Finding it’s place in Christmas Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started back in 1939 as a small leaflet distributed by a department store and penned by Robert L. May from those beginnings this little red-nosed reindeer has had many books, movies and even a very popular song created around him. As one of the classic books featured on our Storybook Advent these recipes, crafts and activities are perfect for children to enjoy.

Inspired by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer these activities, crafts and recipes are ideal for kids of all ages to do, make and enjoy.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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With so many different versions of the classic story, it’s hard to tell which of them is best. I love this classic version which has fun illustrations and stays true to the original storyline. However, if your children are fans of Toyland then this newer version features these characters and is a lovely read but has variations from the original tale.

Find more Christmas Book Inspiration with our favourite Christmas Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Rudolph Crafts for Kids

These crafts for kids to make are perfect for creating after you have read the story together.

Paper Plate Rudolph - a fun Christmas Craft for Kids inspired by the story, song and movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Get out the paper plates, paint and glue so that you can create a Paper Plate Rudolph isn’t the nose so cute. Ohhhh, and an interesting Reindeer fact if Sant’s Reindeer’s had antlers in winter it’s highly likely that they were all females as male reindeer lose their antlers.

Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

Raid the laundry room and create these REALLY EASY Rudolph clothespin characters – we used them with our set of present clip count cards too you can sign up for our Present Clip Cards on the post and start helping your toddlers and preschoolers recognise numbers and count out.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - pine cone ornaments for the tree

This Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pine Cone Craft is perfect for making and decorating the Christmas tree with.

Make and play your own Christmas Reindeer Game with this DIY Tic Tac Toe Game for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer vs the Reindeers.

Part craft, part play this DIY Rudolph vs Reindeer Tic Tac Toe game is so much fun and ideal to play together with your children once you have created it of course.

Activities based on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Christmas themed gross motor activities to keep kids active during the Christmas Season based on the story and song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Keep active this Christmas with these suggestions for Gross Motor Rudolph Activities based on the popular story.

Rudolph and Reindeer Toddler Activity Pack to print, play, create and learn with. Free resource for Christmas letter "r" learning and fun.

Support you toddler and young preschool with our Rudolph and Reindeer Toddler Activity Pack – we have lots of different suggestions for how you can use this with your children.

Reindeer Snacks and Recipes for Kids

Get your kids into the kitchen and making these recipes and snacks with the kids.

No-cook snacks inspired by the song and story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ideal to make with and for kids this Christmas.

These easy reindeer crackers are no cook and would be the perfect snack to share together with the kids after reading Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

One of the first ever recipes we shared here on Rainy Day Mum – these easy Reindeer Cupcakes are great to make with toddlers and are a perfect activity to keep them entertained.

Looking for more Recipes to Cook with your toddlers – check out our selection of recipes that you and your toddler can REALLY cook together.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Resources for Kids

Either as you retell the story or as you read the book you could use these Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Finger Puppets with your child.

Feeling a little creative then why not make your own finger puppets with this sewing pattern to create your own felt Reindeer, Santa and Elf.


Based on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Movie and the newer version of the storybook these play figures would be ideal for some Story Retelling with the kids.


I love this light up Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer cuddly toy. It’s so soft and as it comes with music would be ideal for play or using as a decoration around the house.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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