It's Christmas Eve, and it's the time to leave cookies and milk out for Santa. But wait, don't forget the reindeer! Give something special to Santa's hardworking team of reindeer with this free reindeer food recipe and crafts. Whether you want to leave out magic reindeer food, a treat for Rudolph, or a little chocolate for the elves, there's a perfect poem to go with it. Personal Creations has them ready for you to print for the perfect holiday pairing!
These baggies of treats can be made with ingredients you likely already have in your household and take little preparation time. Combine oats, sugar, and your favorite sprinkles into a bowl, and pour into a cellophane bag. Then cut out your favorite holiday poem and attach to the bag. Feel free to have your child read the poem aloud before spreading on the lawn on Christmas Eve. For a healthy reindeer alternative, leave a bowl of carrots outside on Christmas Eve for the reindeer to crunch on.
Reindeer Food Recipe
Supplies and ingredients:
- 1/2 cup uncooked oats
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup red and green sugar crystals/sprinkles
- 5×7 clear cellophane bag
To make your reindeer food, simply combine the uncooked oats, sugar, and sprinkles in the cellophane bag.
You may also want the following:
- Carrots (healthy reindeer food)
- Cookies for Santa
The following name free images and poems were created and designed by Personal Creations. Use them to start a few fun family traditions.
Use the free reindeer food images to create these adorable bags! Give these bags of reindeer food to your kids to sprinkle in your yard to help Santa find your home or as a tasty treat for Santa’s team.
“Sprinkle on the lawn at night,
The moon will make it sparkle bright,
Santa’s Reindeer fly and roam,
This will help them find your home!”
“Here’s what you do,
It isn’t hard,
Just sprinkle this treat in your yard!
The oats are for energy,
The sparkles are for flight,
The reindeers will come quickly, full of delight!”
“You’re a little reindeer,
Ready to fly.
You pull Santa’s sleigh up in the sky.
Christmas is here,
You can’t be late.
All the children
Just cannot wait!”
“Rudolph with your nose so bright
Guides the sleigh on Christmas night.
Bright and merry, with all your cheer
Lets us know that Christmas is here.
Delivering gifts for everyone,
Lead Santa back when the night is done!”
Give this as a fun treat for family or friends.
“The elves are hard at work all year,
To bring us joy and Christmas cheer!
So here's a yummy thank you gift,
Sealed with a little chocolate kiss.”
Have your kids leave this with your cookies for Santa.
“With a click and a clack
And a great big pack,
Down through the chimney,
He will come on Christmas Eve!
If we are real nice and as still as mice,
If we never peep,
And are sound asleep,
He’ll fill our stockings, I do believe!
And when we arise
Next day our eyes
Will grow big to see
He knew what we all wished to receive.
Thank you Santa!”
These printable poems are perfect pairings to a delicious snack for Santa and his team. Sprinkle the reindeer food on your lawn on Christmas Eve, and leave a glittery trail for Rudolf and his friends. To download all the fun Christmas poems, click below.