Reindeer Craft | Rudolph Red Nosed | Christmas
 Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes Activities Materials

Letter R > R is for Reindeer

Animals > Mammals > Forest > Polar >
Deer Family > Reindeer

BooksOnline Story time

Colors > Brown and Red

Crafts >
Rudolph The Red- Nose Reindeer

Holidays >

*Dec. 6th > Saint Nicholas Day
*Dec. > Christmas > Santa Claus, elves and reindeers

Seasons > Winter

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, el, or wapiti.

Introduction >
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 Public Domain)

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 various versions appropriate for the age of the children.

Activity 2:  Printable Craft >
Select Rudolph the Reindeer craft of visit the reindeer theme for other options.

Activity 3: Science | Social Studies:  Activity #3:  Visit the link to learn about the  Deer Family (Cervids)Caribou (North American Reindeer) | Reindeer, Elk | Wapiti, Moose

Activity 4 > Alphabet Activities Letter R is for Reindeer
Present letter R reindeer materials of your choice. 
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 food coloring
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 eyes.

Other related coloring pages:
*Reindeer Coloring Pages
*Santa Claus, Elves & Reindeers

Visit Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Craft Activities
Christmas or Winter Season
Red Nose Reindeer

with accessories 

Click here to visit Reindeer Craft with Candy Cane and Holiday Message Card

Rudolph with Candy Cane & Message Card

or visit
Visit to adapt this craft for a Cariboou, Elk, Wapiti, Moose or Reindeer

Deer family:
Caribou | Reindeer, Elk | Wapiti
Reindeer Craft

Letter R Reindeer Printable Activities

*Reindeer Theme Coloring Pages

*Santa Claus, Elves & Reindeers

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