Wild Christmas Reindeer Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
Set Up and Prepare
Tell the students that you are going to read the words on a page then give them a chance to discuss the illustrations and notice the details.
Be sure to have the students talk about the story that is happening at the side of each page. Allow time for the students to notice the details in the illustrations on each page. Discuss the lesson Teeka learned in the story.
The students could visit Jan Brett's website for more activities and coloring pages based on The Wild Christmas Reindeer.
The students could learn more about Norway and reindeer by visiting the Internet links listed in the resources.
The students could use KidPix on the computer to draw their own illustrations.
The students could write a book about reindeer and use their KidPix drawings to illustrate it.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer newsnotes - www.janbrett.com/newsnotes/reindeer_newsnotes2.htm
Winterfarm coloring page - www.janbrett.com/reindeer_towers_coloring_page.htm
Winterfarm ornaments - www.janbrett.com/reindeer_ornaments_coloring_page.htm
Norway links: www.visitnorway.com/
Map - http://drift.uninett.no/kart/norgeskartet/index.php
Flag - http://fotw.fivestarflags.com/no.html
The World Factbook: Norway - www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/no.html
The Royal Family - www.kongehuset.no/default.asp?lang=eng
Norway photos - www.jorgetutor.com/noruega/noruega.htm
Christmas in Norway - www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-Norway.htm
Rosemaling - www.elca.org/countrypackets/norway/crafts.html
Rosemaling styles - www.rosemaling.org/styles.htm
Rosemaling samples - www.twinportsrosemaling.org/new-gallery.htm
Norwegian trunk - www.state.nd.us/hist/forms/olsontrunkletter.pdf
Scandinavian festival - www.twinportsrosemaling.org/
Reindeer links: www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/caribou_reindeer.html