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Reindeer Food

Ah’ tis the season to make every waking moment magical for your children.  Making the Christmas season magical for kids is important and this Reindeer Food will do the trick.

Reindeer Food in jar

Welcome to Day 94 of the 100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration! Each day we will be inspiring you with recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, homemade gift ideas and much more! 

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“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

I remember, as a young girl, driving around town on Christmas Eve and looking at all the Christmas lights. There was one house that always had a Santa and reindeer on the roof, and my Dad always commented that Santa had started his deliveries already and that we better get home, and get to bed so that he could come to our home too.

Isn’t creating memories what it’s all about during the Christmas season?

Reindeer Food ingredients

Recipe for Reindeer Food

Full printable recipe and instructions below

The ingredients are simple and inexpensive to make this Magical Reindeer Food. All you need are oats and bird seed, then some colored sugar or sprinkles for a little sparkle.


  • Rolled Oats – not the quick cooking kind, although if you have those on hand, they are fine to use
  • Bird Seed
  • Sprinkles – any kind you like is fine. I like adding a little sparkle to the reindeer food

Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Spoon 

how to make reindeer food

How to Make Reindeer Food

  • Add all the ingredients to a medium size bowl

Reindeer Food in white bowl

  • Next simply give the Reindeer Food a good stir

Reindeer Food for jar

After the Reindeer Food is ready, you can add it to a jar with a lid and have it ready for Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Gift Basket

We used them in our Christmas Eve Gift Basket, did you see it?

Reindeer Food in bags

Another fun idea for the Reindeer Food is to add it to cellophane bags and tie with a ribbon or twine. Then give it to classmates before Christmas break, or friends in the neighborhood. 

Reindeer Food

Follow along with the 100 Days of Homemade Holiday Inspiration for more simple recipes, easy crafts, homemade gift ideas, decorating tips and much more!

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Reindeer Food in jar

Reindeer Food

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Create a little magic with this Reindeer Food! Only 4 ingredients is all you need! Watch the sparkle in the kids eyes as they feed Santa's reindeer!


  • 2 cups oats (not instant packs)
  • 2 cups bird seed
  • 4 tablespoons sprinkles
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling sprinkles


  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Place in large container or small bags
  3. Add gift tags if you like




  1. Susan T Calise says:

    I would like the note to attact to the raindear food . Please,
    Thank you Susan Calise

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