Pin the nose on Rudolph is a cute Christmas party game for kids. This simple festive twist on the traditional pin the tail on the donkey game was a hit with my kids when we tried this out for our Nickjr Craftmas party recently. It’s a simple game so it’s suitable for even younger toddlers to join in, but has entertained the older ones like Mr Z too (6) as his competitive side came out with trying to get his nose as accurate as possible!

You can draw your own Rudolph and then use either a cardboard nose to stick on to your Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, or try using a large red pom pom if you prefer. To make life easy, I’m sharing some printable Rudolph templates from Nick Jr so feel free to download and use these to save some time in making your own!

printable templates to make a Pin the nose on Rudolph game for kids christmas party


These printable templates will give you an A4 sized head for Rudolph, with the Antlers added this will then make it slightly larger. You could also take a much larger piece of card and then use these shapes as a guide.

Download your printable Pin the nose on Rudolph template pack here

It’s pretty easy to cut and stick the templates so school aged children could make this game themselves. Here’s ours:

Pin the nose on rudolph christmas party game ideaIt’s lots of fun for a Christmas party, or even for fun at home with the kids over the Christmas holidays and is sure to provide plenty of giggles. You will also need a blind fold, or get the kids to close their eyes tightly!

playing pin the nose on rudolphWatch out, if Rudolph’s nose is placed in the wrong place, he will end up looking very silly indeed! Much to the kid’s amusement 🙂

rudolph's nose in the wrong placeYou can just use blu tack / sticky tack on the back of Rudolph’s nose so that it can be easily placed.

I hope you enjoy the Pin the Nose on Rudolph game!

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You might also like this Chocolate rudolph cake (with printable template for the antlers)


 Thanks to Nick Jr for providing the templates for us to share