Thursday, December 13, 2012

Making Reindeer Food Meet the Standards!

Today we made reindeer food. 
This week we have been enjoying learning about Reindeer/Caribou, so I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate making reindeer food for my students to take home today.

(ingredients for reindeer food: oats, love, magic dust)

I showed my class the reindeer food recipe and we read the ingredients to be sure we could make it in class. 
When we got to love they said they had plenty, but didn't know how to get it in the I pretended to search frantically in my supply box and pulled out red sugar sprinkles.  I said, I think I just found some LOVE in a bottle!!!!  They all cheered!
Then we read that we needed magic dust.  We all decided that we were just students and teachers and that there wasn't any magic in the room.  They told me to check my supply box just in case and what do you know I found green magic dust! 
I set out the materials at each table and we read and followed the recipe instructions that I had both on the tables and projected ont he smart board. 

Add one large scoop of oats
Add a sprinkle of love and a dash of magic dust

Drop the reindeer food label into the bag and seal it up.

Now I had let them know that good readers and writers remember details and can retell them in order of how they happened.  So that is just what we did!
If you would like to grab the recipe, labels, and writing paper just click
Happy Friday!


  1. So cute! Love it on the Smartboard. Thanks so much!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  2. How FUN!!! I LOVE this so much!!

  3. Looks like so much fun.......can't wait to try it :)

  4. We're planning on doing this next week! I'm definitely grabbing your freebie! Thanks for sharing :)


  5. I have been doing Reindeer Food for years and LOVE it! Looks like your class had a blast! Using the Smartboard for your writing lesson was a FANTASTIC idea! Last year, I was so frantic the last week of school, I forgot the magic sprinkles to mix with the oats...So we improvised and used glitter instead. :)
    Thanks for sharing your freebie!!!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  6. SO doing this next week with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love this SO much! Thanks for the idea and for sharing your forms!

  8. Cute cute cute!!! Thank you for sharing! :)

  9. Love this lots and lots, Reagan!! Especially your supple box!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  10. Cute idea! The kids look like they were concentrating hard on that reindeer food!
    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  11. Thanks for sharing the great ideas and printables- we'll be using them next week:-)

  12. Thank you, Reagan! A perfect "How to" writing activity! We're doing this next week :)

    primary practice

  13. I had always made this for my kids. It never dawned on me to have them do it! So much MORE fun! THANKS!!

  14. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to do this next year!

  15. Thank you so much for sharing-- this is so fun and sweet :)