Reindeer Feed

All the kids leaves cookies and milk for Santa Claus. He needs his nourishment as he spends the night delivering presents to all the good little girls and boys. But what about his reindeer? They work hard pulling the sleigh and they have to fly all over the world. That uses a lot of energy. Some children leave carrots and celery for the reindeer but they are given to them as Santa leaves the house. It is difficult to eat and fly at the same time. I believe we might have a better idea. While Santa is busy inside the reindeer can munch outside.

What we have is a recipe for Magic Reindeer Food. It is easy to make, easy for the reindeer to eat, and it gives them that boost of energy they need to travel around the world.


In a small zipper food storage bag or empty shaker container, mix:
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red or green sugar crystals (as used for cake decorating)

Package Magic Reindeer food in small food storage bags or holiday gift bags.

Now that you have made the magic reindeer food, the rest is easy. Before the children go to bed and have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, let them run outside and sprinkle the magic reindeer food around the yard. Away from the house might be good. Santa's reindeer like a little space.

After gifts have been opened in the morning, everyone can take a look to see if the food was eaten.

Some recipes for Magic Reindeer Food use glitter instead of colored sugar but glitter can cause problems for any animals that eat it.

I wish you all a joyous holiday season.

Emma Springfield.


  1. I never heard of doing this.Happy Holidays Emma

  2. Happy Holidays to you, too. It is a fun easy project for the kids or you can make it ahead of time to put in a Christmas Eve package. And the reideer love it. Thank you for your comment.

  3. What a great idea for the kids! Merry Christmas Emma!

  4. Emma, I will have to make this with my Granddaughter Christmas Eve. Who knows...
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Thank you both. Ginnymo, I love anything that grabs a child's imagination. I believe it is the way to open their minds to knowledge. Jean, I hope you let us know how your granddaughter likes it. Many of us have been watching her grow through your site.


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