Do You Need a Fun Christmas Activity for Your Classroom or Christmas Party? Lay out all the Ingredients and The Kids can Make Magic Reindeer Food!
Kids love the magic of Christmas and they will be so excited to sprinkle some magic reindeer food on their lawn on Christmas Eve. Putting together a baggie of reindeer food is just as fun as sprinkling it on the lawn.
Use my Free Magic Reindeer Food Printable and set up a table with all of the ingredients. Your kids can work their way down the line measuring and adding to their baggie. When they’re finished they can include the special poem and tie it with a twist tie or ribbon.
While they complete this activity, children will learn about measuring, ingredients, and following instructions. It also has sensory stimulus with the feel of the oats and glitter as well as the smell of the cinnamon. It’s a wonderful activity for preschoolers and young children.
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Here’s What You Need
Here’s your Magic Reindeer Food supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Magic Reindeer Food Printable <— Get it Here!
- old fashion or quick oats
- edible glitter (safe for birds and squirrels)
- measuring spoons/cups
- baggies (I just cut the top off of ziplock snack bags)
- ribbon or twist ties
- copy paper or cardstock
Do you want more Christmas fun? My Christmas Activity Packet is perfect for a classroom Christmas Party! It includes 24 printable activities and 2 craft templates.
Step 1: Download and Print the Free Template
Download the Free Magic Reindeer Food Printable. Print as many copies of the poem page as you need. Tip: These poem labels work best when printed on cardstock.
You can stack multiple copies together and quickly cut out as many Reindeer food poems as you need. If you plan to punch holes in the corner make sure to do more than one at a time as well.
Next, print a copy of the ingredients cards. Tip: This works better when printed on cardstock. Cut out each card and fold it on the dotted line.
Step 2: Setup Your Table of Ingredients
To make this activity fun and easy, you can set up an assembly line on a long table. Set out your baggies, the ingredients (with measuring spoons and labels), then the poem, and finally the twist-tie or ribbon.
Kids will LOVE going down the assembly line and make their very own baggie of reindeer food.
For young children, it’s best to have an adult supervise to make sure ingredients aren’t being over used. Also, it’s good to have extra ingredients on-hand for when some run out.
Step 3: Assembly and Fun
Let the kids enjoy making their Magic Reindeer food! I found it’s best to start by pouring the oats in the baggie. Then add the cinnamon and sugar. And finally the glitter. The children always laugh and giggle as they add the glitter. Please consider using edible glitter because birds and squirrels may also find your reindeer food.
Then they can either attach the poem with a ribbon or just put the poem in the bag and close it with a twist tie. You may also want to take time before to read the fun poem aloud to the children:
Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
This will guide them to your home.
Make sure they know this is to spread in their yard on Christmas Eve. Even adults will love joining in the fun of making and spreading Magic Reindeer Food!
More Christmas Fun
If you liked this activity, check out some of my other Christmas Crafts:
- Angel Craft Template for a Group of Kids
- Christmas Truck with Template
- Scrabble Christmas Ornament for kids
- Santa Face Craft with Free Template
- Easy Scrap Paper Christmas Tree
- Paper Christmas Bulbs
- Christmas Tree Snow Globe
- Christmas Activity Packet for Kids