Parents and teachers, it’s that time of the year again when we’re all looking for ways to entertain our kids.
With so many things going on in December, it is hard to find a balance between festive activities and educational ones.
Here are 30 fun preschool reindeer activities kids will love! There’s a good mix of fun and educational activities, so your preschoolers will never get bored.
These easy and fun ideas will keep them entertained from Thanksgiving until Christmas while you wrap presents, bake cookies, or finish up some last-minute online shopping!
They’re perfect for any child who loves Santa’s favorite animals. For more fun ideas, check out all of our reindeer activities for kids.
Make a cute reindeer headband that's perfect for pictures and holiday festivities! Not only are they great for little kids, but these headbands will make fun photo props for your Christmas parties.
These reindeer coloring pages are perfect for coloring fun at home or in the classroom. Each page is simple, with bold lines and easy colorable graphics that are perfect for preschoolers.
Turn a paper lunch bag into this cute reindeer! This craft is super easy to put together, and you can decorate it using pieces from our template. You can also put your own spin on it. A large red pom-pom would make a cute nose on this reindeer craft.
Preschoolers will love making their own reindeer finger puppets. Use them to act out the scenes in your favorite Christmas books or to sing along and play with them during reindeer-themed songs.
These free printable reindeer worksheets can help your child learn to recognize the letter R, practice handwriting, and increase proficiency with scissor skills!
Just look at this sweet little reindeer with clothespin antlers! It's perfect for your preschooler and will look adorable hanging up in their room all Christmas season long. Give the reindeer a red paper nose or a fluffy pom-pom nose.
This easy, no-prep reindeer game is great for young kids! Print it out and use it at home, school, or daycare!
This handprint reindeer craft is a great way to keep your little ones busy this holiday season. Trace their hands to make the antlers, and let the template do the rest of the heavy lifting. Let the crafting begin!
Popsicle stick crafts are so fun and engaging for preschool kids. You'll need four popsicle sticks, paint, pom-poms, and a few more supplies to set up a fun-filled reindeer crafting session with your kids or with a preschool class. Consider adding magnetic tape to the back to turn them into adorable fridge magnets for the holiday season. You could also add a string to turn them into cute ornaments.
Create an adorable keepsake and holiday card to send to grandparents and extended family. It's such a cute way to remember how small your child's hands are during this season, and the recipients will love a sweet, personalized card.
Brighten someone's day with a Christmas card featuring the reindeer whose nose shines the brightest! Kids will have a blast making this adorable greeting card for their grandparents, neighbors, or friends. Handmade cards also look lovely attached to gifts.
This paper plate reindeer is one of the cutest and simplest crafts you can make for the holiday season. It's a great craft for family night; each one of you can make a reindeer to create a whole sledding team.
This yarn-wrapped reindeer is a fun craft and fine motor activity in one. It's an excellent project for kids who like to keep their hands busy, and they'd make cute handmade ornaments to hang on the tree, too.
Enjoy some pretend play this holiday season with our charming printable reindeer mask. All you need is the printable template, scissors, tape, and a jumbo craft stick to make a cute reindeer mask in no time at all.
Download this template in color or black and white to make a simple but adorable reindeer. Kids can color in the black and white version or practice their scissor skills with the colored version. This simple craft is fun for kids of all ages.
Make a toilet paper roll reindeer in just minutes! Thanks to the jewel sticker, this little cutie has a sparkly red nose, and the rest of his features are easy to put together using our printable template.
This cute little paper Rudolph is sure to be a hit with little ones. We've provided a printable template that's so easy to put together. Kids can either color in the template, or you can trace the pieces onto colored cardstock. It's cute either way.
Parents and grandparents will love receiving this adorable fingerprint reindeer card. It's super easy to create and fun for kids to make!
Christmas Play Dough
If you're looking for a great Christmas party favor for your preschool class, make this reindeer playdough craft using just a few simple ingredients and materials. This is the perfect holiday sensory activity, and it's fun for little ones to create their own reindeer invitation to play to take home.
Rudolph Race Christmas Game
Set up a fun game for the kids to play! You'll set up a zipline between two chairs (or anywhere else you'd like to tie them up) and race reindeer balloons along the lines. This simple game is a great way to introduce preschoolers to the concepts of potential and kinetic energy.
Reindeer Christmas Ornament
Join cinnamon sticks together in a triangle to create this adorable reindeer Christmas ornament. They'll make your house smell amazing! It's perfect for adding a touch of holiday cheer to the Christmas tree or your child's bedroom, and you can keep the kids busy making several, so they have gifts for friends and family.
The Cutest Reindeer Painted Rocks for Kids to Make
Grab your paintbrushes and some smooth rocks to make cute little reindeer painted rocks! They'll make cute rock pets, room decorations, or festive paperweights to give to family members who work in an office.
Mix and Match Paper Reindeer Craft
Mix and match the scarf, antlers, mittens, and other accessories to make your own unique reindeer. Kids can even add their photos to turn themselves into reindeer, which they'll really get a kick out of.
Christmas Reindeer Sensory Bag
Reindeer sensory bags are a great way to help little ones calm down and take a break during the hectic holiday season. Draw a reindeer face on a clear plastic bag, and fill it with clear hair gel, rice, beans, or plain old water. The added faux Christmas lights give this sensory bag a festive touch.
Popsicle Stick Reindeer Craft
Keep track of the holiday page-turners with these cute reindeer popsicle stick bookmarks that you can customize to suit your tastes. Make a few extras as stocking stuffers or gifts for family and friends, and use them as fun Christmas party favors for kids in your preschool class.
Reindeer Terra Cotta Pot Christmas Ornament Craft
These reindeer terra cotta pot Christmas ornaments are a cute way to add some personalized holiday flair to the tree. You can even add a little jingle bell underneath. However, if you want to keep it simple, you can make them without the string and bell and use them as decor for your table or mantle.
Easy Origami Reindeer
Learn how to make this adorable origami reindeer in just a few simple steps. This origami craft requires only three easy folds, so it's definitely simple enough for a preschooler. Add antlers, eyes, and a red sparkly nose, and you're all set.
Count and Clip Printable Reindeer Activity
Work on early math skills with these reindeer-themed counting cards. Using clothespins is also great for fine motor practice, so this activity is perfect for your preschooler.
Reindeer Life Cycle Printable Pack
This reindeer life cycle pack has loads of fun ways to learn about reindeer. In addition to learning life cycle facts, kids can practice shadow matching, addition, subtraction, following directions, and loads more early learning skills.
Reindeer Memory Game
The classic memory game is more fun when there's reindeer involved! This memory match game helps preschoolers work on concentration, focus, and memory/recall.
Rudolph and Reindeer Toddler Activity Pack
Practice scissor skills, dot painting, and more with this fun and easy activity pack for toddlers and preschoolers.
Fingerprint Reindeer Ornament
There are so many cute ways to decorate clear ornaments, and this reindeer fingerprint ornament is an excellent choice! It's beautiful and will remind you of those tiny little fingerprints that smudge your glass and appliances long after your kids are no longer small.
Reindeer Facts : An Animal Study
This reindeer study is perfect for preschool through second grade! It's such a clever way to keep kids learning through the holiday season without them even realizing it. They'll learn cool facts about the parts of a reindeer, where they live, about migration, and lots more.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these 30 reindeer activities for preschoolers. If so, pin this post to remind yourself of them when the season rolls around again next year. Merry Christmas!