Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Welcome to my first TIPS FOR TOTS TUESDAY. I was going through my Christmas craft box from preschool last night and decided I would share a wonderful colour recognition felt story that is very easy to make as well as a fun and easy tree decoration. I hope you enjoy. And remember to stay tuned every Tuesday for more TIPS FOR TOTS.


Make learning colours fun for little ones with this Rudolph felt poem. Rudolph and his noses were made from felt that I bought from the dollar store. I used a hot glue gun to glue on his antlers and gOogly eyes. While reading the poem below have your child(ren) pick the coloured nose and place it on Rudolph. Rudolph can't deliver presents until he is wearing his famous RED nose.

Here is the poem

Rudolph, Rudolph, what will you do?
You can't guide Santa's sleigh if your nose is BLUE

Rudolph, Rudolph, you're such a silly fellow
Who will know it's you if your nose is YELLOW

Rudolph, Rudolph, your way cannot be seen,
Through the wintry weather if your nose is GREEN

Rudolph, Rudolph, Santa gave a wink
But what will he say if your nose is PINK?

Rudolph, Rudolph, it's time to fly at night
But you can't get through the snow if your nose is WHITE

Rudolph, Rudolph, it's time to go to town
But you can't help Santa if your nose is BROWN

Rudolph, Rudolph, Santa has his sack
But you're not ready if your nose is BLACK

Rudolph, Rudolph, the children are in bed
And now we can get on our way because your nose is RED.

RuDOLpH ThE rEd NoSeD ReINdEer CrAfT

Here is a very easy kid friendly project using only three popsicle sticks, two goOgle eyes, and a red pom pom nose. A ribbon can be added for a tree decoration or a magnet for the fridge.

My Book Choices this week are:

SANTA'S STUCK written by Rhonda Gowler Greene. A funny tale about what happens when Santa eats too many treats! You will be surprised who comes to the rescue in the end.

DEAR SANTA CLAUS written by Alan Durant. Children will love the removable written letters from Santa in this book.

From the Publisher A determined little girls puts Santa through his paces—and exchanges several removable messages—in this sweet Christmas story full of holiday surprises. Readers will be as excited as Holly to reach inside real envelopes and find her missives from Santa. Along with the removable letters, they’ll discover an advent calendar, a Santa Claus ornament, a Foldout Reindeer Guide (with answers to common questions, plus favorite reindeer jokes), and one last, special treasure that Holly finally dares to wish for.
After reading this story encourage your child to sit down and write a letter to Santa on their own or with the help of someone who can print for them. Here in Canada if you write Santa a letter and he will write you back.


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Click HERE for more info in Canada.
I'm not sure what the address is for US residents. If you know could you please share?


  1. What great ideas. I love them. We will totally be making Rudolphs this afternoon!

    Just blog surfing and thought I'd stop by for a visit. Very cute. I'm looking forward to coming back soon.

    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

  2. This is so cute! My little girls will love this. I'm so happy you found my blog because yours looks like so much fun. I am now following you and can't wait to look around some more.
    (Crystals craft spot)

  3. That felt Rudolph is so cute! I may have to make one of my own! :)

    You can visit me at either of my blogs...
    Or our NEW craft blog *I'm telling you it's very new!*
    www.theappleattic.blogspot.com (we would love some love over there! :)


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