Here is an acitivity I do every year. I have adapted to from a story I got
out of Great Activities years ago. I can't remember who was the original
SANTA’S REINDEER K-1 (Foam balls, areas marked off, bells)
How many of you like to play pretend. Today we are going to pretend to be
But before we start I want to remind you of a few things. Always watch out
for each other and move without touching anyone. During this activity you
will go out into the grass, I just want to remind you that you are NOT to
throw anything. You will be asked to pretend like you are playing in the
snow you may pretend like you are throwing snow balls but be careful not to
really throw anything You will also need to be very quiet reindeer so you
can hear the story. You will all start off lying on the ground as if you
were in your stalls asleep.
Every Christmas Santa’s Reindeer have to pull his sleigh all the way around
the world. In order to do this the reindeer have to keep fit all year long.
Other wise they would tire and never make it around the world. On Christmas
eve there is no time for rest, so they must be in tip top shape. They start
off by getting a good nights rest in their stalls.
When they wake up in the morning they being to S T R E T C H. After
stretching they go over to the troth and begin eating a good breakfast. They
know that it is important to eat a good breakfast to do their very best each
and every day.
They hear Santa’s bells and they all run over to Santa and stand at attention
in their own personal space. They were careful to spread out because they
know its time for their morning exercises.
They begin with jumping jacks... then they hop on one hoof..., then the other
hoof.... Now they stop and stand up straight and slowly lean back to stretch
out their backs. Then they start jogging in place to warm up their muscles.
The reindeer did this everyday all year long and because they did they were
always Fit to Achieve. They knew they could make the trip around the
world. (Stop) Now the exercises are over and it is time to go out and play in
the snow. (Go pretend to play in snow. Wait while they play.)
Santa Jingles his bells and all the reindeer run over to him again. He knew
their favorite game was Tunnel Tag so they all go off to play the game.
(Go play the game.)
(Ring Bell) Children should all run over. It’s time to finish our story.
The reindeer played tag all day long. They were so tired they laid down
right where they were and went sound to sleep. They slept all night and all
day and when they woke up it was Christmas Eve and time to pull Santa’s