I am always on the hunt for new ways to bring our favorite picture books to life. This Easy Christmas Snack for Kids is perfect to munch on while you read about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. With a variety of assembly options, even kids will allergies and food sensitivities can enjoy.

No-cook snacks inspired by the song and story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ideal to make with and for kids this Christmas.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas classic! Rudolph is born with an unusually red nose that lights up. The other reindeer make fun of him and call him names. However, one stormy Christmas Eve, it’s Rudolph’s shiny nose that saves Christmas!

You can find picture book versions of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that follow the traditional Christmas carol. There are also versions that follow the television classic featuring Hermy, Yukon Cornelius, and the Island of Misfit Toys. It might even be fun to read one of each to compare and contrast with your kids.

Whichever version you choose, your kids will love assembling their very own reindeer treats to munch on while you read. They’re so easy to make, and most kids will be able to make them all by themselves.

Join in along with Storybook Advent and discover the featured books and additional activities, crafts and recipes for bringing a daily dose of book inspired Christmas Magic to your days.

Ingredients for Making No-cook Reindeer Christmas Snacks

  • crackers – Ritz crackers, graham crackers, or your child’s favorite
  • spread – chocolate icing, cream cheese, peanut butter, or nut butter (for an allergy friendly version)
  • eyes – mini chocolate chips, raisins, mini M&Ms
  • nose – Red Hot candies, red M&Ms, red gumdrops
  • antlers – mini pretzel twists

How to Make your Reindeer Snacks with Kids this Christmas

No-cook snacks inspired by the song and story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ideal to make with and for kids this Christmas.

Have your child choose their cracker base. If you use graham crackers, I suggest breaking them into squares (not skinny rectangles).

Children will spread their icing or nut butter on the cracker. It may be easier for small hands to use the backside (rounded side) of a spoon to spread. Just be sure they spread gently so as not to crush their crackers or break the graham cracker square in two.

No-cook snacks inspired by the song and story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ideal to make with and for kids this Christmas.

Now, the children will assemble their reindeer faces. Allow them to choose two items (candies, raisins, etc.) for the eyes, one item (red candy) for the nose, and two pretzel twists for the antlers.

Finally, they can sit back and munch on their reindeer Christmas snacks while you read a version (or two) of the story.

Your crafty kids might also enjoy creating a Rudolph ornament, or Rudolph and Clarice ornaments, to hang on the Christmas tree, as well.

No-cook snacks inspired by the song and story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ideal to make with and for kids this Christmas.

Essentials for your Christmas Cooking with Kids

Christmas is a great time to cook with your kids, some of my fondest memories were formed in the kitchen around this time of year. We’ve collated our favourite Cooking with Kids at Christmas Essentials and are sharing them with you below.

Christmas Cookies are essential and using our Kid Friendly Gingerbread Recipe plus these Christmas Cookie Cutters you’ll have the perfect set of Cookies to share with friends and family and of course to leave out on Christmas Eve for Santa to have as a snack when he delivers your presents.

Make Christmas Cooking a little extra special with a Kids Santa Apron that your kids can use to bake, cook and create memories whilst wearing in the kitchen. Or how about getting you and your child a matching set of Santa Aprons.

We love to create our own Gingerbread Houses and this kit has everything that you need to start out including the house parts pre-made for you. Or if you like the fun of baking the gingerbread yourself then this Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter Set has 10 pieces that you cut out and bake and then construct your own Gingerbread house with.

My kids will tell you that no Christmas baking is complete without the use of sprinkles! So we always stock up on a Christmas Sprinkle Selection every year to decorate everything from cookies to cakes and even use in the simple cupcake mixture to add a little festive cheer.


I am so glad that my parents did this for me growing up – favourite recipes that we cooked together, that I loved making and that I enjoyed eating that my parents made they wrote out the recipes onto a set of recipe cards added them to a recipe box and then gifted it to me when I let home. It’s a tradition that I have continued and one day I will gift the recipe boxes to my kids as well.

More Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Inspired Activities

Paper Plate Rudolph Craft for Kids

Make and play your own Christmas Reindeer Game with this DIY Tic Tac Toe Game for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer vs the Reindeers.

DIY Rudolph vs Reindeer Tic Tac Toe Game

Tara is a former elementary school teacher turned homeschool mom. You can find her blogging at homeschoolpreschool.net where she loves sharing preschool printables and resources.

As a longtime homeschool mom, she is passionate about equipping and encouraging moms in their efforts to educate their littlest learners at home.

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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