Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
Fill your preschool reading center not only with books about reindeer, but also with books about arctic foxes and snowy owls.
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
Click here for a cute reindeer snack idea. All you will need are bread, peanut butter, mini pretzels, raisins and mini marshmallows.
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
Letter: Rr for reindeer
Number: 8 for the 8 letters in the word reindeer
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
Play dough: Let your preschool students make reindeer from play dough. They can pretend that their reindeer are playing reindeer games!
Gross Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
Reindeer games: Give each of your students a headband with reindeer antlers. These can be found at most dollar stores. Let them play games such as Red Rover, London Bridge and the Hokey Pokey with the reindeer antlers on.
Art Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
Click here for a beautiful coloring page of a harnessed reindeer in the snow. Let your students paint this page with water color paints.
Songs/Finger Plays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
(sing to the tune of Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little,
Three little reindeer.
Four little, five little,
Six little reindeer.
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little reindeer.
Ten little reindeer in the snow!
This simple tune will remind students that reindeer live where it is snowy and cold.
Pre-math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
Set out the letters r-e-i-n-d-e-e-r that you have previously cut from felt or laminated construction paper. Put out an example of the word reindeer for your students to use as a guide. Have them set out the letters, properly spelling the word reindeer. Instruct your preschool students to count the number of letters in the word reindeer. Now have your preschool students count out 8 reindeer shapes to set beneath the 8 lettered word.
Pre-writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Reindeer
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters R and r lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 8.
For older students, provide an example of the letters R and r and the number 8. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Write the word reindeer on your preschool classroom’s white erase board. Let your students copy the word reindeer on the white board with brown dry erase markers.