Deer Antler Headbands

Deer Antler Headbands

Materials

  • brown construction paper for antlers and headbands
  • scissors
  • tape or glue sticks
  • stapler

Background Information

In white-tailed deer, it is only the boys that have the antlers. But in reindeer/caribou both the boys and girls have antlers. The antlers are shed in the winter and other animals, especially mice, will chew on them for food.

Activity

Older children can trace around the pattern and cut out their antlers. (Have them precut for the younger children.)

To make the antler headband, size brown strips to the child’s head. Then help the child staple, glue, or tape on the antlers.

Practice walking like the deer. As it walks, a deer puts one foot in front of the other. It leaves tracks in a straight line. You can place track cards on the floor and have the children follow those or you can play “Follow the Deer Leader” and walk heel to toe.

(F.Y.I. The deer herd follows the oldest female, she is the leader.)

Activity provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005
www.fontenelleforest.org

Age:
_ 0-1
_ 1-2
_ 2-3
✓ 3-4
✓ 4-5
✓ 5-6

Category: Crafts

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 13.1, 13.3, 14.3


Related Kindernature Resources:
Deer Ears Make a Deer Snack My Deer