check)
(What? There’s another, Treach?) That’s what I heard, yep
Three steps from a pit, boom, in his chest
I never knew a nigga really wanted to die
Instead he bit, instead of lookin me eye-to-eye, then I
Knew he was truly thru, dumb plus the one
To meet the mighty one, call a bad one
I rhyme about what I want to, microphone 1-2
You’re doin like *?Lasuran?* then a bomb do
T-H-E MC O-F R-H-P T-O L-double O-K
A-T, I-N T-H-E N-I-N-E-T-I-E, or watch me S-C
And I might top to step to a sexy
Fancy, prancy and dancy
No cosmo stomp, her’s the true form
Style’s so fat, it gets fitted with a shoe horn
Here’s a clearer mirror, dear ya
Lookin in nearer, cos I don’t fear ya
Some get too souped to the point
Where it’s still too thick but still lick thru and thru
Always wanted a guy to come and try
To get sly and try ta, get by my
Hideous, treacherous style that’s wreckin it…….
Pin the tail on the donkey…….
Yo, yo, yo, yo, wassup yo?
What happened? It’s like that?
We gon’ rush you again
Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go
pin the tail on the donkey — definition
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