Reindeer Food

(Hawaii posts are on hold while I wait for some pics from my step-dad.)


You’ve probably all seen this around, but I thought I’d share my printable with you today.    The first time we were given reindeer food was a couple years ago from Sabra.  We’ve received reindeer food a couple times since then and my kids love to sprinkle it in the snow Christmas Eve.


Some people make the recipe as 1/2 c. oatmeal, 1/2 c. sugar, and glitter.

Honestly, I don’t really see the point of using sugar because it’s expensive and we couldn’t even see it in the oatmeal.  I even tried coloring the sugar with food coloring and it still didn’t look good.  So glitter it was, though some argue the point that it’s not safe for animals to ingest.  I think the only thing that might ingest it around here would be mice and well, we don’t mind if they die!  Some add red or green sugar crystals which would be great, but more expensive as well.

So our recipe?  Oatmeal and fine glitter.  (Don’t hate me for using glitter).  The boys helped me package them up for their class gifts tomorrow.  DSC_0051-2

HERE is where you can download the tags.  The poem says (just found online from a few sources):

Sprinkle on the lawn at night

Rudolph’s nose will make it sparkle bright

As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam

This will guide them to your home.

I should have taken a picture of the back of the bags—the poem folds over the top and you just staple it on. reindeer food

clipart for reindeer and sleigh found here

We put two spoonful’s into a 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 cello bags, found in the jewelry department at Walmart.  The bag says fashion accessories on it and they are self-sealing bags.  They come in a pack of 80.  So that’s what the tags would fit.

And P.S.  Have you tried gingerbread marshmallows?  Oh so good in hot chocolate!



  1. says

    Excellent! I’m responsible for bringing goodie bags for my son’s preschool class. I’ll be putting some Reindeer Food in there!