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 this idea for the first morning of the return of 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!
Our Elf on the Shelf arrived with a note from Santa and an empty box for each child. They were instructed to fill their box with toys to donate to other children, so Santa would have room to leave new toys. Great Idea!!