Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Sunday, July 8, 2012


December 9, 2011

The holiday season is officially here and that means all things festive, even in nature class.  What a perfect time to learn about deer!

We enjoyed reading about all types of deer, reindeer and otherwise, and also enjoyed some festive songs and rhymes.

I used the flannel board to help tell this rhyme that we did at our local library's storytime earlier in the week:

Santa's Reindeer
One, two, three, four, five little reindeer,
(Point to one finger at a time.)
Stood by the North Pole gate.
"Hurry, Santa," called the reindeer,
(Put hands around mouth to call.)
"Or we will all be late."
(Look at "watch.")
One, two, three, four, five little reindeer,
(Point to one finger at a time.)
Santa said, "Please wait!"
(Put hand to ear, listening.)
"Wait for three more little reindeer,
(Hold up three fingers.)
"Then we will have eight."
(Hold up eight fingers.)

We had so much fun doing the Turkey Pokey a few weeks earlier, this week we did the Reindeer Pokey.  As they say, "That's What It's All About!" 

The Reindeer Pokey
(tune: The Hokey Pokey)

You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
You put your antlers in and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!

Other verses: You put your hooves in...; You put your red nose in...; You put your fluffy tail in...; You put your reindeer body in...


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