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 for many children and adults alike. In the December issue of the Around Woodstock 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:
“These little corn bits. They are like seeds.” -Logan Robinson, first grade, Woodstock
“Little bites of a vine.” -Caleb Donaldson, Kindergarten, Johnston
“Magic food.” -John Allen Graham, Kindergarten, Mountain Road
“They eat deer, bushes and trees.” -William Candler, first grade, Woodstock
“They drink water and sometime they like to eat fruit.” -Marlow Chastie, Kindergarten, Mountain Road
“Magic reindeer food.” -Dylan Hdasek, Kindergarten, Johnston
“Spaghetti and meatballs.” -Donovan Guerrero, Kindergarten, Woodstock
“Carrots. I know because I watched Frozen and Sven eats carrots.” -Sara O’Brien, Kindergarten, Mountain Road
“Pancakes.” -Nico Diaz, first grade, Woodstock
“Mac and cheese.” -Grace Lobrano, Kindergarten, Woodstock
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 Around Woodstock 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 Around Woodstock’s Facebook page!