It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The kids are almost home for break, Christmas is just around the corner and Santa is getting ready to make an appearance.
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a fun craftivity?
This Christmas activity is a fun and educational project for kids to do at school or for homeschooling.
This reindeer craftivity will help kids work on handwriting, fine motor skills, and creativity.
If you’re looking for some creative ideas about what kids can do if they were one of Santa’s reindeer this Christmas season, this writing prompt is just what you need!
It’s perfect for kids in kindergarten through third grade who want a festive little project. Download the free printable and template and make it this December.
Also, be sure to check out all of our reindeer activities for kids for even more ideas.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you)
Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Begin to make the reindeer by gluing the mouth piece to the reindeer’s head. Next, glue the eyes just below the eyebrows.
Take the nose and glue it just above the mouth in the middle.
Finish off the head by gluing the antlers to the top and back of the reindeer’s head.
Glue the completed reindeer head onto a piece of red paper and cut it out so it has a border surrounding it.
Grab a blank red piece of paper and glue the writing prompt to the paper. Off-center it so there is more room at the top of the paper so you can glue the reindeer there.
Take the reindeer’s head and backing and glue it to the top of the writing prompt paper.
Make the reindeer’s legs by gluing the hooves to the end of the legs.
Next, take the hooves and glue them on either side of the reindeer’s head so it looks like it’s holding the paper.
Finish off by completing the writing prompt!
Isn’t this a cute Christmas craft for kids to make? We love how it’s fun and educational!
Christmas Unit For Kids
Why not keep the festivities going by creating an entire Christmas unit study around this craftivity? If you want some more ideas to do in December, keep reading below for our ideas.
Reading aloud to children is a great way to help them to develop a love of reading. Reading also helps them with their communication skills and encourages curiosity and imagination! Because of these reasons (and so many more) we always like to start a new unit with books!
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!
Crafting with kids is a great activity because it helps them learn to follow directions, helps them develop patience, and practice scissors skills. Add in some more Christmas crafts with some of our favorites below:
- Elf on the Shelf Paper Bag Puppet
- Grinch Handprint Craft
- Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet
- Paper Plate Grinch Craft
Looking for the perfect Christmas activity to keep your kids busy? These Christmas do a dot printables are just what you need. They’re fun, educational, and festive – everything we love about Christmas!
We’ve got learning covered with these awesome Grinch worksheets that are perfect to use in the classroom, at home, or as a fun activity for kids on their own. Trace the letter G, do an alphabet maze, and label the Grinch!
Your kids will love these no-prep, free Santa do a a dot printables that helps with their fine motor skills. It’s a fun way to use dot markers and they’ll work on letter recognition and counting too! Grab these printables now before the holidays are over.
Kids love this Rudolph play dough kit which is perfect for cold winter days. It’s a great way to get your kids off the couch and engaging with their hands in sensory-rich activities.
These Christmas pattern block mats are a great way to work on fine motor skills and shape recognition. They’re also perfect for keeping kids entertained during the holiday season!
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Reindeer template
- Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces.
- Begin to make the reindeer by gluing the mouth piece to the reindeer's head. Next, glue the eyes just below the eyebrows.
- Take the nose and glue it just above the mouth in the middle.
- Finish off the head by gluing the antlers to the top and back of the reindeer's head.
- Glue the completed reindeer head onto a piece of red paper and cut it out so it has a border surrounding it.
- Grab a blank red piece of paper and glue the writing prompt to the paper. Off-center it so there is more room at the top of the paper so you can glue the reindeer there.
- Take the reindeer's head and backing and glue it to the top of the writing prompt paper.
- Make the reindeer's legs by gluing the hooves to the end of the legs.
- Next, take the hooves and glue them on either side of the reindeer's head so it looks like it's holding the paper.
- Finish off by completing the writing prompt!