Christmas crafts are some of our absolute favorite activities in our house and this printable reindeer craft is no exception.
We love creating reindeer crafts for kids this time of year because it is a fun way to get in the holiday spirit.
As we craft, we love talking about Santa and the reindeer and everything they are thinking about asking Santa for that year for Christmas. This also helps you get some ideas of what the kids want too!
This printable reindeer craft is a fun way to help the kids get in the holiday spirit as they create their very own reindeer. It is a great project to do with kids that are preschoolers all the way up to elementary school kids.
You can download this template in color or black and white. The color version is a simple project that they can cut and glue and use fine motor skills.
The black and white version is great if you want them to be able to use their creativity a little bit more and have time to color or paint.
No matter what option you decide to print, it is a fun and simple craft for kids of all ages to create their very own reindeer to display!
Build A reindeer Printable
- White cardstock
- Printable reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)
Download the template and print it out.
Decide whether your kids want to color or paint their reindeer and let them color them in.
After you’ve colored or painted the reindeer pieces, cut them out and begin to assemble by gluing the head to the body.
Take the 2 outside hooves and glue to the outer legs.
Place the belly in the middle of the reindeer body and glue in place.
Position the antlers at the top of the head and glue to secure.
Christmas Themed Unit
Kids love Christmas. They get so excited even when they hear the word! With so many Christmas projects, we’ve compiled a list of ideas so you can do a whole week of Christmas activities.
The best thing about these ideas is you can pick one or two, or do all of them! Whatever works for you and your kids.
Christmas Children’s Books
There are many reasons to get your kids involved in reading over the holidays. Not only does it help them learn new words and improve their vocabulary, but it can also help them develop a love of books which will benefit them throughout school as well as adulthood!
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Christmas Craft Ideas For Kids
Handprint crafts are great to see how much the kids have grown from year to year. These handprint reindeer cards are so cute for the kids and make perfect cards to give to grandmas and grandpas. We also love this angel handprint craft, as well as this handprint reindeer craft for kids.
Toilet paper crafts are always a huge hit with the kids too!. Let your kids try their crafting skills with this Grinch toilet paper roll craft, this toilet paper Santa craft, or this reindeer toilet paper roll craft project. These toilet paper crafts are a great way to recycle!
If you are feeling extra motivated to craft then definitely try out some of our all-time favorite Christmas activities like this paper plate Santa, this reindeer paper bag craft, or this Grinch Headband.
Christmas Kids’ Activities
If you are looking for an educational approach you will definitely want to try these Christmas pattern block mats. Here your kids will be able to use their fine motor skills to place the correct shape into the tangram puzzle. This is perfect for younger kids learning different shapes as well as older kids who are trying to become experts on completing puzzles.
If you are trying to encourage your kids to read more often, then add these free Printable Christmas bookmarks to your to-do list. Not only will they love coloring them, but they will also love marking their page with them in their book.
Another fun activity for kids are these Christmas color by number worksheets. Coloring is a great way to improve fine motor skills. These worksheets also help with number recognition.
If you want to help your kids learn patience and improve their memory, grab this free Christmas Memory game download. These are great to laminate and always have on hand. Try keeping them on hand if the kids get restless at a restaurant or while waiting at the doctor’s office!
No matter what Christmas activities your kids decide on, they’ll help them get in the spirit of Christmas. In no time they’ll have some cool Xmas crafts to share with friends and family!
- Have Santa accidentally drop his sleigh driver’s license for some festive magic!
- These reindeer candy cane sleeves are a great small gift for the classroom or friends.
- Grab your kids one of these cute personalized drink tumblers.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Printable reindeer template
- Download the template and print it out.
- Decide whether your kids want to color or paint their reindeer and let them color them in.
- After you've colored or painted the reindeer pieces, cut them out and begin to assemble by gluing the head to the body.
- Take the 2 outside hooves and glue to the outer legs.
- Place the belly in the middle of the reindeer body and glue in place.
- Position the antlers at the top of the head and glue to secure.