Finger Plays, Rhymes and Songs about Santa’s Reindeer


Here are some finger plays about Santa’s reindeer for young children.  You’ll find below two versions of "Five Little Reindeer" with YouTube videos showing how to do the finger plays.  Then you can watch the "Ten Little Reindeers" song sung to the tune of "Ten Little Indians".  Finally, there’s a rhyme called "Santa’s Reindeers."


Mama Lisa

Five Little Reindeer

Five little reindeer
Playing in the Snow.
The first one said,
"Let’s go and go and go!"
The second one said,
"I see snowflakes in the air."
The third one said,
"But Santa won’t care."
The fourth one said,
"Isn’t Christmas-time fun!"
The fifth one said,
"Let’s run and run and run!"

And oooh went the wind
And out (clap) went the light!
And Santa and his reindeer
Flew out of sight!

Here’s another version of Five Little Reindeer

Five Little Reindeer

Five little reindeer
Prancing in the Snow.
Waiting for Santa
To say, "Let’s go!"

The first little reindeer said,
"Let’s be on our way!"
The second little reindeer said,
"It will soon be Christmas Day!"
The third little reindeer said,
"The sleigh is full of toys!"
The fourth little reindeer said,
"They’ll bring happiness and joy!"
The fifth little reindeer said,
"We’ll travel far tonight!"
And the sleigh and the reindeer
Were soon out of sight!

Here’s the 10 Little Reindeer song sung to the tune of Ten Little Indians

Ten Little Reindeer

One little, two little, three little reindeer,
Four little, five little, six little reindeer,
Seven little, eight little, nine little reindeer,
Pulling Santa’s sleigh!


Here’s one more….

Santa’s  Reindeers

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 little reindeer
(Put up one finger at a time on one hand while counting.)
Stand beside the sleigh.
"Hurry, Santa," said the five,
"So we will not be late!"

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 little reindeer,
(Put up one finger at a time on one hand while counting.)
Santa said,  "Please wait!
Wait for three more little reindeer,
And then that will make eight."
(Put up three fingers on the other hand to make 8 fingers up.)

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