Here is a fun Holiday version of the classic kids’ STEM activity. Create a reindeer marble run for your toddler and preschooler!
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How to Set Up Reindeer Marble Run
Grab your supplies. Cut out a head and ears from the brown foam sheet. Glue the ears to the back of the reindeer head. Glue the eyes to the face of the reindeer. Cut out a big red nose and glue that to the face of the reindeer.
Tape your reindeer face to the wall and grab your cardboard tubes.
Tape the cardboard tubes behind the reindeer face to look like reindeer antlers. See the photo below for an idea of how to set it up.
To get the marbles to fall down make sure to angle them properly. I cut two paper towel rolls in half to help make the antlers look more realistic. You can also just use a toilet paper roll if you have it.
I attached the shorter cardboard tube with tape and cut a hole in the larger cardboard tube to allow the marble to fall through.
This is such a fun and engaging activity for all ages. All of my littles loved this right away. The added element of the reindeer was great for developing my toddler’s Christmas vocabulary!
Skill Development Opportunities
This activity is great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.
My kids were 5 years old and 21 months at the time of this activity. This activity is ideal for 18 month old toddlers and up.
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- Brown and Red Foam Sheets
- Giant Googly Eyes
- Cardboard Tubes
- Masking Tape
- Marbles or Pom Poms