I would use a big bowl. Idea for the first morning our Elf! Mel the Elf, swimming in a sink of mini marshmallows, and a bowl of powdered donuts for breakfast with a little treat for the kids, and of course the Elf on a Shelf book to read!
Elf on the shelf gives the kids bible verses from time to time to remember the real meaning of Christmas. There are lists online for daily Christmas bible verses for kids. I combine a few and do mine every few days. by rhoda