Tuesday, 27 November 2012

reindeer food

I got this idea from a friend ( thanks Pam : ) ) who sent me this link: http://www.examiner.com/article/easy-magical-reindeer-food-recipe-and-poem-for-printable-tags

On her suggestion we also added some wild bird seed into our mix. The candy cane bags are from Spotlight.  I printed off the poem and glued them to the back of some of last years Christmas cards. Ribbon from my stash was used to tie the poems to the bags.

I plan to make up 17 of these to give to my students as Christmas gifts : )

Magic Reindeer Food Recipe Mix 1/2 cup of uncooked oats (not instant oatmeal), a generous amount of multi-colored glitter (or sugar cookie sprinkes) in a plastic sandwich bag. Tie with a ribbon and add a tag with the poem or verse below).
Print out the Christmas poem or short verse below and attach it to the bag. Sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve to start a magical evening with your children.

Reindeer Food Verse:
“On Christmas Eve, sprinkle this wonderful Reindeer Food on your lawn. The shiny glitter will sparkle in the moonlight and the smell of oats will guide Rudolph to your home.” (full poem below)

Magical Reindeer Food Poem
Inside this special package is a treat
but not for you!
It contains magical reindeer food
and here is what you do.
Sprinkle this magical reindeer food
carefully on the ground.
And tonight if you are lucky
Santa's reindeer will come around.
But here's a secret I have to tell,
one you must try to keep.
That Santa's reindeer only come
when you are fast asleep.
So quickly put your jammies on
and get a story read,
Then sprinkle this magic treat outside
and hurry off to bed!

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