Today is a lovely rainy day. I love these days. We have a fire going, roast in the oven and Maggie and I are sipping peppermint tea with a candy cane. It’s been a good day!
We got up this morning and thought it would be fun to make some Reindeer Food. Maggie wanted to make some for her friends down the street, Heather and Shawn. So we put their bags together and while they were gone we snuck up and put it on their doorstep. Maggie is excited for them to find it.
The idea of Reindeer Food is to sprinkle it on your front lawn on Christmas Eve before going to bed. It helps the reindeer find their to your house so Santa can leave packages!
If you would like to make your own Reindeer Food it’s SUPER easy! This is how you do it:
1/2 c oatmeal
1/4 c red or green sugar crystals
handful of birdseed (we used chicken feed)
If you need to make colored sugar crystals, just put your sugar in a bowl and a drop or two of red or green food coloring. Mix together.
I put mine in a plastic sandwich bag. You could put it in anything you like. Whatever is easy for little hands.
I found the cute little labels on The Idea Room.
The poem on the back says:
“Sprinkle on the lawn at night
the moon will make it sparkle bright
as santa’s reindeer fly and roam
this will guide them to your home”
I stapled the picture and poem to the top of my baggie and our project was done. I was going to get “fancy” with a red ribbon and a bell, but couldn’t find my ribbon. hhhmmmppphhhh
**Since this will be sprinkles outside your home, please remember to keep it bird/wildlife friendly. As much fun as it would be to put glitter in it, it would hurt our little outdoor friends.
Now go make some Magical Reindeer Food!