Thursday, December 13, 2012

Reindeer Week at Daycare

Lately, we've been loving all things reindeer! We have had so much fun with our reindeer snacks and reindeer crafts.

We learned some fun Reindeer Facts from Teacher's Mousepad (like the fact that both male and female reindeer have antlers!) and did an 'R for Reindeer' coloring page.

We made Clothes Pin Reindeer for The Studio and practiced strengthening our hands for writing by clipping the clothes pins on and off.

 We made Reindeer Ornaments out of Popsicle sticks.  In the past, we have added magnets to the back of these and put them on the refrigerator.  (You may notice that you can find a triangle and an upside-down 'A' in this reindeer!)

We also made Reindeer Bell Necklaces for the Studio.  We used them to jingle while we sang Rudolf and other Christmas songs!

We made Reindeer out of baby food jars and filled them with a special mixture of reindeer food.  I set out bowls of oats, flying dust (flour), cocoa, raisins, and glitter (to help them see the food in the dark).

Then, the kids took spoons and filled their jars with their own special mixture.

After they filled the jars, we painted the lids and glued on eyes and a red nose to make them look like reindeer.  Finally we added pipe cleaner antlers to finish off our reindeer.

In the kitchen, we made Reindeer Poop cookies for a special snack.

We also reviewed red, green, and brown with these easy hand and footprint reindeer puppets.

Of course, we also included some Reindeer Books into our week:


 And the week would not have been complete without a special viewing of the classic Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer.  The kids had a great time learning about reindeer and getting ready for Christmas.  Next, we'll be doing lots of snowman activities in hopes of a snow-filled winter!

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1 comment:

  1. These activities are ideal not only during the Holiday season at home but also while waiting at the office of the dentist. Family dentists ought to have a room that have these paraphernalia so as to prevent boredom, yet support the creativity of the children.

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