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Dec 13, 2012

Ruldoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer mini-unit day

Hello everyone! I like to spend the afternoon with my kids doing fun crafts and yes, watching old Christmas flicks this time of year. Today I decided to duplicate: an old craft and an old movie, the old book, and the old (but never goes out-of-style) song.

the Book

For today's craft you will need:
brown foam paper
clothes pins
brown pipe cleaner
sparkly pipe cleaner (such as silver)
an art bubble eyes
red pom poms
small art bell

I began by cutting out the shape of a reindeer's body. Then attached the brown pipe cleaner as antlers. After that attach the bell to the silver pipe cleaner and wrap around the neck of mr. reindeer by twisting on the back. Use glue (or glue dots) to attach the eye and red pom pom nose. And last, attach the two clothes pins to the bottom to make the legs.

After that you can let the kids watch the old classic, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and snack on some Peanut Butter Wands: pretzel sticks rolled in peanut butter, sliced almonds and dried or fresh fruit.

When the movie is done teach your kids the old classic song by first letting them hear it, and if they can read, print out the lyrics to the song while you sing along.
Holiday mini-units are a simple way to fill time in the afternoon when school is done and the kids need something to keep them occupied and out of mischief. Plus it gives me an excuse to "watch" my kids movies.

Merry Christmas,

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