Do you feel pressured when asked to draw something? I do. When I found out we (3rd grade class) were all going to make reindeer, I thought it would never work. I thought they would all struggle and not be able to do it. Boy was I wrong. Read on to find out How (you too) can Draw a Reindeer.
This is a perfect activity for all ages! I loved it so much that I’ve done the activity in a classroom, with my own child, and with a large group of women (Christmas Ice Breaker). It would also be a fun family Christmas activity.
Wouldn’t it be funny to see who can really follow directions? You’ll know by the way their reindeer turns out!
This was inspired Art Venturous. Isn’t this the cutest?
PRINT OUT the directions:
click here >>>>>>>>> How to Draw a Reindeer
- Direction sheet (link above)
- white paper
Directions: You have several choices: 1. Complete the picture with the direction sheet. 2. Read the directions aloud. 3. Read and model how to draw it at the same time (that is how we did it in the classroom).
This class set was made by third graders. When it was hung in the hallway, the teacher added a really neat touch. A “free take-one” envelope. The other classes went wild taking the directions. We hope they’re having fun making them with their friends and families too.
How the Reindeer Got Their Antlers by Geraldine McCaughrean
Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) by Katie Marsico
Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May
The Great Reindeer Rebellion by Lisa Trumbauer
The South Pole Reindeer Revolt by Rodney Norman
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
Uncles and Antlers by Lisa Wheeler
This is also called “Directed Drawing”. I wasn’t aware that there was a term for it, but cue the cuteness overload! Your kids will love drawing and feel successful too when they learn how to draw a reindeer.