Reindeer are hard to resist. They’re cute and Rudolph’s nose is so bright and shiny, you just can’t help but be drawn to it. These adorable critters are the perfect theme for holiday kid crafts and activities in the classroom or at home. I’ve gathered the best 20 reindeer activities for kids out there. Not only will children be creating reindeer masterpieces, they’ll also be working on shape recognition, fine motor skills, and using their imagination.
1 – I Heart Crafty Things – Sponge Painted Reindeer
Not only is this a great craft project where kids can create this cute reindeer, but by cutting the sponges into triangles and rectangles, it helps with shape recognition.
2 – Artsy Momma – Reindeer Finger Puppet
Kids have incredible imaginations – you’ll be surprised by the adventures this cardstock reindeer finger puppet takes your child on.
3 – Twin Dragonfly Designs – Reindeer Magnet Craft
This fun reindeer magnet is a craft that will leave your fridge looking very festive.
4 – Powerful Mothering – Feed Rudolf Christmas Busy Bag
Children will work on their fine motor skills as they work hard to feed Rudolph the Reindeer.
5 – School Time Snippets – Color Matching Reindeer Clothespin Activity
These cute deer are missing their antlers! Their noses tell you what antlers belong to them. This is a great coloring matching activity.
6 – Proud to be Primary – Reindeer Friend Craftivity
Get kids to make a cute reindeer craft and creatively write about it with the “If I was a reindeer…” writing craftivity.
7 – The Educators’ Spin on It – Reindeer STEM Challenge for Kids
Looking for a way to combine Christmas and science together? Challenge kids to see how fast their reindeer can fly with this STEM activity.
8 – Glued to My Crafts Blog – Paper Plate Reindeer Craft
You can never go wrong with paper plate projects. Break out the craft supplies for this easy to make reindeer kid craft.
9 – Kids Craft Room – Reindeer No-Sew Sock Puppets
It may just look like a sock to you, but this no-sew reindeer sock puppet will become your kid’s favorite new toy.
10 – The Resourceful Mama – Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer
Toilet paper rolls are a super fun craft supply. Watch as it transforms into this simple and cute reindeer!
11 – Red Ted Art – Easy Kid Origami Reindeer Bookmark
This reindeer origami is adorable! It’s the perfect bookmark to use this holiday season.
12 – Buggy and Buddy – Handprint Reindeer Christmas Ornament
Handprint crafts are classic! This reindeer ornament is a fun project to do with your kids and leaves you with a precious keepsake.
13 – Mom Inspired Life – Racing Reindeer Number Line Activity
Learning is always way more fun with it is a game that involves dice and reindeer! Have a blast playing Racing Reindeer with your kids.
14 – I Heart Crafty Things – Yarn Wrapped Reindeer
With a few craft supplies and a little time, your child will have a fun time using their fine motor skills to wrap yarn, making this festive critter.
15 – Crafty Morning – Egg Carton Reindeer
Just like the TP rolls, egg cartons make awesome craft supplies, as well. Look at easy it is to make this Rudolph head. You and your child could make all of Santa’s reindeer!
16 – The Country Chic Cottage – Bottle Cap Reindeer Craft
Craft projects are perfect for upcycling – these easy to make bottle cap reindeer are no exception!
17 – Typically Simple – Cocoa Pebbles Reindeer Craft
This is one of the few times you can say playing with your food is allowed. Skip the milk and pair these Cocoa Pebbles with glue.
18 – Kids Craft Room – No-Cook Chocolate Play Dough Reindeer
Who can say no to squishy reindeer making fun with chocolate play dough?
19 – Glued to My Crafts Blog – Reindeer Picture Frame Craft
Not only is making this reindeer frame a fun activity to do with your child, but, if you put in a picture of the child, it makes a great gift for grandparents!
20 – Fireflies and Mud Pies – Pine Cone Reindeer Ornaments
Make your little ones feel special and proud as they make this pine cone reindeer ornament and see it hung on the tree with all the other gorgeous decorations.
What’s your favourite reindeer activity?
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