Our family probably has the usual holiday traditions. We visit our local mall Santa, drive around on Christmas Eve to look at the decorated houses, and leave Santa a plate of cookies for when he arrives. I’ve been doing this since I was a child and we’ve continued on the traditions with my own kids. But wouldn’t Santa get hungry on the rest of his journey, too? And even Santa can’t live on cookies alone. He needs a better snack.
For this reason, we’re making Santa a snack where he can easily find it with our Santa’s Snack Ornaments!
And what are our Santa’s Snack Ornaments filled with? Goldfish crackers! We always have a bag of Goldfish Cheddar on hand, as well as Goldfish Cheddar Colors. Not only are Goldfish a family favorite snack in and of itself, but their red and green color in bags of Goldfish Cheddar Colors make a perfectly festive Goldfish Moment to leave for the jolly big guy himself.
With colors sourced from plants, such as annatto extracted from the reddish seeds of the Achiote Tree, it’s a snack you can feel good about serving your kid. Or Santa. And they’re always baked with real cheese, and no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Simply separate the red and green Goldfish Cheddar Colors from the bag and add to fillable ornaments. Then, cut a rectangular tag and mark them Santa’s Snacks so they’re easy for Santa to find. Punch a hole in the tag, tie through a piece of twine, and add slide the tag on, too.
Of course, you can’t let the other colors of Goldfish go to waste. Santa has his snack, and there are plenty more to share, too! Pssst… don’t forget to take the Santa’s Snack Ornaments off the tree on Christmas Eve. I know the kids will be looking to make sure he took his snack with him. Maybe leaving a trail of cracker crumbs behind.
- fillable ornaments
- Goldfish Cheddar Colors red and green
- white cardstock
- red and green colored pencils
- hole punch
First, fill both sides of a clear, plastic fillable ornament with red and green Goldfish Cheddar Colors and attach together. Secure with a piece of tape on bottom if needed. Go ahead and snack on the other colors.
Cut a small rectangle tag from the white cardstock and trim the corners. Punch a small hole on top.
Decorate with colored pencils and write Santa’s Snacks. You could even write a thank you or draw a picture on the back of the tag for Santa.
Cut a piece of twine. Slide the tag onto the twine and tie onto the ornament to hang from the tree.
Make a few Santa’s Snack Ornaments to hang on the tree for Santa to find and take with him to snack throughout his long night delivering gifts.
Snacks for Santa and snacks for you, too! Now that’s how you spend the holiday season. Be sure to visit the #GoldfishMoments Pinterest page for more inspiration. And check out more of our Christmas crafts and recipe ideas at Our Kid Things!