The perfect surprise for the kids - Reindeer Food.

Reindeer Mix

So you’ve thought of you cookies for Santa, but have you left poor Donner and Blitzen out in the cold?

Don’t worry, with only days left until Rudolph’s big arrival, this is something that you can whip up in seconds.

Make a special “Reindeer Food Mix” with one cup of oats, one cup of barley, and two spoonfuls of gold glitter…just use what you have on hand. No need to purchase anything extra for this new tradition that will literally take minutes to make with the children.

It’s a secret recipe that comes straight from the North Pole, and is just what the reindeer need to fuel them for their evening of delivering gifts. On Christmas Eve, instruct your children to leave the mix on the driveway, front lawn, or any other spot where the reindeer might want to rest and enjoy a snack.

After the kids have gone to bed, clear most of the mix away, leaving just a few oats as evidence that the reindeer have made their visit, as well as some footprints for those of you that have gotten hit by the snow (Use a split dowel rod to make tiny reindeer hoof prints in the snow…how sneaky is that. πŸ™‚

If the kids need something to keep them busy during the next few days, have them mix up a few extra baggies and attach this sweet note. Deliver them to neighbor friends, and everyone can join in the fun!

Gasp…you don’t have gold glitter? Purple will do just fine.