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Pin the tail on the donkey

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.[1]

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.[2]
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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

The game is also used in child development research.[4]

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.[3]

Idiomatically, the term can be used derisively for any assigned activity which is pointless or for which a person has been handicapped (blindfolded)[citation needed].

See also[edit]

  • Eeyore, a character who loses his tail and has to have it pinned back on.
  • Fukuwarai, a similar Japanese game
  • Piñata

External links[edit]

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Pin the tail on the donkey

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.[1]

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.[2]
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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

The game is also used in child development research.[4]

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.[3]

Idiomatically, the term can be used derisively for any assigned activity which is pointless or for which a person has been handicapped (blindfolded)[citation needed].

See also[edit]

  • Eeyore, a character who loses his tail and has to have it pinned back on.
  • Fukuwarai, a similar Japanese game
  • Piñata

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://gamecatalog.org/gc/printed/gc8.pdf The Game Catalog, 8th Edition, October 1998 — Page 89
  2. ^ a b c Joanna Cole; Stephanie Calmenson; Alan Tiegreen (2004). Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Chronicle Books. pp. 8–9. ISBN 1-58717-230-5.
  3. ^ a b Rodney P. Carlisle: Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society, Band 2, SAGE, 2009, P. 483
  4. ^ 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.

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What is Pin the Tail on the Donkey? (with picture)

Pin the tail on the donkey is a game that involves movement, spatial sense, and coordination, and is primarily used at parties for children. When played at parties, it is often used among a set of games, such as musical chairs and blindman’s buff, that provide an opportunity for the hosting family to give the guests small gifts. The object of the game is to place the donkey’s tail as close as possible to the place where it should actually be. Typically, the winner of a round will receive a small prize or token.


Preparation for Pin the Tail on the Donkey


To prepare to play pin the tail on the donkey, you need a large picture of a donkey without a tail and separate cutouts of the tail that belongs on the donkey, each labeled with a participant’s name or initials. You will also need a blindfold. Commercial sets are available. Also required are a bulletin board at least as large as the picture to tack it on and a thumbtack push pin for each tail. Each tail has its tack or push pin pushed through it, right side to wrong side, and they are carefully laid out. Note that substitutions may be made for any of these items:

• you can use a picture of an animal other than a donkey

• you can tape the picture carefully to a wall rather than use a bulletin board;

• especially if small children are playing, you may wish to use a piece of double-sided tape rather than anything sharp to secure each tail.


Choose a clear, safe area in which the players will wait their turns and through which the player with the tail will move towards the picture to try to place his or her tail where it belongs. Since players may head off in completely wrong directions, it is important that a rather large area be safe for them to walk through blindfolded. Either affix the picture to a wall or affix it to the bulletin board and lean the bulletin board against a wall, making sure it is securely braced.


Playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey


One at a time, blindfold the children, hand them the tail that you’ve labeled for them, and turn them slowly around at the starting point. Point them accurately at the wall where the donkey picture is, and step back. All other players should keep out of the blindfolded child’s way as he or she makes his or her way to a vertical surface and attaches the tail.


The child should walk with arm outstretched and place the tail as soon as it touches the wall, with help from an adult, if necessary. Feeling around to identify the outline of the picture, for example, is not allowed. Assist the child to remove the blindfold and join in the laughter at the placement of the tail before blindfolding the next child. Repeat the process until all the children have had a turn. Then gather everyone to examine the picture and identify the winner, the player who has made the best attempt to pin the tail on the donkey in the proper position.

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Pin the tail on the donkey | Culture Wikia

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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.[1]

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.[2]
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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

The game is also used in child development research.[4]

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.[3]

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Pin The Tail on the Donkey and Other Varitations

 

Pin the Tail on the Donkey has been one of the most popular birthday party games for generations. Everyone knows the rules — you put the blindfold on the child, put a paper tail in their hand, spin them around a few times and point them in the direction of a cut-out paper donkey taped to the wall. The child that gets their tail the closest to the donkey’s hindquarters wins. But did you know you can take this premise and create variations for almost every party theme?

You can purchase the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey Game or some of the variations and suggestions, listed below. Use one of the pin games that we have created or get some ideas that you can use to create your own.

What You’ll Need:

  • A large poster board and marker to cut out and design your desired pin theme. You can also use a store bought poster or take a picture to the copy shop and have it enlarged.
  • construction paper or other material such as felt or balloons to create the item that gets pinned
  • Double sided tape
  • A Pen or Marker
  • A blindfold

Before The Party:

Create enough «tails» for every player and write their name on it so you can easily keep track of whose tail is whose.. Tape the poster to a wall in the party area, keeping the height of your guests in mind.

At the Party:


Choose a child to play first, and blindfold him or her. Place a piece of tape on the back of a «tail», and hand it to the player. Depending on the age of the player, have him or her stand anywhere between 3′ and 10′ away from the poster on the wall. Spin them around a couple of times (you can omit this if you like), let the player walk forward and try to correctly place the pin. Repeat until every player has had a turn.


Whoever places their tail closest to the correct spot is the winner! If you wish, you can award all players a small prize, such as a sticker or piece of candy, and award a larger prize to the winner.



Animal Pin Games

There a all kinds of animals that you can pin the tail on. You can use them for a variety of party themes. Remember, we give you the general idea and you can make it your own to suit your birthday party perfectly.

Pin the Bug on the Flower

This fun variation can include a ladybug on a daisy, a bumble bee on a colorful flower or even a fly on the pie. It is a great idea for spring and summer parties and garden birthdays. The winner will be the one that gets closest to the center of the flower.

Pin the Frog on the Lily Pad

Are you having a princess party and you need a few frogs to turn in to princes or do you need a frog for an amphibian birthday party. Either way you can create the appropriate giant lily page and frog cutouts for this variation. To determine the winner choose the frog that is closest to the center of the lily pad. To mark the spot you can draw the outline of the frog in the appropriate place.

Pin the Horn on the Unicorn

Every fairytale birthday or pony party would benefit from a round of Pin the Horn on the Unicorn. You can use poster board to make a profile of a horse head or find a poster of a beautiful horse. Mark a spot on the horses head where the horn should go. The winner will be determined by who comes the closest.

Pin the Tail on the Dalmatian

Dalmatians are the mascot of the firehouse so this would be the perfect variation for a Fireman party. A puppy birthday theme would also be great. For a general dog theme, use the printable and color any way you wish. Dalmatian Body as well as Dalmatian Tails

Pin the Tail on the Rabbit

Depending our the way you create your rabbit cut-out, this idea could be used for an Easter party, an Alice in Wonderland theme or a Brer Rabbit birthday. You can use puffs of cotton instead of paper cut-out of tails. For this option, large cotton balls, small white blown-up balloons, or puffs of pillow batting work great. Our bunny template can be easily customized to your theme

Pin the Tail on the Zebra

Every party is a lot more fun when you incorporate animals into the there. For a jungle birthday, or a zoo party. This Pin the Tail on the Zebra game is a great variation on Pin the Tail on the Donkey. You can use a similar shape but the difference is in the stripes. To make things easier, simply use our Zebra Printable

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Disney Pin Games


Pin the Tail on Angus

Princess Merida’s horse, Angus, is her best friend and closest confidant! Pin the tail on the horse in this Disney’s Brave party game! Draw Princess Merida’s horse, Angus, on the butcher paper with markers or paint and make enough tails for every player


Pin the Eye on Mike

If your child loves Monsters Inc., they will love this twist on a classic pin game. Use your expert scarer skills to hit the target in this Monsters Inc. party game. It is pretty easy to make Mike Wizowski out of poster board, or you can buy Pin the Eye on Mike from Birthday in a Box.


Tangled Pin Game

Tangled is fun because you can pin the tail on Maximus but you can also pin the braid on Rapunzel. If there are boys invited to the party they might prefer to play Pin the Nose on Flynn. In this case you can use the fun Wanted Poster and draw a picture of Flynn or print one from the internet. Then you can trace his nose and make as many as you need.


Neverland Pirates Pin Game

Pirates use lots of tools to go on their adventures. Jake and the Never Land Pirates use their special tools to help solve pirate problems. Pin a sword on the pirate poster to win this Jake and the Never Land Pirates party game! Use the image shown here and copy it or you can also use our ready-to-play Pirate Pin Game for more pirate party game fun!

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Sesame Street Pin Games

Pin the Nose on Elmo

La la la la, La la la la, it’s time to have fun with Elmo! Using red poster board, orange poster, white construction paper and a black marker board you can easily create Elmo adorable face. Cut out lots of orange Elmo noses for this fun game. As an additional variation you can cut out the same of a large fishbowl and lots of little gold fish and play Pin Dorothy to the Fishbowl.

Pin the Star on Abby Cadabby’s Wand

For this game you’ll need a poster of Abby Cadabby holding her wand or a cut out picture of you that you draw onto poster board or butcher paper. For a fun touch you can put spray glitter on your star cutouts. After the game, add some extra double sided tape and this kids can wear their stars.

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Planes and Trains


Pin the Tail on The Airplane

If you child is fascinated by Jets then this pin game is a great addition to an aviation themed birthday. Other variations instead of pinning a tail are to pin the propeller to the nose of the plane or to pin the logo on the plane.


Pin the Smokestack on The Train

To play this pin game you will need our Train Poster as well as the Smokestack Pieces. If you are having a Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday party then use an image of Thomas but remove the black smokestack from the image and cut them from black construction paper, making one for every kid at the party.

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Hello Kitty Pin Game

For the easiest way to make a Hello Kitty Pin game we suggest purchasing our Hello Kitty Party Pinata Kit and taping the large, empty Hello Kitty pinata to your wall. All you’ll need to do is cut out pink bows in the same shape as the one she is wearing. Put every child’s name on a bow so you can keep track of the players. After the game is over you can stuff the pinata full of the candy that comes with the kit and have another fun game to play. Of course, you can always draw an image of Hello Kitty on poster board and use that instead.

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Karate Pin Game

This game is fun for karate birthday parties and karate tournament parties. You can find templates online that are very easy to replicate. If you child belongs to a dojo you can even print the name of it on the belts. If you are having a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party a great variation would be to Pin the Mask on the Ninja Turtle. You can make one face and cut our masks in purple, blue, green and red.

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Olivia Pin Game

If you don’t think you can draw a picture of Olivia we suggest using the Mylar Olivia Balloon and taping it (not inflated) to the wall. Then create tiaras and red bows from construction paper to pin on her head.

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Plant a Kiss on the Rock Star Pin Game

This is a fun game that girls and pre-teens will love. The best part is that you can alter this game to any pop star. All you need is a poster and a bunch of lip shapes cut from red construction paper. Do you have a Belieber in your house? Love One Direction? Here’s their chance to plant a smooch on the singer of their dreams! The one that pins their «kiss» closest to the pop star’s lips wins!

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Pin the Nose on the Snowman

Pin the Nose of the Snowman can be played and winter birthdays as well as Christmas Parties. Additional variations of this idea can include Pin the Hat on Frosty and Pin the Nose on Olaf for a Frozen Party.

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Pin the Symbol on the Transformer

The battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons rages across the galaxy! Pin your symbol on the Transformer to win this Transformers party game! You can create a Transformer from poster board, use a pre-printed poster or you can even tack a Transformers costume to the wall.

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Pin the Eye on the Muno

DJ Lance wants to challenge all of the kids to a fun game of Pin the Eye on Muno. As you know Muno is a one-eyed red monster but he is as sweet as can be. All of the kids can have a chance to pin his eye as closed to the center of his head as possible. Muno is a very easy character to create for a Pin Game. All you need is some red poster board and some black and white construction paper. Use the image we show here as your guide and this will be one of the easier games you organize for you child’s Yo Gabba Gabba Party.

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Pin The Tail On The Donkey

This classic game has been played in many variations at countless children’s parties over the years, and remains a firm favourite. Choose a theme that your particular group of children will love.

Age: 4+

You will need:

A pin board
A large piece of cardboard or paper, or a poster
A «tail» made of pieces of wool tied together, or drawn and cut out on card
Drawing pins
A blindfold

Draw a donkey on your card — as big as possible — and attach the card to the pin board. Hang or prop it up at child-height so that the children can reach it easily.

Blindfold a child, turn them round three times, then lead them so that they stand just in front of the pin board, and put the «tail» in their hand, with the drawing pin already attached. The child pushes the «tail» into the pin board in what they think is the right position. The blindfold is removed and a tiny circle drawn for the position of the drawing pin, and the child’s initials written nearby.

When everybody has had a go and a few laughs, the child who was closest to the correct position is declared the winner.

Variations:

Find a poster, or draw, your child’s favourite character, or perhaps a large clown’s face or celebrity’s face. Invent something appropriate instead of a «tail» such as a moustache or a wart! You can also use an inanimate object such as a house or school (you could provide a «teacher» and try to place her at the front door).

Ask the party child to come up with an idea for the pin board in advance — you might be surprised!

Some children don’t like to wear a blindfold. If you have one of these kids at your party, appoint them the official in charge of writing initials, or tying the blindfold.

For younger children you could use sticky-tack or even sticky-tape to attach the «tail».

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Naughty By Nature — Pin The Tail On The Donkey Lyrics

[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…….

What the?

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

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