Today is Christmas Eve and for most kids this is the longest day and night of the year – because tomorrow is CHRISTMAS!!! Growing up we always left cookies and milk for Santa and that tradition has continued with Stella. Every once in awhile we would leave a carrot or two for the reindeer. Now if we all think about it – we know this is a crazy night for Santa – getting gifts to children all over the world, but what about the reindeer. The endurance and athleticism of the reindeer is beyond imagination – and they definitely need a little more than a few carrots here and there to keep going – so this year we decided to leave some reindeer food.
This was all left up to Stella. I wrote the recipe out for her and she headed to the kitchen to mix and create the magical reindeer food! If you want to make some and give away as gifts to your friends all the better and here is a label to attach to the bag or jar of magical reindeer food.
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.
Click here for the PDF of the labels: Magic Reindeer
Magical Reindeer Food
2 cups oats
2 cups birdseed
1 Tbl cinnamon
4 Tbl sugar crystals (Stella used purple since that is her favorite color)
Vitamin L (love)
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
2. While you are mixing think loving thoughts and wish the reindeer safe travels.
3. Pour your magical reindeer food into a small glass jar or some baggies.
4. Attach your poem tag.
On Christmas Eve sprinkle in the yard outside of your house to guide the reindeer. As you sprinkle it on the yard think loving and positive thoughts for the reindeer, Santa and others in the world! Have fun! Leave some cookies and milk for Santa, go to bed, dream wonderful dreams and before you know it it will be Christmas Morning!!!!