Many of us have been “adopted” by an elf at Christmas. Whether your Elf’s name is Fred, Mr. Giggles or Fly Guy (yes, our Elf is named Fly Guy), it’s always a challenge to find new and exciting hiding places for 25+ days.
Now some of you are going HUH? And want to know what exactly is this Elf we speak of? Basically, The Elf on the Shelf is a magical Elf who is sent by Santa to watch the children in your home. The elf becomes Santa’s “reporter” by watching your children through the day, and traveling to The North Pole every night to tell Santa who has been bad and who has been good. Because he leaves your house when the children are asleep, he hides sits in a different place each morning, through Christmas. You can read more about Elf on the Shelf here.
Our Elf has never been “naughty”, so it was great to read all the ideas for our good Elf, too!
Just a few of my favorite:
- Marshmallow fight – marshmallows everywhere
- Listen to child’s ipod
- Sit in shoe, holding shoe laces as if going on a sleigh ride
- Take picture of child sleeping
- Type /write an amazing letter of all the wonderful qualities your Elf has witnessed of your child!!!!!!!!
- Fold clothes, empty dishwasher, vacuum
- Play dress up – wearing mini homemade reindeer ears, etc.
- Write a message in the snow (better for little ones who won’t notice the obvious footprints)
And even if you can’t get the real Elf On The Shelf bundle, you can always pick one an elf at the dollar store and make up your own story! (or ask a friend to borrow his/her book for the day!)