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Pin the Airplane Propeller Activity

Pin the Airplane Propeller Activity

A spin on the classic game “Pin the Tail on the Donkey,” this easy modification is guaranteed to provide endless fun for your little pilots!

Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult

Time Until Ready: Under 1 Hour

Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years

A spin on the classic game “Pin the Tail on the Donkey,” this easy modification is guaranteed to provide endless fun for your little pilots!

What you need:

  • One large sheet of paper (any sheet 12”x12” or larger is fine)
  • Several sheets of cardstock paper (One 8.5”x11” sheet should make 4-5 propellers)
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Painters tape
  • Bandana/Blindfold
Pin the Airplane Propeller Activity

Step 1

Draw the front of a plane in the center of the large sheet of paper (see steps below)

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Step 2

Write “Pin the Propeller” across the top of the large sheet

Step 3

Draw propellers on the cardstock paper

Pin the Airplane Propeller Activity

Step 4

Cutout propellers

Step 5

Roll small pieces of painters tape to make them double sided then stick them to the backs of propellers

Pin the Airplane Propeller Activity

Step 6

Have kids take turns (blindfolded) sticking their propeller on the center of the plane to see who’s matches up best!

Pin the Airplane Propeller Activity

Helpful hint:

If several kids are participating, write their names on their respective propellers to make it easier to keep track of whose propeller landed where.
    Rebecca Haight

    Author: Rebecca Haight

    Hi, I’m Rebecca. Even though I’m in my 20s, I still love to consider myself a kid. I’ll always cherish my childhood memories of pretend playing. As a millennial, I understand the importance of imagination and hands-on activities as opposed to the ever-present distraction of technology.

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