Do you take part in the antics of Elf on the Shelf? I have been trying to avoid it because I know myself, I’ll forget to move the little bugger, but last year our daughter mentioned that a few of her friends had one and why didn’t she? Now, I don’t typically follow what all the other kids are doing and try to teach my kids the same, but this seems too cute and I know my kids will enjoy it. Today I went out and got our Elf and he’ll arrive with adoption papers tomorrow for the kids.
Since I know I’ll forget to move the little elf I knew that the two things to keep me on track is 1. putting our elf into cute and fun situations that my kids will enjoy. Because let’s be real, my kids fuel and excitement is what the holidays are all about and 2. a Calendar. If I map out what I am going to do each night and have a few days to prepare it will help me to stay on track. I usually go to bed shortly after my kids so everything will be stuff I can put together while they’re at school and be ready to go after bed and super easy. I am not about the complicated and overboard elf antics. Fun, simple, and easy works for us!
December 1st. Elf Arrival with Adoption papers and letter from Santa, Elf on the Shelf Book, and a Sweet treat. I picked up some candy from the $1 spot in Target, winning.
December 2nd. Elf on the Shelf Snow Angel. I haven’t decided if we’ll do sprinkles or flour, but a snow angel is happening.
December 3rd. Each year our kids get one new “fun ornament” So Elf will bring the kids their new ornaments.
December 4th. Elf on the Shelf Hot Air Balloon.
December 5th. Bring a Melted Snow Man
December 6th. Elf on the Shelf Bananas.
December 7th. Riding a Dinosaur.
December 8th. Mustaches on Family picture.
December 9th. Coloring.
December 10th. Hanging from something. I think I’ll have him hang from something on our mantle.
December 11th. Tree Hammock.
December 12th. Halfway to Christmas present. Something small like a new hot wheels or blind bag.
December 13th. Playing a new board game.
December 14th. Marshmallow Bubble Bath.
December 15th. Zip Line
December 16th. Brings Donuts and Elf Donuts.
December 17th. Kissing Booth
December 18th. Down the stairs in a TP roll
December 19th. Elf in fridge drinking chocolate syrup
December 20th. Brings a craft kit
December 21st. Elf tying up the grinch
December 22nd. Cookie Decorating. Elf will deliver all the supplies for Christmas cookies and a new Santa Cookies Plate.
December 23rd. Santa Letters. Elf will deliver items for kids to write their Santa Letters.
December 24th. Christmas Eve Boxes. Elf on the Shelf will deliver a goodbye letter and Christmas Boxes.