It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house! The Christmas Elf is part of that festive fun. While my kids have outgrown the Elf movement my niece is the perfect age to believe in the magic of Christmas.
After reading blogs post for people who are raving fans of Elf On The Shelf and others who despise the thing, it made me realize I really enjoy a simple Christmas.
I have cut down the craziness of 25 days of Christmas to 12 for our family. I am just not good at dealing with all the stress that goes with 25 days of moving an Elf or really 25 days of doing anything in a row.
Yes, I can be lazy but I do love traditions. I just made our family traditions easier on me.
For our family, it is the 12 days of Christmas with a holiday activity each day. From going to get a Hallmark ornament, driving around to look at Christmas lights with a hot cocoa in hand, going to see the Nutcracker ballet, watching a Christmas themed movie, etc. What are you holiday traditions? Are you a 25 Days of Christmas Family? or a 12 Days of Christmas?
My Christmas Elf Kit is just a few fun printables to get the Elf On The Shelf started. Nothing drastic for us, super simple is all I can handle. If I did get the gumption to move the Elf around more or make the Elf do something crazy, well that was a bonus.
If you are like me and just want to do a few Elf On The Shelf ideas, here are a few fun ideas:
- Have a marshmallow fight
- Have a paper sack race with the elf and other stuffed animals
- Have the elf type a letter on a computer or iPad for the kids
- Have the elf write on a parent or pet (washable marker or paint please)
- Have the elf in the middle of a lego war
- Create a Elf hot cocoa party
- Create an elf scavenger hunt with our cute elf note cards
- Elf snow angle in kitchen
- Have the elf write on a photo frame with dry erase marker and leave a message or draw on the family faces
- Have the elf sitting on the counter with shrinks dink supplies and colored pencils to create miniature ornaments
Since the holidays are a time festivities and fun, add some Elf cheer to your routine with our Christmas Elf Kit. It comes with:
- Editable Letter & Envelope
- Editable Naughty & Nice Report Cards
- Elf Adoption Letter
- Blank Elf Note Cards
- 2 Elf Cam Postcards
- A Miniature I Love You Banner
The files are all INSTANT DOWNLOAD, and are editable to add your own special touch.