Reindeer Songs

Reindeer Pokey

(Hokey Pokey tune)
You put your antlers in
You put your antlers out
You put your antlers in
And you shake them all about.
You do the reindeer Pokey and you
Turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.
You Put your hooves in….
You put your fluffy tain in….
you put your red nose in….
You put your reindeer body in…..
I might either put a red sticker or piece of red tape for their nose.
You may use your hands as antlers, or pre-make reindeer hats using brown cardboard for sturdiness with an elastic band attached for fit.

Sung to 5 green and speckled frogs

5 brown and tan reindeer

lived in the cold North pole
Eating grain and hay all day
One jumped and flew away
To pull Santa’s sleigh
Then there were 4 brown and tan
Clip Clop

The Reindeer Pokey

You put your antlers in, you put your antlers out.
You put your antlers in and you shake them all about.
you do the reindeer pokey and you turn yourself about. That’s what its all about!
Other verses – you put your hooves in …red nose …fluffy tail …reindeer body in..

Santa’s Reindeer

(action rhyme)
1,2,3,4,5 little reindeer
(point to one finger at a time)
Stood by the north pole gate.
“Hurry Santa,” called the reindeers,
(put hands around mouth to call)
Or we will all be late
(point to watch)
1,2,3,4,5 little reindeer
(point to fingers as you count)
Santa said, “please wait!”
(put hands to ear, listening)
Wait for 3 more little reindeers
(show 3 more on your hand)
Then we will have 8!
(show eight fingers)

Santa’s little reindeer
Standing in a row
When Santa comes
They bow like so
Then they fly to the left
Then they fly to the right
And Santa’s little reindeer
Sleep all night


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