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Magic Reindeer Food

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!

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.

reindeer food ingredients in a bowl

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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 grand kids) 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 are Santa’s big helpers. They love putting out some carrots on the lawn, along with this reindeer food recipe. They always stay up late waiting to see if they can hear the reindeer land on the roof. They’re always so excited to find that the reindeer have eaten some of their carrots and food in the morning!

bag of reindeer food with a poem label on top

How to make reindeer food

It can easily be made in less than 5 minutes with ingredients you probably already have at home. So easy!

  1. Mix. Combine oats and sprinkles in a small bowl.
  2. Add any extras. Add glitter if desired.
  3. Assemble. Place in zip top bags until Christmas Eve night.

reindeer food printable

Reindeer food poem

Here’s a little poem that is on the free printable 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.”

bags of reindeer food with poem

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″ 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!

bag of reindeer food with red bow and poem tag

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bag of reindeer food with a poem label on top

Reindeer Food Recipe

5 from 8 votes
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!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 Tablespoons sprinkles
  • Ziptop bags

Optional: red, green or silver glitter

    Instructions

    • Place the oats and sprinkles in a small bowl and stir together until combined.
    • Place in ziptop bags until Christmas Eve night. 

    Course: Gift
    Author: Jamielyn Nye

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