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Forget the donkey this year my friends! This year, we’re playing a fun, color matching game of pin the tail on the bunny!
Think back on your childhood with me for a minute. Remember all of those birthday parties you went to when you were little? The cake, the party hats, the games.
It didn’t matter if the party was being held for a boy or a girl, had a princess theme or revolved around superheroes, it almost always included a game of pin the tail on the donkey (or at least some variation of it).
One of my most vivid memories of this game involved me standing on a deck, being blindfolded, handed a tail, and spun around. I took a step forward and proceeded to fall right off the deck. Yep, those were some good times right there.
But I wouldn’t let that deter me! I wanted to share this little piece of my childhood with my kiddos, but also wanted to find a way to do so without bodily injury.
After some thought and a little trial and error, it finally came together, just how I pictured it.
Pin the Tail on the Bunny
It’s super simple, a lot of fun, educational, and the best part, mess free!
To make one of your own you’ll need:
- Both pages of the Pin the Tail on the Bunny printable (see below)
- Pom Poms in coordinating colors
- Velcro (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun (optional)
After you’ve printed out your bunnies, go ahead and cut them out. You may also want to go ahead and laminate them just to make sure that they don’t get ripped in half the first time you pull the Velcro pieces apart if you choose to use it.
Now, you can add Velcro to these bunnies and the pom poms to add a bit of a fine motor workout to the activity or you can simply have your child match the various colored pom poms to the corresponding bunnies. Honestly, we’ve done it both ways, with and without Velcro, and the kids love it either way.
Color Matching Easter Game
If you do choose to use it, add one side of your Velcro to the bottom of each bunny, making sure that whether you’re using the hook side of the Velcro on the bunnies or the loop, you’re using the same side for all of the bunnies and the opposite for the pom poms.
When attaching the other side of your Velcro to your pom poms, use a glue gun! I promise you, I’ve tried it and it just doesn’t end well if you don’t. Even the self-adhesive Velcro falls right off.
Use just a dot or two of glue from your glue gun to attach the Velcro to your pom poms and you won’t have a problem.
And you’re done! See, I told you! Simple, easy, and mess free!
All that’s left for you to do is share the color matching fun with your toddler while you explain to them how lucky they are that no one is spinning them around while they’re blindfolded.