Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Kid Fun~ Reindeer Food! Don't Forget to Feed Them Too!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kid Fun~ Reindeer Food! Don't Forget to Feed Them Too!

When my daughter Mariah was in Kindergarten 6 years ago, her teacher sent the cutest note home with a bag of "Reindeer Food" to feed those little sleigh pullers also. Why should Santa be the only one who gets fed? Sure, he's got to go down the chimney and put presents under the tree, but those reindeer do a lot of work also pulling him all over the world in one night! They deserve a little treat too, don't you think?

No other teacher has ever sent anything like this home, not even with my younger daughter, so I am glad that Mariah brought it home when she did. Feeding the reindeer has become one of our fun traditions to do every year, and the kids have just as much fun doing it as they do leaving out milk and cookies for Santa.

What you need:

Dry Oatmeal
Glitter (preferably red, green, silver, and gold)
Ziptop baggie (or something similar to hold the food in)


Mix all ingredients together in ziptop baggie. Sprinkle on the ground outside.

It is said that the sparkles from the glitter will help the reindeer see your house better and they will be attracted to the smell of the oats!

This site has all kinds of cute Reindeer poems and bag toppers to go along with your reindeer food:

Visit the site for many different printables


  1. fun idea. new follower from the hop, would love a follow back.

  2. This is a very cute idea. I am going to have to pin this! My boys were just asking about feeding Santa's reindeer the other day!


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