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The Reinchicken

amazing reindeer

Every year I make reindeer faces with my students.

I trace each student’s hands and one of their feet. They cut them out, glue them on another piece of paper, draw in eyes and a nose, and print their name and age at the bottom.

As the “tracer“, it’s very apparent who bites their nails, who’s ticklish, and who needs new socks.

When I trace feet, I usually count out 6 or 7  toes and then look very amazed.
If I help someone cut out a hand, I invariably cut out one of the fingers abnormally long and then look amazed.

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I look amazed a lot.

I also tell the story of the unfortunate “fictional” student who only has one hand and has to make a reinchicken every year.



note: running with scissors is bad, but jogging with them is okay.

double note: I wish rabbits had antlers, so I could do the same activity at Easter.

triple note: Rein on the Chicken, blood on the plow!