So for those of you who want to add a little "magic" and "believing" to Christmas Eve here's a little something that I started doing with my kids when Layton was in kindergarten. I got this idea from my mother, who got it from a friend, etc... So what is it you are asking? It's Reindeer Food!!
Here's the instructions to make Reindeer Food:
Plastic sandwich bag
1/4 cup of oatmeal ( quick oats don't buy the good stuff here's a time to use generic brands)
1/2 Tablespoon of glitter ( color of choice-- I do a different color every year or whatever I have on hand)
Dump oats and glitter into the bag, seal, shake and voila...Reindeer food !
Here a little poem that I type up and put a tag on the bag too!
Make a wish and close your eyes tight.
Then sprinkle on your lawn at night.
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam,
This food will guide them to your home.
Instructions for use:
1. Wait until Christmas Eve!
2. Open bag and sprinkle on lawn!
3. Hop into bed!
4. Shh...Listen for Santa and reindeer!
5. Close your eyes tight and watch sugar plums dance!
This is so much fun to watch the kids outside in their pj's dumping their baggies across the lawn. And if you live in a highly deer populated area like I do, your oatmeal will be gone in the morning, deer prints will be left in the snow ( if you have it), and the kids go crazy!!
Here's a pic of my baggy that I made...I'm giving these out for Jaedon's pre-school class tomorrow at his class party. This is something you could do for the kids in your family if you get together on Christmas Eve and have dinner and it's getting to be that time to head home, but the kids don't want too....you hand them this and watch how fast they will be in the car!
Sorry, about the bad pic, I'm using the old camera, but you get the idea!