Deer Printable Crafts for:
Caribou, Elk or Wapiti, Moose or Reindeer
Preschool Printable Activities and Crafts
*Letter D > Deer
*Letter E > Elk
Letter R > Reindeer
*Letter M > Moose
Animals > Mammals > Forest > Polar > Deer
*Caribou | Reindeer
*American Elk | Wapiti * Moose
Books > Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Colors > Brown and Red
This easy craft can be adapted for activities related to members of the deer family (Cervids): the caribou (North American reindeer) or reindeer, American elk | wapiti, or moose | European reindeer.
Note: The reindeer activities and craft can be tied to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas story activities
Christmas accessories (candy cane and message card) can be added to all animal options.
Select a theme to introduce one of the animals -- forest animals, the arctic or Canadian Wildlife for a Canada Day theme for example.
Decide on a sequence that best meets your needs:
Activity #1: Learn about the Deer Family (Cervids): Caribou (North American Reindeer), American Elk | Wapiti, Moose, Reindeer
Prepare an interesting display with your choice deer family images, refer to the coloring pages in the materials column -- there is a color image for introducing R is for Reindeer Activities. Idea: Print the coloring pages directly on tan, brown color paper, cut-out and make a simple mural with cotton ball snow.
Below are resources to explore the deer family (cervids), many of the links include images and sounds.
Review the printable coloring pages in the materials column to make a book about the deer family.
1. Deer information, images
Types of Deer:
a. Caribou | Reindeer (American Reindeer) at Wikipedia.org , Caribou at Arctic Animals - ThinkQuest Jr.
b. Moose (the largest type of deer primarily in Canada) or European Elk
c. American Elk or Wapiti at Wikipedia.org
Activity #2: Alphabet Printable Activities
Review alphabet options in the materials column.
Option 1: Print color template for the generic deer family, cut out, conduct learning activities of your choice below and assemble. Discuss colors on the template or those chosen by the children to decorate the reindeer craft.
Option 2: Print black & white template #1 for any of the animal options. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed as above.
Optional: Color-by-Number or Letter - Add numbers or letters to the templates for a color and add a small chart on the bottom of the page with a sample of the color and number so children can match and color the pieces.
Option 3: For Large Groups 6 or more
Print your choice or color or black and white template #1. Print templates for accessories (candy canes-6 in one page) and (message card-6) in your choice - color or black & white
Craft Assembly (after pieces are decorated and cut out)
Show the small image of the finished craft briefly (featured in the template) to help the children see how the finished craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces.
2. Glue antlers behind or front
of head (whichever is easier for the children)