Note: These activities and craft
focus on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas story and the reindeer.
The craft is also available in brown tones for activities related to the
members of the deer family: caribou or reindeer, deer, moose,
elk, or wapiti.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has
undoubtedly become a classic Christmas story that young children
and grown ups look forward to during the winter holidays.
Veiled in its simplicity are important positive messages we can
share and discuss with the children.
**Everyone near and far (meaning in our immediate family and
community, and around the world) is special, unique and
deserves love, encouragement and acceptance. In doing this we help
others reach their fullest potential and the world is a better
place for all.
**Everyone makes makes mistakes, judges others unfairly at one point
or another, but we can try to do better each day.
This story becomes more and more significant as children grow and we,
as parents, caregivers and educators can help to reinforce these
powerful messages by exploring the story in memorable ways.
Activity 1 > Books - Literature > Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Here is a cartoon version of the story in YouTube (in the
Check your local TV listing for a rendition of this classic during the
winter holidays, rent the DVD and/or visit your local library for
age appropriate versions.
Activity 2 > Printable Craft > Rudolph the Reindeer
craft of visit the reindeer theme for other options.
Activity 3 > Alphabet Activities > Letter R is for Reindeer
Incorporate all the r's in the the name Rudolph
the Red-Nosed Reindeer. If possible write all the letter R's in a
separate bright color to draw attention to them as shown,
Rudolph, Red, Reindeer.Point
to the R's in those three words.
Reindeer Treat Cup Cakes:
1. Prepare your favorite cup cake recipe
2. Prepare or buy frosting/ icing and color it brown with
1. Antlers: break pretzels in half for two antlers and
insert on either side of the cup cake
2. Nose: Half a maraschino cherry
3. Eyes: Small Hershey kisses or other small candy (M&M's) for
Other related coloring pages: Reindeer coloring
pages | Santa
Claus and elves
or Winter Season
candy cane & message card
Letter R Reindeer printable activities
Claus & elves coloring pages
Reindeer Online Jigzaw Puzzle