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Christmas Activities | Olive the Other Reindeer Christmas Book Companion

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This Olive, the Other Reindeer literature guide provides opportunities for your students in grades K-2 to think critically and creatively through a variety of lessons. This product includes both a print and digital version (Google™ Slides) of this book study. Be sure to check out the preview to see everything included in this unit!


  • A pre-reading wondering about the book activity
  • Making predictions activity using the cover of the book
  • Comprehension questions
  • Story Map
  • Activity to examine important events in the story
  • Compare and Contrast activity where students compare Olive to the reindeer
  • Examining cause and effect
  • Several activities to summarize the story
  • Story sequencing cards – great for a center
  • Comparing the book to the movie activity
  • Noun, verb, and adjective sorting activity using vocabulary from the story – great for a center
  • Syllable sorting activity using vocabulary from the story – great for a center
  • Vocabulary picture card with matching word match-up game
  • Vocabulary ABC’s activity
  • Challenge vocabulary cards with matching definitions
  • A book review
  • 5 creative writing activities
  • Olive diamante poem activity
  • An Olive I Am Poem/craftivity

PLEASE NOTE: The digital versions of the files are store on Google™ Drive and formatted as Google™ Slides. You will need a Google™ Classroom or Google™ Drive account to access these files. There is a PDF file included in the download with links to the three files. You will click on each link. A page will appear that allows you to make a copy of the file to your Google™ account.


Copyright © Keep ‘em Thinking!, Susan Morrow. This product is intended for classroom and personal use ONLY and may be used only by the original downloader Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. You may not distribute or display this product digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).


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