Rudolph the RED-NOSED Reindeer..
The story of Rudolph, the reindeer whose shiny nose lights Santa Claus's way "one foggy Christmas Eve"
is as well known to American children as the story of Santa himself.
The story was created in 1939 by a Montgomery Ward adman named Robert May.  Seeking something that their store Santas could hand out to children, company mangers asked May for a poem. So with the help of his 4 year old daughter he came up with Rudolph and his shiny nose.  That year the store distributed 2.4 million copies

How to Draw a Reindeer.
How to Spot a Reindeer.
1. Make sure you know what a reindeer looks like. 
Study pictures of reindeer and keep them handy on 
Christmas Eve. 

2.Learn how to watch the night sky. Sometimes you 
can see Rudolph's nose glowing as Santa whisks by 
on his sled, but you have to look really hard. Once 
you find Rudolph, though, you can usually see the 
other reindeer following behind. 

3. Listen. You might hear the jingling of sleigh bells or
- if you're really lucky - the reindeers' hooves on 
your roof. Read "The Night Before Christmas" to get 
an idea of how the hooves might sound. 

4. Learn the names of all Santa's reindeer. If you 
actually get close, you might want to call them by 
name, just like Santa does. Memorize the song 
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to help you learn
and remember their names. 

5. Get online on Christmas Eve and find a Web site that 
tracks where Santa and his reindeer are as they sweep 
across the skies. (See, under Related Sites.)
When you know Santa is in your area, you might have a 
better chance of seeing the reindeer. 

6. Make Sure you leave some Food for them (recipe Below).
You just might get lucky and hear Santa feeding them 
while they wait on your roof.

Don't be too sad if you don't spot a reindeer.
They are so quick that not many people are able to
find them. 
Learn their Names... Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Donder,Vixen, Comet, 
Cupid, Prancer and Blitzen.

Let's get cookin' and make some Food!
Magic Reindeer Food

1/2 cup Dried Oatmeal
1/3 cup Glitter
1 Heartfull of Christmas Hope


Before Christmas Eve, In a bowl, Mix together the Oatmeal &
Glitter.Fold in Christmas Hope put into a seal top plastic bag or if you use a
baggie(tie it shut). On Christmas Eve, sprinkle Magic Reindeer Food on your lawn
before "Bedtime"

The Glitter will "Shine in the Moonlight" & lead Dear Santa to your
house before dawn The "Smell of Oats" will lead the Reindeer to your Rooftop.
The "Christmas Hope" and "Magic Reindeer Food" guarantee
Dear Santa will be there.

YEP, I even Dug up a "Real" People Reindeer Recipe
Reindeer Bread
(recipe from FAMILY CIRCLE- December 1988)

This recipe is Rather Lengthy, If you really want it EMAIL ME and I will write it up and email it to you.


Below are a few Cute EASY crafts you can make as Gifts or to decorate your tree.

Light Bulb Reindeer
large glass Christmas tree lights,
assorted colors 
medium wiggly eyes 
brown pipe cleaners 
pin backs 
glue gun 
small red pompoms 

1.Turn lightbulb with screw-side up 
2.glue two eyes just below metal rim 
3.glue red pompom at tip of lightbulb 
4.glue pin to back 

To make the antlers: 
1.cut pipe cleaner in 1/2 and wrap around the metal part of
the bulb. 

2.cut remaining 1/2 into two smaller pieces and attach them to
the pipe cleaner left on either side of the bulb 

Reindeer Necklace
Clothes Pin
medium Red pompom
scrapes of brown felt
2 bells
green, white and red large beads
24" Yarn or Holiday string.
Awe or knife

1. cut a hole 1" from the top thru
both sides of the clothes pin, large enough to get a string through it.
2. apply nose (pompom0 to the end of
the clothes pin as illistrated above.
3. Cut two ears from felt and apply.
4. add your bells and beads.
5. tie 

This is ADORABLE my little 5 year old cousin Chrissy made me the one shown above.... Thank you Chrissy

Reindeer Puzzle Pin 
3 puzzle pieces 
Two 1/4" googly eyes 
One 1/4" red pom pom 
Brown craft paint 
craft glue 
Pin back 

1.Paint all three puzzle pieces with brown paint. Let dry. 
2.Spray puzzle pieces with polyurethane (or brush it on). Let dry. 
3.Two of the puzzle pieces will form the antlers, the third will form the face. The "face" should be oriented lengthwise.Glue one of the "antlers" to the back of the "face. They should overlap only slightly and the "antler" should be on an angle out from the "face." Glue the third puzzle piece to form the second "antler. Let dry. 
4.Glue two googly eyes to the top of the face, close together. 
5.Glue the pom pom to the bottom of the face to form the nose. 
6.Glue the pin back to the back of the reindeer. 

Reindeer Gift Bags
1.Open a brown lunch bag and attach a red pompom nose near its  base.

2. Glue in place eyes made of black and white construction paper scrapes.

3. Trace both hands on Brown construction paper and cut out the resulting antler shapes.

4. Approximately 2" from the top, attach one antler to the pleat at each side. of the bag. Fill the bag as desired; 
then fold down and staple the top in place. or for a festive finish, fold down the bag top and punch 2 holes near the center of the folded portion. Thread the ends of a curling 
ribbon length through the holes and through a jingle bell; then tie and curl ribbon ends.

Reindeer Links
Kidszone Craft Has a Adorable Reindeer Planter,
complete with photo & instructions...

Visit the Reindeer Barn for a Cute Reindeer game.
Come Play a game with Santa's newest Reindeer.

Eight Tiny Reindeer.. Great Place for classroom games,
ideas and activities for school age

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WHOOPS I think Santa's Reindeer have been here,
Silly Ole' Reindeer Look what they left me..

To Make Your Own Reindeer POOP
(use small, round chocolate candies like covered
peanuts or raisins) and place them in a Baby Food Jar.
Add some ribbon and tie it around the jar.

Attach the following Saying:
I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call...
"Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!
I ran to the lawn and in the snowy white drifts,
those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts".
I got an old shovel and started to scoop
neat little piles of "reindeer poop".
But to throw them away, seemed such a waste,
So I saved them, thinking ~ you might like a taste!
As I finished my task, which took quite awhile,
Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
And I heard him exclaim as he rose in the sky ~
"Well, they're not potty trained, but at least 
they can fly!"

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