There’s an eight year age difference between my oldest and youngest kiddos. That age gap comes in handy sometimes (the big one is old enough and responsible to stay home with the little one) but it can also be challenging at times. One thing that doesn’t get old with any of them is playing games like this Pin the Nose on Rudolph Christmas game. The boys like to try to show off and get the nose on Rudolph. Because it’s a pretty even playing field, my little one loves it when her nose gets closer than the boys.
Getting Ready to Play
This Christmas game is great because it really doesn’t take a lot of prep work. Print out the Pin the Nose on Rudolph game and cut out the little red noses. These are what you’re going to “pin” on Rudolph’s face. Make sure you’ve got some tape on hand to stink your noses to Rudolph’s face. You’ll also want to make sure you’ve got a clear open space. Blind folds will also be helpful unless you can trust your players to keep their eyes closed.
Other Tips for Playing
- You can make this game a little tougher by spinning the players around a few times before they try to put their nose on Rudolph’s face.
- If your players are starting to feel around to figure out where the nose belongs, put a small sticker or marker dot in place of the noses to make it a bit more challenging.
- This is such a fun game you might want to play more than once. To make sure you don’t have to reprint everything every time you want to play, print things on card stock to make them more sturdy. You can also laminate Rudolph and the noses.
- Keep your players in mind when hanging up Rudolph. When you’re playing with younger kids, he’ll need to be closer to the ground than when you’re playing with older kids.