It’s that time of year! We hear the jingle bells ringing out as Santa’s sleigh approaches with his crew of reindeer. We’re pretty sure we saw Rudolph leading the way with lots of fun crafts for us to do.
One that we think your kids will have a blast making is their own reindeer name craft this Christmas!
It’s a personalized paper craft that’s fun and easy to make, especially when you use the template we have for you! The kids will work on spelling their names and following instructions with this cute holiday craft.
To keep the kids busy with lots of holiday fun, be sure to check out our other reindeer crafts for kids.
Turn the Christmas music on, and get the whole family in the holiday spirit with these simple and fun crafts!
Easy Reindeer Name Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the top part of the head to the main head piece.
Take the nose and glue it to the bottom part of the piece you just glued on.
Next, take the eyes and glue one on each side, just below the eyebrows.
Place the bottom of the head in the middle of the wreath and glue it in place.
Use the letter ornaments to spell out the name along the bottom of the wreath.
Finish up by gluing the antlers to the top and back of the reindeer’s head.
Once your kids have finished their reindeer name craft, we have plenty more fun Christmas crafts on the blog that we are sure they will love creating!
Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Want some more fun Christmas projects and activities to keep the kids busy this season? We’ve got you covered with several ideas that are not only fun but educational as well!
From festive crafts to reading books to activities and more! Read on below for some great ideas that are sure to be a hit with your kids this holiday season.
Christmas Books For Kids
One of the best ways to get your kids into the holiday spirit is by reading them Christmas stories. Not only will they enjoy spending time with you, but they’ll also get to experience the magic of the season through the characters and events in the book.
Reading to your kids is also a great way to teach them about the true meaning of Christmas. By hearing about the giving spirit of Santa Claus or the selfless acts of characters like Tiny Tim, they’ll learn that Christmas is about more than just receiving presents.
So this Christmas, snuggle up with your little ones and enjoy one of these classic holiday tales.
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!
Kids’ Christmas Crafts
This is the perfect time of year to craft! It’s a great way to build memories with your child. It helps them gain so many skills all while having a good time. Check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts below:
Grinch Craftivity – In Whoville they say, the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes when you do this fun project today! Mr. Grinch is one of our favorite Christmas characters! He may be grumpy, but with this writing prompt project, your sweet kids will give him a reason to smile! Plus, they’ll work on their handwriting and creative thinking!
Elf on the Shelf Photo Craft – Your kids can be an elf on the shelf with this cute, personalized craft! These little elves will become buddies with your kids’ elf on the shelf! Watch out, they may join in on the mischievous antics he gets into over the holiday! It’s a super cute keepsake to remember how your child’s little face looked that year.
Christmas Reindeer Card – Sending a Christmas card is a great way to show friends and family we’re thinking of them during the holiday season. This one will be even more special because it’s made by your kiddo! They’ll be excited to share it with a loved one with a sweet note on the inside. Get to crafting with the free template!
Paper Plate Santa Craft – Ho, ho, ho! You can see Santa coming down the chimney this Christmas. Your kids will get a kick out of seeing Santa going up and down the chimney with this interactive craft! He may go down feet first, but it sure is funny to see him go head first with his feet poking out of the chimney! Do this creative, and fun craft with your kids this holiday for lots of smiles!
Christmas Activities For Kids
Bake a batch of Christmas cookies, grab a glass of milk and break out the crayons or markers for a fun and festive coloring session. These adorable gingerbread man color by number pages are a ‘sweet’ activity to do this holiday season. The kids will work on number recognition and colors when they complete these activity sheets.
We have the perfect Christmas game for the kids to play this holiday season. Grab some dice, pom poms, and this roll a Santa printable for lots of fun. It’s easy to prepare and helps kids learn to take turns, match colors, count, and more. Put some Christmas music on in the background and see which player can fill up all the spots on their Santa first!
Santa’s helpers are featured in one of our favorite educational Christmas activities. In addition to helping Santa, the elves help kids practice handwriting, letter recognition, and scissors skills with these free elf worksheets! Even though the kids are learning with this activity, they’re having fun!
Your kids will love all the different holiday scenes on these Christmas pattern block mats! It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit while working on math skills and concepts like patterns, symmetry, and shapes! Grab these pages with cute Christmas characters and the blocks for an activity that’ll keep your kiddos engaged this holiday season.
- This Christmas Eve box is so cute & can be used year after year!
- Be 100% ready with this awesome elf on the shelf kit!
- Help the kids be extra festive with this “Merry & Bright” shirt.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Reindeer template
- Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the top part of the head to the main head piece.
- Take the nose and glue it to the bottom part of the piece you just glued on.
- Next, take the eyes and glue one on each side, just below the eyebrows.
- Place the bottom of the head in the middle of the wreath and glue it in place.
- Use the letter ornaments to spell out the name along the bottom of the wreath.
- Finish up by gluing the antlers to the top and back of the reindeer's head.