Reindeer -- Preschool & Kindergarten

Reindeer

Cute Reindeer

Alphabet Letter Color Page
Rr is for reindeer

Fingerplays/Songs

Ten Little Reindeer
(tune: Ten Little Indians

One little, two little,
Three little reindeer,
Four little, five little,
Six little reindeer,
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little reindeer,
Ten reindeer pulling the sleigh.

Santa's Reindeer

One, two, three, four, five little reindeer,
(Point to one finger at a time.)
Stood by the North Pole gate.
"Hurry, Santa," called the reindeer,
(Put hands around mouth to call.)
"Or we will all be late."
(Look at "watch.")
One, two, three, four, five little reindeer,
(Point to one finger at a time.)
Santa said, "Please wait!"

(Put hand to ear, listening.)
"Wait for three more little reindeer,
(Hold up three fingers.)
"Then we will have eight."
(Hold up eight fingers.)

Have children tell how many reindeer it will take to make 8. You can change the number of reindeer waiting ("1,2, 3, little reindeer..." and "Wait for five").

Art

Reindeer

Have each child trace one foot. Have the children work in pairs. Next, have each child will trace two hand prints. Cut the tracings out.

Glue the hand-prints behind the wider part of the foot (toe area). On the heel area, create eyes (black or brown) and a nose (red or black).

Reindeer Faces

Can add cotton balls and a frosting sidewalk(outline with candy trims) on the plates.

Give each child a piece of brown construction paper. Have the children trace their hands on the paper. Cut out tracings. Give the children large brown construction paper triangles to use for reindeer faces. Have them place their triangles, points down, on a table.

Help them fold over the two upper corners of their triangles to make ears. Then have the children glue their hand-shaped antlers at the tops of tier triangles. Add black construction paper circles for eyes and noses (or a red circle for a nose).

Reindeer Rattles
Need: dried beans, plastic bags, small white paper plates, wide craft sticks, tape, crayons, construction paper, and scissors

Put a small handful of beans in a baggie and close. Fold the plate in half. Draw a reindeer face on one side of the folded plate (2 eyes and a nose). Tape a craft stick inside the folded plate. Put the bag of beans inside the plate and staple shut. Make antlers and glue on plate. Use brown construction paper and have the children trace and cut out two hand shapes for the antlers.

Snacks

Reindeer Sandwich
Need for 1 sandwich: 1/2 slice of bread that has been cut diagonally, 1 tbs. peanut butter, Pretzel twists, 2 raisins,1 small round cinnamon candy

Spread the peanut butter on the bread. Add 2 raisin eyes, a red candy nose, and pretzel antlers

Magic Reindeer Food (a snack for reindeer)
Need: 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup red or green sugar crystals (for cake decorating)

Mix together the oatmeal and sugar. Put into small ziplock baggies and seal. Magic Reindeer Food tag to print. Send home with your children.

Movement

The Reindeer Pokey
(tune: The Hokey Pokey)

You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
You put your antlers in and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!

Other verses: You put your hooves in...; You put your red nose in...; You put your fluffy tail in...; You put your reindeer body in...

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