Free Reindeer Food Printable & Magic Recipe

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Let’s add a bit of magic to Christmas Eve night. Download our free reindeer food printable and create some special magical food.

Add a sprinkle of magic to your Christmas activities for kids with a reindeer food printable. Let little ones create their own special mix of oats and glitter to leave out on Christmas Eve, ensuring a magical visit from Santa’s reindeer.

What is magic about this reindeer food recipe? It sparkles! So the reindeer will be able to see it as they fly over your home.

I add the magic reindeer food into the Christmas Eve box and we sprinkle it on the lawn before bed.

You could of course make this together the night before Christmas, or any time in December.

free reindeer food printable

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How to make magical reindeer food?

Making reindeer food is super easy, and you probably have everything you need already.

Please remember that you will be sprinkling this on your lawn, so lots of wildlife will find the food and eat it.

Therefore make sure not to use glitter from your art supplies, or it will harm the animals.


  • Oats
  • Sprinkles
  • Edible glitter

Mix everything together in a bowl, it’s as easy as that! Nothing complicated here!

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Reindeer food poem

This wonderful printable poem will certainly add a little magic to Christmas Eve:

Sprinkle on your lawn tonight night,
The moon will make it sparkle bright,
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
This will guide them to your home.”

reindeer food poem

You could do this together when the kids have completed their If I were a reindeer worksheet.

Reindeer Food Christmas Bag Topper

Sprinkling reindeer food is one of my favorite Christmas traditions, and adding a printable bag topper just makes it more special.

Supplies needed:

Download the Christmas bag topper below, there are 2 per page.


Cut the 2 bag toppers out, and then fold each one in half.

reindeer food printable

Add the reindeer food to the sandwich bags, and seal them properly!

You can probably make this a week or two before Christmas Eve, I make ours the night before Christmas Eve so I can add it to the Christmas Eve box.

Write who the reindeer food is from, I always say it is from our elf, Twinkletoes.

Grab the stapler and add 2 staples on either side of the bag.

Hey, presto! Your reindeer food is done!

You are also going to love our snowman soup free printable bag toppers.

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Other Christmas activities you will enjoy:

Books about reindeer for kids

Enjoy one of our favorite reindeer books when you have finished making your magical reindeer food:

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free printable reindeer food poem

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 25 November 2023 by Clare Brown

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