Thursday, December 02, 2010

Rudolph Had Better Watch Out...

... because my Super Stars are after his job!

We made the traditional triangle/antler/glitter nose Rudolph project for one bulletin board, but followed up with photos of the Stars sporting their own antlers and glittered schnozzes... Rudolph should know how willing they are to fill in should Santa need their help this year!


This fellow appears appropriately nervous:



I took photos of the Stars standing in front of our white board, printed them out in grayscale on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper (the white background made it easy to cut away the details that WEREN'T part of each child's body), had the students cut out antlers, glue them to the backs of their photos, and then glue their new portrait onto black construction paper.  White glue was swirled onto each nose, and red glitter was sprinkled on top and left to dry overnight.

The text on the first board reads "Run Run Rudolph!" while the other exclaims "We want your job!"

Do you have a favorite reindeer/Rudolph activity or story?  Add a comment and feel free to link us on our way to it!


Want to learn more about reindeer?  Visit the Reindeer Research Program at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (yep, where I earned my teaching degree) and check out all of the links!  Make sure to visit the Gallery and head down to the  "Educational Outreach" link.  The second photo featuring Elsa was taken in my classroom when I still taught in Alaska.  Your students can even help name each season's new calves!  Go here for more information.


  1. A room full of reindeer ages of 5 to 6 would make me entertain crocheting little brooches never again!

  2. Used your Rudolph idea to make the cutest ornaments ever! Thanks for your abundant creativity!


As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!