Saturday, December 1, 2012

Reindeer Fun!

Okay, I absolutely love the holidays! :) I love the shopping, the songs, the decor, all of it! And I especially LOVE the fun holiday activities I do with my students. 

I am a huge Jan Brett fan, and The Wild Christmas Reindeer is a fabulous book to use in December. A young girl is asked to prepare the reindeer for Santa's Christmas Eve flight. She learns a valuable lesson that all children can relate to. 

The Wild Christmas Reindeer

After I read this book, I do a variety of activities with my kids. I have a unit that can be used with grades 1-4. 

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I also enjoy doing craft activities with this book and I have found some awesome ideas. Check out these links below. 

Totally fun Christmas activity for kids! This reindeer game uses holiday printables and is an easy Christmas craft the whole family can enjoy.
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Katie created this adorable reindeer! Please look at her blog for ideas. I would like to use this reindeer in my classroom after I read The Wild Christmas Reindeer. I would use this as a partner activity. I could have small cards in the reindeer mouth labeled with words from the story and the students could pick out a word and determine the part of speech. Then, if they get it correct, they keep the card and the partner draws a card. Whoever ends up with the most cards, wins! Do you have any other ideas?

This would be a great holiday party craft or a wonderful parent gift for the holidays! Thumbprint ornaments- fun and easy! I can't reach the original link, but I found this on Pinterest.

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments - Made with Acrylic Craft Paint
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Another cute idea! Reindeer cards for parents, grandparents, or other teachers in the school. 
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Please let me know if you have any other reindeer ideas! Happy December 1st!  :) 


  1. Such cute reindeer! Thanks for linking up;0)

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