One of our favorite Christmas traditions: Leaving Magic Reindeer Food in the yard for Santa's reindeer to eat on Christmas Eve!
It's a fun & simple thing to do with your little ones right before they head off to bed and excitedly await Santa's arrival.
Want to know what makes Magic Reindeer Food so cool? The shimmery glitter catches the moonlight which helps light the way for Santa and his sleigh and after all that hard work the reindeer will have something to snack on too!
Making Magic Reindeer Food is super easy. You may even have all the items you need in your home already!
Magic Reindeer Food Recipe:
What you will need:
1 cup plain oatmeal (dry)
2 tbsp red glitter (preferably the edible kind) or red cupcake sprinkles
2 tbsp green glitter (preferably the edible kind) or green cupcake sprinkles
Snack-size ziplock bags or small paper bags
Mix the dry oatmeal and glitter together in a small bowl until combined well.
Carefully spoon Magic Reindeer Food into small ziplock or paper bags and seal shut.
Print out our FREE Magic Reindeer Food label & poem, cut the label and attach to the bags using tape or staples.
Before bedtime on Christmas Eve, have your children sprinkle the Magic Reindeer Food outside and read the poem together out loud.
After you're finished, head inside for a cup of hot chocolate while you snuggle up and read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas -- then off to dreamland as you await Santa's arrival!
Getting ready for Santa's arrival!
Important to Remember:
It's important to note that if you choose to use glitter, use the edible glitter (which can be found in the cake decorating aisle of your local grocery store) because craft glitter can be harmful to wildlife.
You are welcome to print this FREE printable Magic Reindeer Food label and poem!