Magical Reindeer Food
Make these as a fun activity with your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews. This magical food is perfect for kids to give to their friends or to use themselves on Christmas Eve.


  • Raw uncooked oats
  • Sugar cookie sprinkles
  • Plastic sandwich or snack baggies
  • Ribbon in festive holiday colors
  • Paper for the printable tags


  1. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of oats into each plastic bag.
  2. Add a tablespoon or two of sprinkles.
  3. Iridescent sprinkles or red and green sprinkles are good choices; but use what you have on hand. (You can even use the fine sanding sugar used for sand tarts. Just beware: If you mix red and green sugar, the resulting color will be a less festive shade of brown.)
  4. Close the baggie with a piece of ribbon, and shake to mix.
  5. If using a zipper top bag, punch a small hole in the corner and thread a piece of ribbon through the hole.
  6. Make a tag by writing or printing the poem (printed below) onto a piece of paper or card stock. Add the tag to the bag for a fun gift for children to give their friends to use on Christmas Eve—or save and use themselves!
  7. After you put out the milk and cookies for Santa, head outside to sprinkle this magic reindeer food on the snow or your lawn.

Poem to write or print on card

  • Sprinkle this reindeer food outside tonight
  • The moonlight will make it sparkle bright
  • As the reindeer fly and roam
  • This will guide them to your home

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