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I feel as if most of my children’s focus during the Christmas season is preparing for the man in red to come down the chimney. We have deep conversations about the kind of cookies (or possibly cupcakes) that he would like this year, whether to leave hot cocoa or milk (it depends on how cold it is) and where he might go on vacation after the holidays.
So, I shifted their thoughts this week to the reindeer. I mean, after all, they are doing a good chunk of the work – pulling heavy sleighs full of toys, making the long journey from the North Pole no matter the weather and getting Santa safely air borne. It’s important that we leave them a little some thing too. We usually get a carrot or two, but this year we are going to sprinkle some magical reindeer feed outside.
This reindeer feed is guaranteed to help them have the energy to fly back to the North Pole and it’s a nice little snack to munch on while Santa is delivering all of those toys. To make our reindeer feed more official, I designed these free printable reindeer feed tags. Just in case there’s any question about it’s authenticity. You can package your reindeer feed in a clear bag or place your clear bag inside a muslin bag to give it as a gift. You could also print your tags on full page labels and stick on envelopes of reindeer feed to hand out at a Christmas celebration.
To make your own reindeer feed, you will need to mix together:
1/3 cup of plain oats
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 tablespoon of red sugar
1/2 tablespoon of green sugar
Sprinkling of white glitter (optional)
Hand out your reindeer feed as a special Christmas Eve activity for your kids or use as a holiday party favor. I guarantee guests would enjoy going home and sprinkling their reindeer food outside before bed.
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