Today we have a fun free printable pin the nose on the snowman game! This is a fun winter time twist on the classic pin the tail on the donkey game.
With wintertime in full swing, it’s time to break out some snow day games! This printable game is totally up for the challenge.
We all know and love the classic party game “Pin the Tail on the Donkey,” but have you ever thought about giving it a festive twist?
Just in time for the holiday season, we’re excited to introduce our printable “Pin the Nose on the Snowman” game!
This fun and engaging activity is perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings, or just some indoor winter fun when the weather outside is frightful.
We’ve also got lots of fun snowman printables and snowman crafts!
Get ready to bring laughter and joy to your celebrations with this delightful spin on a timeless favorite.
And if you’re in the mood for some holiday fun, be sure to check out all of our free printable Christmas games!
The Pin the Nose on the Snowman Printable
We have two variations for our snowman poster. The first one features a big snowman face, minus his nose.
The second version includes the title of the game on the post itself.
The third page of the printable PDF file includes several carrot noses to print out and cut out to pin on the snowman.
To ensure a successful and enjoyable game of “Pin the Nose on the Snowman,” gather the following materials before you begin:
Our printable snowman template: Download the adorable snowman template (found below) which will serve as the main game board.
Carrot-shaped noses: You can either print out the carrot-shaped noses provided with the template or create your own using orange construction paper for a more hands-on approach.
Scissors: A pair of scissors will be required to cut out the carrot-shaped noses for the game.
Tape or adhesive putty: Choose your preferred method of attaching the carrot noses to the snowman – either tape or adhesive putty works well.
Blindfold: Any soft fabric or scarf will do as a blindfold to cover the players’ eyes during the game.
Optional: prizes for the winner(s): Although not necessary, offering small prizes for the winner(s) can add an extra element of excitement and friendly competition to the game.
Once you have gathered these materials, you’ll be ready to set up and play this festive and entertaining game with your friends and family!
How to Play Pin the Nose on the Snowman
Here’s how to start playing the game!
Print the snowman template: Download the snowman templateand print it out. I suggest using cardstock or thick paper if possible. Be sure to give him a cute snowman name!
Cut out the carrot-shaped noses: Use scissors to carefully cut out the provided carrot-shaped noses from the printed template or create your own using orange construction paper.
Hang the snowman: Find an open area with enough space for players to move around.
Hang the snowman at eye level on a wall or door, making sure it’s secure and won’t fall off during the game.
Prepare the players: Have each player take turns being blindfolded with a soft fabric or scarf.
Spin them around a few times to disorient them slightly. Hand them a carrot nose with tape or adhesive putty on the back.
Play the game: Each blindfolded player will take turns attempting to pin the carrot nose onto the snowman in the correct spot.
The other players can offer verbal guidance or choose to stay silent for added difficulty.
Once all players have had their turn, remove the blindfolds.
Determine the winner: Measure the distance from the correct spot for each player’s attempt.
The player who placed the carrot nose closest to the correct spot on the snowman is declared the winner.
If you have prizes, award the winner(s) accordingly.
Now that you know how to play “Pin the Nose on the Snowman,” gather your materials and get ready for a fun and festive time with your friends and family!
Grab the Free Printable Game
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From there you can download and play!
This is for personal or classroom use only, not for commercial use. Thank you!
Tips and Variations
To keep “Pin the Nose on the Snowman” fresh and exciting for everyone, consider these tips and variations to enhance the gameplay:
Adding obstacles: Make the game more challenging by placing small obstacles, such as pillows or furniture, between the players and the snowman.
This will require players to navigate around them while blindfolded, adding an extra layer of difficulty.
Setting a time limit: To increase the intensity of the game, set a time limit for each player’s turn (e.g., 30 seconds).
This will encourage players to think quickly and rely on their instincts rather than taking their time.
Playing in teams: Divide the players into teams and have them compete against one another.
This allows for collaborative strategy and adds a competitive element to the game.
Adjusting the difficulty level: For younger players or those new to the game, consider making the snowman’s nose area larger or providing additional guidance during their turn.
For experienced players, try reducing the size of the nose area or limiting verbal assistance.
“Pin the Nose on the Snowman” is a delightful and festive spin on a classic party game that brings laughter and joy to any holiday gathering.
By following our step-by-step instructions and experimenting with various tips and variations, you’ll create memorable moments with friends and family this holiday season.
So, gather your materials, warm up your competitive spirit, and get ready for some frosty fun with this fun snowman party game.