This reindeer food is such a fun and easy Christmas activity to enjoy with family! Includes a FREE reindeer food poem for you to print and pass out as gifts!
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Christmas Reindeer Food
This is one of our favorite Christmas traditions to enjoy together as a family. The kids get so excited on Christmas morning when they find that the reindeer have eaten some of their food. Some other fun Christmas traditions of ours are elf on the shelf, decorating Christmas cookies, writing letters to Santa and making an advent calendar.
Christmas with little kids is the absolute BEST ever! I love this time of year and the magic that is all around. Making this magic reindeer food is a fun activity to do with the kids (or grandchildren) on the days leading up to Christmas Eve.
My kids love making Christmas sugar cookies decorated with sugar cookie icing for Santa on Christmas Eve night and never want to forget about the reindeer. They love putting out some carrots on the lawn, along with this magic reindeer food recipe.
They always stay up late waiting to see if they can hear the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh land on the roof. They’re always so excited to find that the reindeer have eaten some of their carrots and special treat in the morning!
Just 3 Ingredients
You can find everything you need in your pantry to help Rudolph find your home on Christmas eve. Don’t forgot to the printable tags.
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Oats: Reindeers love oats and it gives them an extra boost of energy they need on Christmas night.
- Sprinkles: This is so the reindeer can see it shimmering at night.
- Optional glitter: Who doesn’t love just a little extra sparkle?
How to Make Reindeer Food
A batch of reindeer food can easily be made in less than 5 minutes with ingredients you probably already have at home. So easy!
- Mix. Combine oats and sprinkles in a small bowl.
- Add any extras. Add glitter if desired.
- Assemble. Place in zip-top bags until Christmas Eve night.
Reindeer Food Poem
Here’s a little printable poem that is on the free tags below:
“Sprinkle on the lawn Christmas Eve night.
The moonlight will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam.
This will guide them to your home.”
FREE Reindeer Food Poem Printable
This is also fun to pass out as gifts to little friends. All you need to do is download the printable, print it out and then cut around the dotted lines. Then place in a 3×4″ cellophane bag. Fold the printable on the top of the bag and staple or tape it shut.
You can also place it in a bag and tie the printable on with a hole punch and ribbon. Super easy, inexpensive and cute gift idea!
We love making reindeer chow or Christmas chex mix for special believers to munch on while making these packets for Santa’s reindeer!
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Reindeer Food Recipe
- Zip-top bags
- ½ cup oats
- 2 Tablespoons sprinkles
Optional: Red, green, or silver glitter
- In a small bowl, stir the oats and sprinkles together until combined.
- Place in zip-top bags until Christmas Eve night.
Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to give it a star rating below!
I entered everything and it didn’t let me print the printable. Where else can I get it?
You can find it here :) https://www.iheartnaptime.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/reindeer-food-printable.pdf
Where can I find the download?
The download is in the post (you’ll enter your email address and then it open in a new tab).
Same. Unable to access the printable. I filled in my name etc, and I got a welcome email – though I was already subscribed. Would you mind sending me the printable by email too please.
Thanks for your great tips and recipes.
Hi Elaine – sorry you’re having trouble downloading the printable. Just emailed it to you :) Merry Christmas!
Can’t find the printable
Hi Kala – there is a download box under the “FREE Reindeer Food Poem Printable” section. If you enter your name and email address, the printable will be available for download. If you have any issues, feel free to email email@example.com and we will send to you via email. Thanks!
Hey! I entered my email and subscribed and there was nothing to download the printable. It just said “thanks for subscribing.” Am I missing it? Haha thanks!
Hmm, not sure why it wasn’t working! Just emailed it to you instead :)
I subscribed but did not receive an email with the printable? Is there a way to download it from this page?Thanks!
Hi Jana, there is a box on the page to download the printable in the “FREE Reindeer Food Poem Printable” section. If you enter your name + email, the PDF will immediately become available :)
Where is the link for the printable? I can’t find it anywhere on my phone or on my computer. I see the poem but not the link for the one on the page.
Hi Keri – woops! Looks like there was an error on our end. You should be able to download it from the page now :) Sorry about that!
Such a cute idea! This is probably my daughter’s last year to believe, and we moved to a house without a fireplace this year, so she’s worried about Santa finding us. Can’t wait to throw this out on the lawn tomorrow night with her before bed. Merry Christmas!
This is something kids of all ages can do. And the look on there faces as you sprinkle it on the lawn just takes my breath away! So much fun