Perhaps you’ve heard the idiom, Out of the Mouths of Babes. Whether parent, grandparent, teacher, aunt, or uncle, you know that children say some of the most wonderful things! Christmas is a particularly magical time of year. In the December issue of the TowneLaker Magazine, we collected the words and quotes about Christmas from local students. One of the questions answered by kindergarten and first graders was, “What do reindeer eat?” Here are their answers:
“Corn, so they can pop in the air.”-Ava Ward, Kindergarten, Boston
“Dead animals.” -Trystyn Patrick, first grade, Carmel
“They eat this food that is almost like people food except people can’t eat it because it is only for reindeer. People don’t know what it’s called.” -Angelina Sarock, first grade, Carmel
“Vegetables of course.” -Noah Culver, Kindergarten, Boston
“Reindeer eat carrots.” -Cameron Greene, Kindergarten, Bascomb
“They eat fairy dust.” -Lia Foster, first grade, Carmel
“Snow.” -Nicholas Wright, Kindergarten, Oak Grove
“Reindeer eat seed.” -Zully Reyes, first grade, Carmel
“Meat.” -Elizabeth Martinez, Kindergarten, Oak Grove
“Reindeer eat reindeer moss.” -Kayli LeJohn, Kindergarten, Bascomb
“She eats cookies maybe.” -Addison Shirley, Kindergarten, Oak Grove
“Chicken.” -Zaleek Robinson, Kindergarten, Boston
Read more of these great quotes and answers to additional wonders of Christmas questions on pages 16 and 17 of the digital version of the TowneLaker Magazine.
In an effort to add a little holiday magic at home, consider making your very own version of reindeer food to sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve. Here is the recipe as shared from kidscooking.about.com:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2-6 Tbsp red colored sugar
- 2-6 Tbsp green colored sugar
Mix the ingredients together and seal in a zippered plastic sandwich bag. Staple on the following poem from kidscooking.about.com for an explanation of the magic to come:
Sprinkle this reindeer food outside tonight.
The moonlight will make it sparkle bright.
As the reindeer fly and roam.
This will guide them to your home.
We hope your Christmas is full of wonder and cheer! Make sure you share your favorite traditions with us on TowneLaker’s Facebook page!