I love celebrating Christmas with my family and all the old traditions that we keep during the holiday season. These traditions, beliefs, and customs have been passed down from generation to generation. My family has a holiday reading tradition that we practice. We read holiday books every year at Christmas Eve. I also love creating new traditions and learning about others as well. New traditions can be just as fun as old ones. For our old tradition of our book reading as a family we received a new book this year called Reindeer Dust. This book also has a fun, new tradition within its pages that we have not heard of until now.
Reindeer Dust written by Kate Dwyer and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is a super adorable interactive book about another wonderful Christmas tradition that you can do with your kids this year. At first I thought that this book was all about how the reindeer were sprinkled with magic dust to help them fly (you know, like fairy dust), but as I read the story I came to understand. In this sweet story Santa is so busy he forgets to feed the reindeer on Christmas Eve. When Santa goes out in his sleigh with the reindeer in the lead, they are met with some heavy fog and are very hungry and tired. A clever little boy notices the weather and devises a plan with a recipe of the reindeers' favorite food ingredients (oats for energy, bran for strength, and brown sugar to make it sparkle) to help point Santa and his reindeer in the right direction so that even in the fog he can find the houses.
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The rhyming tale and cute illustrations make this book a wonderful story to read for the Christmas season to promote literacy, but that isn't all that this book has to offer. Along with the lyrical story and illustrations it has the actual recipe for the dust which makes 15-20 servings and a short poem that can be read on Christmas Eve. as the children are sprinkling their reindeer dust. This sprinkling of Reindeer Dust on the ground outside your home so that Santa's reindeer can find you is a special holiday tradition that encourages family togetherness and helps bring the excitement of Christmas and believing in the magic of the holiday back to the children.
So go ahead, sprinkle a bit of magic into the holidays with this fun new family tradition!
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