Monday, November 30, 2015

LOTS of Reindeer Freebies!


Tomorrow is December, and it's time to get ready for some reindeer fun!  I posted lots and lots of reindeer freebies a couple years ago, but then went back to revise the list and thought I'd share them again- new and improved. I love having fun ideas to sprinkle in throughout December, and thought you might enjoy them, too. Here are some fun activities, food, and freebies all about reindeer! 



First, in case you haven't seen this yet, stop over and visit the  Reindeer Cam!  I love having this up during Free Choice time.  Santa comes out Mon-Fri at 11am, 6pm & 9pm, and weekends at 6pm (Eastern Time).  We have our Center Time at 11- but we may just need to watch Santa come feed his reindeer on some days. Last year, this was Free Choice time, so it worked great, but we will make it work. It is sort of the "Common Core of Life" that we see Santa feed his reindeer if we get a chance, don't you think?  It is so precious. He goes over and checks his "Nice List" (right over by the barn door,) and he waves to the camera. Knowing Santa is watching is always a great reminder for the kids...

Of course I got on today right at 11 to take this screen picture of him waving, to put on here, and one of the reindeer backed into the camera and started peeing.  You just never know.


On to some crafts...

I always have my class make these cute hand and feet reindeer. They trace their hands and feet and cut. So easy.  The hardest part is deciding what shade of brown paper they want for the antlers and the face.   These are from Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten.  I can never decide if I like the noses at the end of the "foot" or in the middle. I always let the children choose.  I bring my hot glue gun to put the pompom noses on.  Otherwise, they tend to fall off with regular glue.

This is a cute Christmas Rudolph Hand and Foot poem from  Little Stars Learning that you could use to go with this activity. 
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Kids Activity Blog had another cute option.  I like his eyes.

I also have the children trace their hands to make their reindeer hats.  So simple. They trace two hands, cut them and we staple them onto a brown band.  Their "Rudolph nose" is dollar store red lipstick.  It works great, and they think it is so much fun. Yes- even the boys. I use a Q-tip to put it on their noses.


This picture is from Squidoo.  I just use a brown strip of paper instead of red, and the kids choose the shade of brown for their antlers.



You can also make the hats with the faces on them, like these from Discover Explore Learn if you don't want to go the lipstick route.



Then, we all sing Rudolph with our hats on in a circle.  Just for fun.  It just seems like the  thing to do.

We also make these reindeer ornaments.  I don't even paint the popsickle sticks. Even easier!  This Rudolph ornament is from Kiboomu.


This Rudolph Peanut Ornament is also from Kiboomu. I think it is so precious!


I liked these Reindeer Plant Pokes ( or reading pointer!!!) from 123 My Toddler and Me. They could be bookmarks or magnets, too.


Here is a cute Reindeer Puzzle Piece Ornament from Crafts Unleashed.


This  Reindeer Ornament from Little Wonders' Days  just made me smile.


I really liked this  cute reindeer food bag from Craft Buds.  It is to put the reindeer food in, but you could also use it as a cute gift bag.
 Here are some fun "food related" reindeer activities.



This is a fun and easy Candycane Reindeer from Craft Jr.
Little Wonder's Day had these sweet little Reindeer Cocoa Cones on their site.  What a fun gift!
  

Baker Girl shared this peanut butter reindeer cookies idea.  It would be so easy with prepared cookie dough, too.


Life of a Modern Mom made these cute Reindeer Rootbeers.

With Sprinkles on Top made these cute reindeer cupcakes!


Little Nummies made this precious sandwich- with clever use of that crust!


This Reindeer Toast is from Everyday with the Jays.
Little Nummies also featured some... Reindeer Poop- which would be sure to be a hit.

Mercedes Hutchens even has a free Reindeer Poop Header for those on the naughty list at her TPT store...

Reindeer Poop

Erica Bohrer has some cute labels for Reindeer Food and Snowman Poop (marshmallows...)- in case you want to go that route.

Snowman Poop and Magic Reindeer Food - FREE!

A Personal Touch shared these Reindeer Noses.  I made these last year for the kids and they were a huge hit!

Johnson Creations shared this cute Reindeer Noses Snack Bag Headers at her TPT store.

Reindeer Noses Snack Bag Header

She also shared these precious Reindeer Gift Tags.
Reindeer Gift Tags
These Reindeer Food Tags from Organized Christmas .
 
I could probably handle making these Reindeer Brownies from Pillsbury.  He has such a cute expression.

Free and Fun shared this cute little Mini Donut Reindeer idea.

 

Curriculum Castle shared a fun Reindeer Snacks idea for reindeer food, reindeer sandwiches, and parts of a reindeer at their TPT store.
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Here are some fun ELA reindeer activities.
Title 1 Teacher shared a version of the Reindeer Pokey at her TPT store. We sing the Turkey Trot like this, but I have never done the Reindeer Pokey.  The kids will love it.
Reindeer Pokey
I found Jack Hartmann's Reindeer Pokey on Youtube!

                             

In case you DON'T have an elf, but DO have a reindeer,  Kindergarten is a Hoot wrote a cute Reindeer on a Shelf book for you to use!
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Cahill's Creations shared a Reindeer  Emergent Reader at her TPT store.
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Anna Watson shared a cute little Rudolph's Nose Emergent Reader.

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I love this Five Little Reindeer Emergent Reader by Learn a Latte.
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Shelley from The Write Stuff made these Brain Deer Games that would be great to use this time of  year!
Christmas Free
If you want to get serious about your reindeer...here is a fun non-fiction reindeer freebie from Anne Hale's TPT store.
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To go along with this, The Library Patch shared a wonderful resource called Reindeer Research Resources, with great sources for kids and teachers.
 Reindeer Research Resources: A Clickable PDFReindeer Research Resources: A Clickable PDF

A Teacher Without a Class made a good Informational Text about Reindeer for your non-fiction study.
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Katlin Amspaugh has a cute Reindeer Bubble Map the students could use for collecting their information.  Why is it so much more fun to write a fact on a cute paper than on a plain white one? It just is!
Reindeer bubble map freebie

Love Two Teach shared a cute Reindeer Writing activity that I can't wait to do with my class. The children can choose a reindeer name, and write why they would be a good reindeer. 

Miss Loyd's Kiddos shared a great Reindeer Application Freebie at her TPT store that would go great with this activity.

 Reindeer Application FREEBIE

Amanda Pauley shared this fun Santa's Reindeer Application at her TPT store.
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Nicole Johnson shared an If I Had a Reindeer writing paper activity.

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This cute little Reindeer Page Topper is from The Lesson Plan Diva.
Reindeer Page Topper


Mrs. Couch's Kinders shared a Sight Word Reindeer Activity.  I can use this for so many things- games, Write around the Room, review, line up reading practice!

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Teach Speech 365 has a cute Reindeer Syllable Activity.
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Teach Speech 365 also shared this Healthy Voice Habits with Randy Reindeer which would be great conversation starters and reminders about inside voices.
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Simply Speech shared a great activity for learning positional words called Reindeer Games! A Preposition Activity.

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The Parents' Teacher shared a fun Listening CVC Reindeer Game.
Resting Reindeer - CVC (beginning, medial,& final sounds) Resting Reindeer - CVC (beginning, medial,& final sounds) Resting Reindeer - CVC (beginning, medial,& final sounds) Resting Reindeer - CVC (beginning, medial,& final sounds)

Susanna from Whimsy Workshop shared these precious Secret Words: Christmas Phonics Code Activities the children LOVE.  These are perfect practice for hearing the beginning sounds in words.
Secret Words: Christmas (Phonics Codes) Whimsy Workshop Teaching

These Beginning Sound Cards from Sister Prints by the Prince Sisters are adorable.
Rudolph Beginning Sound CardsRudolph Beginning Sound Cards

Miss O Reads Books shared some cute Reindeer Bookmarks at her TPT store.
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Here are some fun Math reindeer activities.
If you still have some kids who need some patterning reinforcement, Miss O Reads Books has a cute activity for you!
Reindeer PatternsReindeer PatternsReindeer Patterns

I LOVE these Christmas Roll Dice Games from Victoria Moore! My kids will, too.

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Julie Davis shared this cute Rudolph Roll and Count Game.
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Look at this cute Number Order Reindeer Game by Gracehopper! The number reindeer will be great for counting on, number recognition, what number comes next... I love these.
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Sarah Tharpe Winchell made this adorable Reindeer Bump It Math Game.
Reindeer Bump It! Math Center Common Core Kindergarten and

Mrs. Thompson's Treasures shared a great Rudolph Mystery Picture!
Rudolph Christmas Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture
Jungle Learners has a cute Reindeer Write the Room Addition activity.
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Marisa Frederick shared a fun Reindeer on the Rooftop Addition activity.
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Here is a cute Reindeer Run game from Amanda Richardson.  It is played like War.  You could even use it as a matching game.
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Faith Rucker has a fun Counting By 5's Activity.
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 Oh, and don't forget to put your hair up!
Have fun!

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