It is a Christmas eve tradition in our home. Learn how to make reindeer food and let the kids have some fun. See the details here
How to Make Reindeer Food!
Our family always leaves Santa with Cookies and beer (yep, my husband’s idea to help Santa relax delivering all those presents), but what about those cute Reindeer. This year we are planning to help energize and nourish the reindeer as they deliver presents.
Here’s how you make “Reindeer Food”
- Dry Oats
- Glitter (or Cake Sprinkles, Not as messy)
How much of each depends on how big a batch of reindeer food you want. Put some of each out in three measuring cups and let kids dump them in a big bowl and stir them up with a wooden spoon. I would add the glitter in yourself; I could only imagine how much of a glitter feast you will have in your kitchen or use cake sprinkles or anything that adds BLING to the dry mix.
Why those 3 ingredients were chosen:
Oats – Well, that is what real reindeer like to eat (or so I am told).
Sugar – To make it sweet. Reindeer’s do have a sweet tooth. Don’t they?
Glitter – To make it sparkle in the night. This way the reindeer can find it while Santa is delivering goods. I explain to my kids why we use each ingredient. This is a tradition we have started a few years ago and LOVE!!
I would suggest that you help the kids scatter it very broadly. This way you don’t end up with piles of mush in your yard and the kids will be saddened to see the reindeer didn’t eat their food.
Happy Reindeer Feeding!