Crafts, Activities & Games
Rudolph Pine Cone Ornament
For each Rudolph you will
need a pine cone; one nine-inch white pipe cleaner; white and black felt
(or 1/2" googly eyes); glue; a small red pompom. Fold the pipe cleaner
in half, bend like stairs to create antlers; glue onto the pinecone.
Cut the felt into circles (cut the white slightly smaller than the black)
for eyes and glue on. Glue on the pompom nose and a length of yarn,
ribbon or raffia for hanging.
Reindeer Magnet ~
For each magnet you will
need: 1 small dog biscuit; small wiggly eyes; small red pompoms (for
the nose); brown chenille cut into 2 inch lengths (for antlers); magnet
Hold the dog biscuit vertically
and hot glue a red pompom near the bottom (above where the biscuit indents).
Glue the eyes above that. Twist the chenille sticks into antlers
and glue at the top of the biscuit, in behind so that they stand up at
the top. Attach a small piece of magnet to the back.
Rudolph Christmas Card Holder
Cut off the top section,
below the handle, of a gallon milk jug. Cover with brown paper (grocery
bags work fine). Trace the child's hand and place on the back of
the jug. On the front, draw eyes and a mouth. Attach a big
red pompom for a nose. Place xmas cards inside.
Reindeer Games ~
Cut 1 1/4 inch circles
from red construction paper. Dab a bit of vaseline on each child's
nose and apply the red circle for a Rudolph nose. Have relay races,
brean bag tosses, and other games wearing the red noses.
Songs, Fingerplays, Nursery
to the tune of "Hokey Pokey")
You put your antlers in.
You put your antlers out.
You put your antlers in
and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Pokey
and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
You put your hooves in...
You put your red nose in...
You put your fluffy tail
You put your reindeer body
Take a peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, cut it crossways for a triangle. Decorate it for
a reindeer - two raisins for the eyes, a few more for the mouth, add broken
pretzel bits for the horns and a bright half a cherry for the nose!
Make your favorite sugar
cookie dough. Drop in rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Flatten
out with your palm or a flat bottomed glass. Add chocolate chips for eyes,
and a red m&m for the nose. At the top of the cookie, press in 2 mini
pretzels for the "antlers". Bake in a 350*F oven for 8-10 min. Let cool
on wax paper!
1/2 cup peanut butter;
2 cups Reindeer Treats (recipe below); raisins; pretzels
Stir Reindeer Treats with
peanut butter. Mix well. Place the mixture in the fridge for
15 minutes, so the ingredients will cool and harden a bit. While
waiting, cut apart the pretzels. Each pretzel makes two reindeer
antlers. Don't worry if you break a few...it takes a little practice!
Remove the mixture from the fridge. Shape a spoonful into a ball
to look like a reindeers head. Place raisins for eyes and nose. Push
the "antlers" into the top of the head.
1 cup raw quick oats; 1
cup bran cereal; 1/2 cup shredded coconut; 1/2 cup raisins
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