Attract Santa’s reindeer to your house more quickly with reindeer dust! This is an easy activity for kids and makes Christmas even more magical.

Attract Santa's reindeer to your house more quickly with reindeer dust!  This is an easy activity for kids and makes Christmas even more magical.

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I remember the first year my sisters and I received a bag of reindeer dust. Our mom read us the attached poem and we couldn’t wait for Christmas Eve. We were sure that Santa would come to our house more quickly than other years and eagerly sprinkled the dust all over our front yard.

Now that I have kids of my own, I love watching their excitement over the little things that make Christmas special. Reindeer dust is one of those things and now I’m sharing it with you! It is one of the easiest activities to do with kids and there’s no way to mess it up. (Although I can’t guarantee you won’t end up with some glitter in unexpected places. *wink*)

Supplies Needed for Reindeer Dust

How to Get Your {FREE} Reindeer Dust Poem Printable

To print off the reindeer dust poem, you simply need to enter your email below and it will be sent to you as an easy to print PDF file. There are two copies of the poem on each page.

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How to Make Reindeer Dust

First, set up the assembly station. The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to pour what you can into separate bowls and use plastic spoons for scooping and stirring.

Give each child their own bowl and spoon and explain that you are making magic reindeer dust to use on Christmas Eve to attract the reindeer (and Santa) to your house more quickly.

Let each child scoop some oatmeal/bird seed into their bowl to start with. Then let them go from there as far as what colors of glitter they want to use, how much, etc.

*NOTE* Depending on your child’s age, they may need a little more help/supervision. My 4 year old did great on her own but my 2 year old definitely needed help.

Once they have everything added, encourage them to stir it all together.

Then pour the reindeer dust into a resealable bag. Feel free to label it with their name so they can use their specific reindeer dust on Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Eve, read the reindeer dust poem. Then let them sprinkle their dust in the front yard!

You can also make more reindeer dust to share with family and friends! How cute would this be to drop of by itself or include with a plateful of goodies, like my white chocolate pretzel popcorn mix? Just print off a few extra copies of the poem to take with each bag of dust.

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Attract Santa's reindeer to your house more quickly with reindeer dust!  This is an easy activity for kids and makes Christmas even more magical.
Attract Santa's reindeer to your house more quickly with reindeer dust!  This is an easy activity for kids and makes Christmas even more magical.
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Hi! I’m Shani,

A stay-at-home mom of 4 and wife. I love sharing easy to follow craft tutorials, kid activities, family-friendly recipes, organization, travel and motherhood. I hope you’ll feel uplifted and empowered by each post, regardless of what kind it is. Join me as I raise my little munchkins and share the sunshine in this beautiful, crazy thing called life! Read more...

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