This! My kids LOVED this simple reindeer craft! With the holidays approaching, it is a difficult task keeping our students engaged when all they want to think about is the arrival of Santa and wonder what the elf will do next…
In a desperate attempt to keep my firsties anchored in their learning despite their excitement for Christmas, I busted out this reindeer craft that not only kept their interest but also presented them with facts about reindeer with a Rudolph twist!
The pages are easy to assemble. Your students will cut one square, and with one more cut it will be a triangle. The pages are numbered so your students can assemble the book by themselves.
I used brown construction paper and trimmed them into a square for the cover. Or you can use the cover I provided and just add antlers! This resource includes antler, ears, eyes and nose templates for your kiddos to color and cut, but try this out:
- use a red pompom for the nose
- use googley eyes
- have your students trace their hands for the antlers – super cute!
Reindeer Writing Connection
If you want to extend your students’ learning, I just added a writing extension activity to this resource!
- Have your students brainstorm the Most Important Word(s) from each page on the idea web
- Ask your students to use each of those words to craft a sentence (using their own words) to describe its importance on the Reindeer Writing paper included.
- A class book cover is provided to assemble all the pages. Or you can have your students add this writing piece to their Writing Portfolio.
This Reindeer Craft and writing project also makes an awesome hallway display as well. When you hang the books on the wall (above their writing piece) it adds a great 3-D effect to the display of your students’ work. I have gotten many compliments on this craftivity!
If you would like to add this nonfiction reindeer craft to your holiday resource files you can find it HERE.
Happy Holidays, and I wish you luck keeping your kiddos engaged in their learning despite Santa and his mischievous elves! 😉
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