Christmas - Elf
Ideas for the Elf-on-the-Shelf. I did this for five years with my children and I hate to see the tradition end.
Snacks for the elves: cheerios dipped in chocolate then sprinkles or rolled in confectioners sugar or rolled in cinnamon sugar.
Elf progress report.
Have your Elf leave the kids a note asking them to plant his magic seeds (Tic Tacs) into a bowl of sugar for a sweet surprise. When they wake up the next morning the seeds will have grown into cookies.
How to introduce & use Elf on the Shelf with focus on love, grace, acceptance from A Small Snippet. Has kids teach about grace when elf is naughty. Idea that Santa is NOT just an old man who you have to please in order to earn his presents but Santa operates out of grace, because we all mess up & need to know we're still loved. Gives example letter from Santa to include with Elf.
Love the way she explains Jesus and Santa and incorporates The Elf on The Shelf.
She painted the kids' noses red while they were sleeping and set up the elf like this (above).
101 more ideas for your Elf (from Elf On the Shelf).
Crepe paper the door for Christmas morning so the kids have to bust out when they wake up. Elves did this to make sure they stayed in their rooms.