Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Craft · Christmas Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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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.

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

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 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 and elves

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

Click here to visit Reindeer Craft with Candy Cane and Holiday Message Card
or with accessories
candy cane & message card

letter r reindeer printable activities
Letter R Reindeer printable activities

reindeer coloring pages
Reindeer coloring pages
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Reindeer Online Puzzle

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