Eight Little Reindeer

I went down the black hole of internet searches looking for the author of this rhyme and can’t find any attribution. However, I have also seen it titled “Call Rudolph”. Parents get a good chuckle at the last line. It has been quite a few years since I have made this flannel board and I think I used clip art for the pattern to make the reindeer.

Eight little reindeer pulling Santa’s sled
One fell down and bumped his head.
The elves called Santa and Santa said,
“Can seven little reindeer pull my sled?”

Seven little reindeer . . .
Six little reindeer . . .
Five little reindeer . . .
Four little reindeer . . .
Three little reindeer . . .
Two little reindeer . . .

One little reindeer pulling Santa’s sled
He fell down and bumped his head.
The elves called Santa and Santa said,
“Call Rudolph!”

Rudolph! Rudolph!

This is a popular flannel board that fits with a Christmas theme. I think I initially came across it as Sunflower Storytime. Following the train I got the pattern for Rudolph at Loons and Quines and the rhyme from Crafty Chic Mommy. As I go through the rhyme I hold up the each nose color and have the kids tell me what color it is. That child can then put the nose on Rudolph.

Rudolph! Rudolph! What will you do?
You can’t guide Santa if your nose is BLUE!

Rudolph! Rudolph! you’re such a silly fellow
Who will know it’s you if your nose is YELLOW

Rudolph! Rudolph! your way cannot be seen,
Through the wintry weather if your nose is GREEN

Rudolph! Rudolph! Santa gave a wink
But what will he say if your nose is PINK?

Rudolph! Rudolph! it’s time to fly at night
But you can’t get through the snow if your nose is WHITE

Rudolph! Rudolph! it’s time to go to town
But you can’t help Santa if your nose is BROWN

Rudolph! Rudolph! Santa has his sack
But you’re not ready if your nose is BLACK

Rudolph! Rudolph! the children are in bed
And now we can get on our way because your nose is RED.