When I was a child, I always wanted to see a reindeer up close. Not sure if it was because of the snow or just because they had horns (as I used to called them). I am referring to their antlers. It wasn't until I lived in Kalispell, Montana that I was able to see some up close. I then realized that people in Montana, and probably in other states, relied on these animals for food, clothing and many other things. That’s where it all began. I was very curious and began to find out more about them.
The male and female reindeer grow antlers.
These antlers fall off and regrow every year.
Reindeer are herbivores, they only eat plants.
A reindeer can live up to 15 years in the wild.
Like a human’s fingerprint no two reindeer antlers are exactly the same.
Last but not least, reindeer really do have red noses! Sometimes. (check it out here)
Let our Art project begin!
You will need the following:
Children (for footprint)
White card stock paper
Red pom poms
Black sharpie or marker
Brown washable tempera paint
Print child’s footprint onto the white card stock paper.
Let footprint dry, if you need it to dry sooner use a blow-dryer (optional)
When footprint is dry use the sharpie/marker to make the antlers
Glue on the googly eyes
Glue on the red pom pom for the nose
And there you have it, a reindeer! Children will enjoy this fun activity. Remember, most important of all is to have FUN and make MEMORIES that will last a lifetime!