Where Is Rudolph? is a fun and simple activity to do during the Christmas season. Community members can assist with making the stick Rudolphs and then take part in searching for them.


Make a simple stick Rudolph like the one in the photo.

  • Take a small branch and add a red pom-pom nose and craft eyes.
  • Move Rudolph around every morning for everyone to find, just like the popular Elf on the Shelf. The first person to find it gets a prize.
  • If you want, make several reindeer for people to find.
Group Size Time of Day Duration Acuity Level
Any Any As Needed Long-term Care
Facilitator Gender
Any Coed
Wellness Domains

Social, Physical


For assembling the stick Rudolph:



Good For

Dementia, Depression, Hearing Loss



Print out a photo of the stick Rudolph to show players before and during the search.


For assembling the stick Rudolph, use a room large enough to accommodate social distancing. For a one-on-one or self-directed program, bring materials into the person's room.

Ensure that players maintain social distancing when playing Where Is Rudolph?

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