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101 Days of Christmas: Reindeer Food

The following post is from Kacey of Well-Rounded Home:

Reindeer Food Recipe & Printable Gift Tag
source: Well-Rounded Home

Everyone knows to leave milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve , but what about those hard-working reindeer? You know the ones…

Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen,
And the most famous one of all? Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer

Those guys have to eat, too. And feeding them is super easy with this reindeer food recipe. No actual cooking is involved, so it’s a perfect project for the kids. Combined with a printable gift tag, it also makes a great party favor.


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup green sugar sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup white sugar sprinkles

Many stores carry a wide variety of sugar crystals, so feel free to experiment with a combination of other colors, or make your own.


Dump all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands. The sugar crystals will tend to settle at the bottom. Just mix again before use.

The printable gift tag PDF below prints six 3″ x 3.5″ tags per page.

On Christmas Eve, have the kids sprinkle the food around the lawn before going to bed. The “reindeer” will do the rest. Depending on how hungry they are, you’ll wake to find the food nearly gone or kicked around the lawn.

Click here to download or print the Reindeer Food Printable Gift Tag.

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Kacey loves her kids to pieces and the many ways they’re refining her into a better person. She’s on a mission to inspire and encourage moms to take it to the next level. This die-hard Texas girl rarely meets a dessert she can refuse. You can find her at her blog, Next Level Mama, or tweeting away at @nextlevelmama.