The Lesson Planning Mommy – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

What We’re Reading:

Olive, the Other Reindeer
By: J.otto Seibold








Who Will Guide My Sleigh tonight?
By: Jerry Pallotta






The Wild Christmas Reindeer
By: Jan Brett


Reindeer Pokey
Sung to: “The Hokey Pokey”

You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
You put you antlers in and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!
You put your hooves in….
You put your red nose in….
You put your fluffy tail in…
You put your reindeer body in…

Call Rudolph
Eight little reindeer pulling Santa’s sled
One fell down and bumped his head.
The elves called Santa and Santa said,
“Can seven little reindeer pull my sled?”
Seven little reindeer…
Six little reindeer…
Five little reindeer…
Four little reindeer…
Three little reindeer…
Two little reindeer…
One little reindeer pulling Santa’s sled;
He fell down and bumped his head.
The elves called Santa and Santa said,
“Call Rudolph!”


.:A Very Puzzling Rudolph:.

What You Need:

  • Old Puzzle Pieces
  • Brown Paint
  • Google Eyes
  • Ribbon
  • Red Fuzz ball or red bead


  1. Paint three old puzzle pieces for each rudolph you want to make.
  2. Arrange and glue together the puzzle pieces to make rudolph. 1 on top, 2 on the bottom.
  3. Add 2 googly eyes and a red nose.
  4. Glue some ribbon on the back!

.:Rudolph Ornament:.

What You Need:

  • Brown construction paper
  • Clear glass or plastic ball ornament
  • Red and white acrylic paint
  • Brown pipe cleaner


  1. Shredded a few sheets of brown paper .
  2. Have the kids stuff the clear glass ball ornaments with the brown shredded paper.
  3.  Then, dip a finger in red acrylic paint for the nose and white for the eyes.
  4. For the antlers, cut a brown chenille stem in half.
  5. Wrap one half around the top and cut the second half in half again to make the rest of the antlers.

.:Paper Bag Rudolph:.

What You Need:

  • Paper bag
  • Glue
  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pom-pom


  1. Print the Reindeer Gift Bag template. (We used 8 1/2-inch-tall bags here, but you can alter the parts for larger bags, if necessary.) Use a pencil to mark a brown paper bag as shown, then cut along the solid lines to create a rounded top and 2 separate teardrop ear shapes.
  2. Fold the bag along the dotted line, then glue an antler (cut from brown card stock) and an ear inside the fold on each side of the bag.
  3. For the eyes, glue 2 small white paper circles to 2 black circles, use a marker to add dots for pupils, then glue them to the bag.
  4. Glue on a red pom-pom for a nose. Let all of the glue dry before placing a small gift inside.

***The paper bag reindeer found at Family Fun. Instead of cutting out random antlers we did hand print antlers to make it a little more personal.

.:Our Family of Reindeer:.

What You Need:

  • paper
  • brown paint
  • brown marker
  • googly eyes
  • black and red craft foam
  • glue
  • scissors


1. stamp everyone’s thumbs in brown paint and stamp on your paper. Allow to dry.
2. using your brown marker, draw antlers for the reindeer.
3. glue two googly eyes on each reindeer
4. cut small circles out of your craft foam for noses and glue on the reindeer.

.:Foot Print and Hand Print Rudolph:.

What You Need:

  • Washable brown paint
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 red fuzz ball
  • glue
  • 1 piece of card stock
  • 1 sweet little foot
  • 2 adorable hands
  • 1 8 x 10 picture frame (optional)


  1. Paint the little foot brown and stamp it onto the card stock, toes up.
  2. paint the left hand brown and stamp onto the card stock on the top left side of the foot print. Repeat this step for the right hand.
  3. glue on the two googly eyes and add the red fuzz ball for Rudolph’s nose.
  4. Put in an 8 x 10 picture frame for all to see!

.:Magic Reindeer Food:.

Just mix together some rolled oats, brown sugar and sugar sprinkles. Sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve for a special tasty treat for Santa’s Reindeer! Cut out this tag to go with your Magic Reindeer Food.










Peanut Butter and Jelly Roudolph Sandwhiches!







Chocolate covered Nutter Butter Roudolph cookie pops!











Reindeer Noses!