If you are looking for ways to bring some reindeer activities for kids into your elementary school or homeschool room, I have some ideas for how you can do that. We’ll start off with some adorable reindeer math puzzles that offer students a fun opportunity to practice and perfect their basic math skills. We’ll discuss ways you can create your own puzzles and decorate your classroom for the season. And I’ve got some great book ideas to share with you too. These reindeer activities help students celebrate the season while practicing, learning, and expressing their creative side, too!
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Reindeer Math Activities
I’m not sure there’s anything much cuter than a little reindeer face. That’s why I’m happy to share these adorable reindeer math puzzles with you and your students. Academically challenging, yet so much fun, these puzzles offer your students a great opportunity to practice any math skill you wish. Yet the end goal for your students is to assemble a sweet little reindeer face – complete with antlers. These puzzles are so fun, students barely notice they are learning!
There are puzzles that cover addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Each puzzle offers two options for the level of difficulty you need. This means you can easily challenge your quick learners while making sure that no one is left behind.
You can use these puzzles individually or in groups. Offer them to your fast finishers or make a whole class project out of them. These puzzles are fun enough to include on the day of your winter class party, yet your students still get some math work in. Sneaky! And once assembled, students love to color their puzzles and show them off to friends and family.
Various reindeer math activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students.
Make Your Own Reindeer Puzzles
While my math reindeer puzzles are wonderful teaching tools, I understand that you may wish to teach other things to your students. Puzzles are some helpful teaching tools, I created an Editable Reindeer Puzzle you can use to teach any topic.
Use these reindeer puzzles to practice sight words, nouns, verbs, and other English skills. Or use them as a fun way to teach kids all about reindeer. (Like, did you know that reindeer and caribou are two names for the same animal?) These puzzles are as inspiring as the Christmas season!
What Teachers Are Saying About Reindeer Activities for Kids
People who have bought my reindeer activities have said:
Christmas Decoration Reindeer
Winter is a wonderful time for decorations. Whether you simply hang lots of snowflakes around the classroom, or go all-out with a holiday display, kids love to see decorations celebrating the season. And these wonderful reindeer puzzles can easily become an important part of your classroom decor.
These puzzles look so cute once they are colored. You can make hallway displays to show the whole school how brilliant and creative your students are. Or simply cover your classroom walls with these friendly little reindeer so the kids can admire their work. And with your help, they can even turn their reindeer into greeting cards for their family!
Best of all, you don’t need to worry about the principal complaining because there is so much academic work involved!
Reindeer Books for Kids
There are so many fun reindeer books for Christmas and for learning about the real animal. I’ve put together a nice selection of picture books and chapter books that children of all ages enjoy. I bet you will want to read a few of these, too. And students get in some great reading practice while dreaming of the holidays!
- Picture Books
- Chapter Books
Whether you’re sharing stories about magical reindeer or learning about the very cool real animals, students love to talk about reindeer. These reindeer activities are yet another wonderful reminder of the season and best of all, they are a great way to engage young minds!
Still not sure about my reindeer activities for kids?
No worries! Click here or on the image to grab your FREE circle puzzles. Then you’ll see if these puzzles are a good fit for your students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division options are included in this freebie.