You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen.
You know where I'm going with this don't you?
It's a reindeer coloring page! Children's book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, designed this sweet reindeer pattern of ten prancing reindeer on a background of trees and turned it into a coloring page for your kids. The reindeer remind me of patterns on knit sweaters or even an old school video game!
Fun ways to Use the Reindeer Coloring Page
Melanie's coloring pages are never just ordinary coloring sheets. No, no, no. They transform into crafts or play activities, or can be used with story times!
Holiday or Christmas Card
It couldn't be easier to turn the reindeer coloring page into a card. Print the sheet out on card stock and color. Fold in half. Voilá. Don't forget to add a festive message inside and put in the mail for grandma.
Because the reindeer coloring page features eight reindeer, plus one for Rudolph and one extra (every sleigh team needs an understudy as backup, am I right?), this herd of reindeer is just waiting to be made into stick puppets for pretend play.
Once the child has finished turning their black and white reindeer into colorful creatures, carefully cut them out. With a dab of glue or strip of tape, affix each reindeer to the end of a wooden craft stick or straw.
Your child will absolutely want to prance those reindeer through the streets of our printable holiday village. Or, these printable gingerbread finger puppets can climb on the back of the reindeer and accompany the big guy on his night time journey.
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More Fun Holiday and Winter Coloring Pages:
With years of monthly coloring pages, you bet you can find many more adorable illustrations on the blog to print out and color. Here are a few to get you started.
About the Illustrator
Melanie Hope Greenberg hopes one day to command a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer. Until then, she will continue to bring joy to children the old fashioned way: with books and art.
Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. She was an Artist-In-Residence at the Eric Carle Museum and her books have been featured as a NY Times Great Children's Read. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is.
One of Melanie's favorite parts of being an author/illustrator is talking about her craft with students at libraries and in classrooms. You can learn more about author visits (virtual or in-person) at her website.
Melanie's iconic book, Mermaids on Parade was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists. It was named one of the Top Reprints of 2019 by Fuse#8.
MERMAIDS ON PARADE
written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Ingram 2019 Paperback ISBN 978-0578552125
Paperback 34 pages x 8.5 x 11 inches Perfect Bound $13.99
1st Edition Putnam/Penguin 2008
Print-On-Demand - can be purchased by schools, libraries, stores.
Institutional Book Ordering from Ingram
Or, buy it from Amazon
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