Put 1/4 cup of oats in each baggie. Add 1/4 tsp. of both red and green sugar crystals. Seal baggie and shake to mix.
This cute poem can be printed on a colorful piece of paper and attach to each baggie:
Sprinkle on the lawn at night.
The moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam,
This will guide them to your home!
Have your kids sprinkle the "Reindeer Food" on the lawn on Christmas eve to feed Santa's reindeer.
By Laurel from Port Orchard, WA
Otherwise, take a small, clear bag, and put several small marshmallows in the bag, then tie up the bag, and ad a tag, labeling it "reindeer poop."
By Carol L. from South Bend, IN
Editor's Note: Most glitter is toxic to birds and other animals. Make sure you get safe edible glitter if you are spreading it on your lawn.
By Leslie from Brandon, MS
I've also heard that colored sugar or edible "glitter sugar" can be substituted for craft glitter and would be safer for our non-human neighbors. Just a thought. (12/01/2008)
A cute idea for preschool aged children is to mix up a batch of "reindeer food". My children helped me mix oatmeal and glitter, and we put it into little bags to pass out to their friends at preschool. I attached a little card, telling the children to sprinkle it on their porch on Christmas Eve for Santa's reindeer to snack on. You might want to add that it is only for reindeer to eat, not children!