I know Christmas is a long time off but I came across this idea and didn't want to lose it. Reindeer candy canes: brown pipe cleaners wrapped about two candy canes. Glued with google eyes and red craft pompoms. I could even give these to co-workers!
I love doing learning maps with my preschoolers during our inquiry discussions. it keeps their interest and they revisit the map often after it is posted in our science centre. We often add to the maps as our learning process over time.....Tdeb:)