Kindergarten and first grade students will love learning about reindeer with these engaging reindeer activities. Informational texts, response to reading, directed drawing, and more!
It’s nearly December! How is time going by so quickly? I hope your school year is going smoothly as we are approaching winter! This is always a fun time of year in the classroom. With the holidays coming, it can be a little difficult to find engaging activities that are not related to Christmas. If that is the case in your classroom, these reindeer activities are the perfect solution. Keep your students engaged and focused, as well as, continue learning throughout this busy time.
This nonfiction unit is full of reindeer learning fun! Using the informational text and resources that are included, you will enjoy teaching all about reindeer in your kindergarten or first-grade classroom. And above all, your students will LOVE it!
Each day, introduce a new chit-chat message. Students complete their own chit-chat messages by filling in the missing information.
Students respond to the reading passages in other ways as well. In this way, students solidify their learning of the content.
This resource also includes links to four information videos with real footage and information about reindeer.
Close Reading Passages
Are you familiar with close reading? With close reading passages, students build their schema and respond to reading. After the initial cold read, follow up with subsequent readings to engage students in rich conversations about the text. This allows students to develop a deep understanding of the content. For Kindergarten and first-grade students we read these together several times and work on locating the answers within the text.
After you move through the passages, build a schema chart with new learning.
The directed drawings are always adorable!
Click below for the reindeer activities and resources in this blog post:
Check out these blog posts for more December ideas:
- Catch that Cookie Reading Lesson Plans
- Gingerbread Fun Classroom Activities for Kindergarten
- Gingerbread Week Lesson Plans for Kindergarten and First Grade
- Christmas Calendar Parent Gift Ideas for the Classroom
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