reindeerrelayTis the Season for a fun “reindeer” activity that can be adjusted to play with kids at home or a larger group…like at a holiday party! 

Craft Supplies Needed (optional):

  • Paper plates (8 or 9 inch) or plastic headbands
  • Brown construction paper, brown pipe cleaners or small twigs (approximately 6-8 inches)
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors

Craft Directions:

If using paper plates, cut out the center (leaving approximately 2 inches around the plate).  Cut out bottom section (leaving an arc that fits over the child’s head measuring from ear to ear.  Attach antlers (cut from construction paper & glued/taped twigs/ pipe cleaners secured through 2 small holes in paper plate).  Pipe cleaners may also be secured to plastic headbands.

Activity Supplies Needed:

  • Favorite Music CD & Player
  • Jingle Bells Tied to Shoes (fun option)
  • 2 Boxes (any size)
  • Items to fill 1 box (ex: misc. toys, books)

Small Group Activity: (wear reindeer antlers and bells)

  1. Practice “reindeer runs” where the objective is to run on toes while lifting knees as high as possible in the air.
  2. Next, place the empty box and the filled box a distance apart
  3. Each participant takes a turn taking the items in the filled box (1 at a time) to the empty box, dropping them in and returning until all of the items have been moved.  Must do the “reindeer run” in both directions.
  4. Play fun holiday music and see who can accomplish the reindeer relay mission the fastest (or before the song ends).

Large Group Activity: (wear reindeer antlers and bells):

  1. Practice “reindeer runs” where the objective is to run on toes while lifting knees as high as possible in the air.
  2. Divide into 2 groups
  3. Mark a starting point and ending point (determine distance apart based on space available and age of participants)
  4. Have teams race (1 person at a time) doing the “reindeer run” to the end and back.
  5. Next person on the team can go when the previous person taps them
  6. Winning reindeer team is the group who has all of their reindeers finish.
  7. Participants must go back and start over if they forget to reindeer run the whole way!
  8. Play fun holiday music

Make sure your imaginations are ready!!!!
Get ready for some silly fun!!!!
Laughter required!!!!

 

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