Christmas is next week and it’s almost time to dust off your plate, put a batch of cookies in the oven, and make sure there is enough milk in the fridge for the big guy. You know, the one in red. Santa Claus!
But it seems like there are a few others that seem to get forgotten about when we leave all of the treats out on Christmas Eve. There happen to be eight other important members of the team that often get overlooked. Know who I’m talking about…? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Oh, and Rudolph! We can’t forget about him!
So today, I’m sharing a super simple last minute recipe and DIY for Reindeer food that you can make with the kids to prepare for Santa’s arrival!
It’s a super simple project that kids of any age will love to help with to prepare for Christmas Eve and a fun new tradition that you can introduce each year too!
For the ingredients, you can use any type of variation on the ones that I used, but I picked some basic ones that you probably already have in your pantry. Feel free to experiment with different options, or use what you have available to you!
- Rolled Oats
- Raisins or Crainsins
- Red or Green Candy or Sprinkles
Part of the fun is making a mess with it as well. When “Santa” drinks his milk and eats his cookies, the reindeer like to snack on their reindeer food too. But they tend to make a bit of a mess when they do it! (There are 9 of them after all!)
Sprinkle some reindeer food on the floor and around the area where your cookies and milk are set up, and make sure to seem upset that the reindeers are so messy when you wake up in the morning. Kids get a really big kick out of the fact that reindeers tend to make messes in the house! 😉
Photography by Haley Nord Photography