Donkey’s Tail

Kid’s Party Games

“and the fun begins…” Not only do you learn how to play “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” here, but you get a great description of the most likely places that the tail will end up and the amount of laughter one can expect the game to generate.

Speaking of pinning things onto figures, Jennifer Beck Harris has some fun coloring printouts and dress up figures on her illustrations site – Looks like enough activities to keep someone busy for at least an afternoon.

Donkey’s Tail

A good-sized donkey without a tail is first of all cut out of brown paper and fastened to the wall. The tail is then cut out separately, and a hat-pin is struck through the end. The players arrange themselves in a line some little distance from the wall, and the fun begins. Each player must, in turn, advance with closed eyes towards the donkey, and, still keeping his eyes tightly shut, fasten the tail in what he believes to be the right position. When, amidst much laughter, he is told to open his eyes, he finds that he has very carefully fastened the tail to the top of the donkey’s ear, or on the side of his nose.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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