One of the ornaments we made in December was a reindeer. The reindeer clips on a tree branch and holds a Christmas card. Mason (5), Anthony (4), and Nolan (3) helped make these one afternoon. Later, Anna (10) and Garrett (11) made extra reindeer during a break from our Science 3 lessons.
Well, the holidays are over, but the work never ends for these reindeer. It’s cold and snowy here, so they decided to hang around for another month or so. Below, you’ll see the children making the ornaments, and then the industrious reindeer helping with our Science 2 lessons.
For the reindeer, you need:
a brown pipe cleaner (fuzzy stick),
I put the glue in small jar lid and
used toothpicks to spread it.
After we made one reindeer together, I had the young boys make another one by themselves. It was a chance to see if they remembered the steps and would use their first reindeer as a sample. Here’s the results.
I liked Anna and Garrett’s ideas for letting the reindeer do more.
|To help the reindeer stick around, glue a piece of magnetic tape on the back of the clothespin.||Ready and willing to work. We use the refrigerator or a magnetic board for our word wall.|
Here our word wall reindeer are working hard and hanging around.