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I don’t know if you know, but I’m kind of obsessed with reindeer! I mean they are so adorable! I can’t believe I haven’t shared a reindeer read-aloud yet! So today we are reading, The Littlest Reindeer by Brandi Dougherty.
In the book, Dot is the littlest reindeer. More than anything, she wanted to help fly Santa’s sleigh. She practices but she is disappointed that she is just too little to fly. Her friend Oliver suggests they do things that she can do and realizes it’s a lot! In the end, Dot does end up helping Santa in a special way.
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
So to go along with our reindeer rad-aloud today, for our snack, we are making our own little reindeer!
Ingredients – each student needs
Have the students start with the Nilla Wafer. Place 2 of the pretzel sticks on top of his head as his antlers. Break the remaining 2 pretzel sticks into pieces to create the rest of the antlers. Add on the candy eyes and the butterscotch chip as her nose. If you read Ruldomph or another book, you could use a red M&M instead for the nose. In the book, Dot has a cute little butterscotch chose though. Isn’t she cute?!
While your students are enjoying their reindeer snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They get to reflect back on thee book on how they think Dot felt when she was struggling to fly. They will then draw a picture of something that Dot was good at. And last, they’ll draw a picture of something good that happened at the end of the story. A great lesson in growth mindset!
Click the green box below to download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store.
If you’re looking for some more super fun reindeer activities, we have a bunch! You’re students will have so much fun making these adorable free reindeer hats! Click here to check them out.
Or make some reindeer food to spring outside on Christmas eve to help guide Santa. Click here to check it out and get the free reindeer food bag topper.
And here’s all of our other fun reindeer activities we have. I told you I love these little guys!
Reindeer CVC Middle Sounds Center$2.50
Reindeer Addition to 10 Center$2.50
Reindeer Beginning Sounds Center$2.50
Reindeer Number Sense to 10 Center$2.50
Reindeer Number Bond Task Cards 1-10 Center$2.50
Reindeer Ten Frame Task Cards Making Ten With Reindeer Friends Center$2.00
Reindeer Counting Mats 1- 20$3.00
Reindeer Craft With Writing Prompts/Pages$3.00
Do you have any other great reindeer read-aloud that we should add to our list?
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