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.
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!