How to Make Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Footprint and Handprint Christmas Craft for Kids

Handprint, Footprint Rudolph Craft

 

If you love to make footprint and handprint crafts then you must try this cute reindeer craft.  I love crafts like this because they are great keepsakes.  This is a craft for a day care or preschool.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make a handprint footprint reindeer. 

Hand/footprint Reindeer

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How to make easy Christmas Cookies for Kids

It’s Christmas time and that means cookies! Kids love helping in the kitchen.  Baking cookies is a great and tasty activity to do with kids.  These recipes below are easy to follow, fun to make, tasty and cute.  So, get those aprons on get the kids in the kitchen and start making cookies.

Remember: Cookies make great gifts from children to family, friends and loved ones.  

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Reindeer Facts for Kids

Reindeer Facts for Kids

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Also Check out Christmas Facts, Santa Facts and Santa’s Elves Facts for Kids

 

  • Reindeer are also known as Caribou.  In Europe they are called Reindeer all the time. America we called them Caribou in the wild and when domesticated we call them Reindeer.
  • Scientific Name: Rangifer Tarasndus.
  • Reindeer live in the Northern parts of North America including Canada and Alaska also in Europe, Russia and Greenland.  Lets us not forget with Santa at the North Pole.
  • They live on tundras. A tundra is a vast flat, treeless Arctic Region.
  • Reindeer are herbivores meaning they are plant eaters.
  • They eat lichen a type of moss, grass and plants.
  • A reindeer can live up to 15 years in the wild.
  • A reindeer mostly has different shades of brown soft fur with white fur on their neck and parts of their back. Their fur may also be gray or a rust like color.
  • They can weigh anywhere between 240-700 pounds.
  • Reindeer are usually 4-5 ft tall not including their antlers.  Their antlers are 3ft tall!
  • Did you know that reindeer are the only deer in which both male and females grow antlers.  They shed their antlers in the winter.
  • Reindeer antlers are actually rubbery, living masses of blood and marrow when they are growing. The antlers grown until around August, then the bone begins to harden.
  • Like a human’s fingerprint no two reindeer antlers are exactly the same.
  • Reindeer migrate, during the winter reindeer’s migrate South. During the summer they migrate North.  The trip is 1,200 miles round trip.  That is one of the world’s largest migrations.
  • Their hooves are used to dig for food in the snow.  The outer edges of their hooves are sharp while help them walk on ice and rocks.
  • Reindeer’s have an ankle tendon which rubs over a bone causing a clicking sound when they walk. That clicking sound helps the reindeer keep track of each other especially when they can’t see in bad weather.
  • Did you know that reindeer can run 50 miles per hour!
  •  A male reindeer is called a bull.
  • A female reindeer is called a cow.
  • A baby reindeer is called a calf.
  • A mother usually gives birth to one fawn a year but sometimes two are born.
  • A fawn is usually 10-11 pounds when born.
  • A reindeer’s milk has more fat than cow’s milk.

Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen. Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and we can’t forget Rudolph

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How do you say Merry Christmas in a Foreign Different Language

 In English, widely spoken in America when we want to spread some holiday cheer we tell people Merry Christmas! Have you ever wondered how people say Merry Christmas in other languages.  Check out the list below and next time you want to tell someone Merry Christmas try to in another language.

Africaans                     Geseende Kersfees -(Spoken in South Africa)

Albanian                      Gezur Krislinjden (spoken in Albania)

Arabic                           Milad Majid (widely spoken by Muslims in many countries)

Armenian                    Shenoraavor Nor Dari Yev Pari Gaghand (spoken in Armenia)

Bengali                         Shuvo Baro Din Shuvo Nabo Barsho (spoken in Bangladesh)

Bulgarian                     Tchestita Koleds (spoken in Bulgaria)

Cantonese                   Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun ( Spoken many places, official language of Hong Kong)

Creole  (Haitian)         Jwaye Nowel (spoken in Haiti)

Creole (West Indian)  Jenwel (spoken in the West Indies)

Crosian                         Pace e Salute (spoken in Corsica)

Croatian                       Sretan Bozic (spoken in Croatia)

Czech                            Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a Stastny Novy Rok

Danish                          Glaedelig Jul (spoken in Denmark)

Dutch                           Vrolijk Kerstfeet en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar (spoken in Netherlands, also official language in Surinam in       South America)

Egyptian                      Colo Sana Wintom Tiebeen (was spoken in  Egypt however they now Arabic)

English                        Merry Christmas (the official or co-official language in 45 countries)

Eskimo                        Jutdlime Pivdluarit Ukiortame Pivdluaritlo

Estonian                      Roomsaid Joulupuhi (spoken in Northern Europe)

Ethiopian                     Melkin Yelidet Beaal (spoken in Ethiopian)

Finnish                          Hyvaa Joulua (spoken in Finland)

French                          Joyeux Noel (Spoken in France)

German                        Frohliche Weihnachten (spoken in Germany)

Greek                           Kala Christouyenna (spoken in Greece)

Hawaiian                     Mele Kalikimaka (spoken in Hawaii)

Hebrew                       Mo’adim Lsimkha Chena Tova (Spoken in Israel)

Hungarian                   Boldog Karacsonyt (spoken in Hungary)

Icelandic                     Gledileg Jol (spoken in Iceland)

Indonesian                  Selamat Hari Natal (spoken in Indonesia)

Iraqi                               Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah (spoken in Iraq)

Iroquois                       Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson Honungradon Nagwutut (Native American)

Italian                            Buone Feste Natalizie (spoken in Italy)

Japanese                      Shinnen Omedeto Kurisumasu Omedeto (spoken in Japan)

Korean                          Sung Tan Chuk Ha (spoken in Korea)

Latin                              Natale Hilare et Annum Faustum (Official language of the Vatican State)

Lithuanian                   Linksmu Kaledu (spoken in Lithuania)

Mandarin                      Sheng Dan Kuai Le (spoken in China)

Macedonian                  Sreken Bozhik (spoken by people of the former Yugoslav and is the second language of Albania)

Navajo                             Merry Keshmish (Native American)

Norwegian                      Gledelig Jul (spoken in Norway)

Papiamento                      Bon Pasco (a Creole language spoken in Venezuela)

Papua New Guinea         Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na nupela yia i go  yu

Philippines                        Maligayang Pasko

Polish                                  Boze Narodzenie or Wesolych Swiat Bozgp Narodzenia

Portuguese                         Feliz Natal (spoken in 7 countries Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cap Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique Sao Tome)

Russian                               Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom (spoken in Russia)

Samoan                             La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou (spoken in Western and American Samoa)

Serbian                               Hirstos se rodi (spoken in Bosnia, Herzegovia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia)

Sicilian                               Bon Natali e Prosperu Annu Novu (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year) (spoken in Sicily)

Spanish                              Feliz Navidad (spoken in Spain and South American Countries)

Swahili                               Herila Krismasi

Swedish                               God Jul (spoken in Sweeden)

Thai                                     Sawadee Pee Mai  or Souksan wan Christmas (spoken in Thailand)

Turkish                               Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun (spoken in Turkey)

Ukrainian                         Z Rizdvom Khrystovym or S Rozhdestvom Kristovym (spoken in the Ukraine)

Vietnamese                       Chuc Mung Giang Sinh (spoken in Vietnam)

Welsh                                 Nadolig Llawen (spoken in Wales)

Yoruba                                W ku odun, e ku iye’dun (spoken in Nigeria)

Zulu                                     Ukhisimusi Omuhle (an African language spoken widely in Nigeria and other African countries)