Need a last-minute Christmas activity to keep your preschoolers engaged before the big day? This Rudolph activity mixes crafts, math, and literacy making it perfect for a cozy afternoon of sipping hot cocoa and learning. Plus, there are so many variations that your preschooler is sure to keep coming back for more!
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Christmas Math and Literacy: Making Your Rudolph Craftivity
With Christmas days away, my house is feeling a little chaotic. How about yours? This Rudolph Craftivity is one activity that I use to get my preschoolers to sit down and relax while also learning important literacy and math skills!
- Print and Go Rudolph Craftivity packet
- cardstock or white paper
- black marker
- crayons or markers (optional)
Step 1 Download our Print & Go Rudolph Craftivity. Then, print it on a cardstock and write uppercase and lowercase letters on the antlers using a black marker. Make sure to write a pair of upper and lowercase letters for your preschooler to match. Cut out each of the Rudolph pieces. You can do this part of the activity ahead of time or help your preschooler practice fine motor skills by cutting out the pieces themselves! If you decided to use the black-and-white version, have your preschooler color the head and antlers brown and the nose red.
Step 2 Have your preschooler draw eyes and a mouth on each head. You can add even more fun to this activity, by challenging your preschooler to give each Rudolph a different expression! Then, paste his bright, red, shiny nose!
Step 3 Lay out the antlers and have your preschooler find the matches.
Step 4 Once your preschooler has found the matches, have them use the gluestick to attach both of the antlers to Rudolph's head.
Grab this Print & Go template to make this activity even easier!
This FREE Print & Go Rudolph Craftivity will make practicing letters, numbers, and more a breeze this holiday season!
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Take your Rudolph Crafitivity to the next level!
Once you and your preschooler are done matching the upper and lowercase letters, use this Rudolph Crafivitiy as a fun Christmas math activity!
Instead of adding letters to the antlers, write a number on each antler. Have your preschooler glue on the antlers. Then help them add the numbers together. Once they have figured out the correct answer, write the number on Rudolph's nose and attach it with a glue stick. It's a fun introduction to a part-part-whole math! Each antler represents a part of the number and on his nose is the whole!
So Many Christmas Math and Literacy Options!
Even if your preschooler isn't ready to tackle any of the literacy and math options listed above, you can still use this cute Rudolph template!
Here are some ideas:
- Print out the template on white paper, have your preschool color and assemble to simply complete the craft.
- This still works on important fine motor skills even without the extra letter or number component!
- Write the same uppercase letter or the same number on each antler and have your preschooler practice identical matching.
- Print out or draw simple pictures on each antler for more matching practice.
- Pictures could be identical or slightly different (example: 1 red Christmas light on each antler OR 1 red Christmas light on the left antler and a green Christmas light on the right antler).
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|This FREE Print & Go Christmas Craft Pack will have your preschooler practicing fine motor skills as they cut, color, and paste together adorable Christmas characters! Simply print and you will have a whole afternoon of crafting ready to go!
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