Christmas is a fun time of year, especially when we get talking about our favorite animal of the season, Reindeers!
Our students can’t get enough of these adorable winter friends.
We make cute Reindeer Stick Crafts and hang them up all over our classroom. Students love naming all the reindeers, each year everyone seems to agree that Rudolph is our favorite! We make the adorable Rudolph Ornaments so our little learners can share them with their family.
There is always a ton of stuff for students to bring home before winter break, we make taking their goodies home easy and fun with these Reindeer Bags. No take home bag would be complete without Reindeer Food!
We sing Rudolph the “Red Nose Reindeer” so many times it gets stuck in my head for months.
We wouldn’t want it any other way!
Because animals and reindeer are a great way to get kids learning without realizing their learning.
To connect reindeer with science and the study of animals, we’ve created Reindeer Facts: An Animal Study so our students can learn and research about animals in an enjoyable hands-on way!
Be sure to take a look at all of our Holiday Animal Studies.
Reindeer Facts: An Animal Study
Engage your class in an exciting hands-on experience learning all about reindeer facts!
This Reindeer Facts: An Animal Study is perfect for science in Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms and packed full of inviting science activities.
This pack is great for homeschoolers, kids craft activities, and to add to your unit studies!
Inside You Will Find:
-Science Lesson Plans for the week
-Definition Posters – 7 pages
-Reindeer and White Tail Deer Venn Diagram Anchor Chart Pieces – 2 pages
-Reindeer and White Tail Deer PowerPoint – 12 pages
-Reindeer and White Tail Deer Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 12 pages
-Reindeer and White Tail Deer Writing and Venn Diagram Worksheet – 2 pages
-Reindeer PowerPoint – 15 pages
-Reindeer Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 15 pages
-Can, Have, Are Craftivity –3 pages
-Migration Sort Posters – 3 pages
-Animals That Migrate and Do Not Migrate Sort (with real animal pictures) – 7 pages
-To Migrate or Not Worksheet – 1 page
-Parts of a Reindeer Poster – 1 page
-Parts of a Reindeer Worksheet – 2 pages
-Reindeer Fact Book (2 versions included) – 3 pages
-Reindeer Research Project Craftivity – 3 pages
Getting the Reindeer Facts: An Animal Study Ready
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips, or stapler
- vis-a-vie markers
After you purchase this activity and download it, I recommend printing these out on cardstock and laminating them so it can easily be used year after year.
This particular resource is full of an assortment of activities and centers, therefore, preparation will vary. Below is a quick rundown of each component in the Reindeer Facts: An Animal Study.
Science Lesson Plans for the Week
Throughout the week students will be completing science activities about reindeer.
Students are able to compare and contrast the differences in reindeer and white tail deer, and animals that migrate and do not migrate.
Our little researchers enjoy labeling the parts of a reindeer, and completing the Can, Have, Are craftivity.
When students are done at the end of the week they are able to show what they know by creating a Reindeer Fact Book or Reindeer Research Project.
There are seven different definition posters to help students better understand key vocabulary words about reindeer.
Reindeer and White Tail Deer PowerPoint and Posters
There is a twelve page PowerPoint to help students understand the respective differences and similarities between reindeer and white tail deer. Real pictures are included.
Reindeer Facts and White Tail Deer Venn Diagram
Students can work together to complete a reindeer and white tail deer Venn Diagram. They can also complete a reindeer and white tail deer comparison worksheet to show their knowledge of these animals when finished. All the pieces and Venn Diagram are included.
Reindeer Facts PowerPoint and Posters
There is a fifteen page PowerPoint that introduces students to reindeer. With real pictures.
Can, Have, Are Reindeer Craftivity
There are two different versions of the worksheet for students to complete, this way you are able to differentiate this craftivity if you have younger students.
There is also a template for students to color and cut out for the craft part of this activity.
Does Migrate and Does Not Migrate Sort and Worksheet
Students are able to sort and talk about animals that migrate and animals that do not. There are 24 real pictures of animals for students to sort according to whether or not they migrate or do not migrate.
Upon completion of the lesson, students show off their mastery of migration by completing the worksheet.
Parts of a Reindeer
There is a poster that shows the different parts of a reindeer. Upon completion of the lesson, students will have some hands-on fun labeling the different parts of a reindeer.
Reindeer Facts Book
This is perfect for younger students that are not quite ready for a research project.
Our youngest learners are able to apply everything they have learned during the week, making a reindeer facts book.
They will write five reindeer facts and illustrate each fact. For students that are unable to write just yet, the five reindeer facts are already written and students will simply illustrate each fact.
Reindeer Research Project Craftivity
If you would like your students to complete a reindeer research project, this craftivity is for you!
Students will research a reindeer’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, diet, predators, and adaptations. There is also a source page so students can list where they found the information.
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Have fun with your students in the classroom and at home with this Reindeer Facts: An Animal Study.
Want More Christmas Ideas?
If you are looking for more Christmas ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom make sure to check out our other Christmas Lessons.
If you can’t find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom, Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.