Well, in our house we have 2 magic elves that visit us and stay for December, going home to the North Pole with Santa on the 24th December when the presents are delivered.
We have a girl and a boy elf and they get up to all sorts of mischief while we’re all asleep.
We decided not to have the ‘Elf on a Shelf’ style elf, we opted for the ever so cute Peppermint Elves by Gund.
This will be the 4th year that my youngest 2 children have had the elves visit and the ideas are running dry!
We’ve ‘tweaked’ previous years antics to make them a little different but I’m not entirely sure how we’re going to thing of 24 new ideas to surprise us all.
We’ve planned the usual, with tweaks…
Magic fairy/elf door appears on the wall on the 1st and a trail of Hershey’s Kisses (or similar) will lead the children to the elves with their letters and sticker charts (for the Naughty or Nice List)
Elves leave instructions to plant red and white tic-tac’s in sugar to ‘grow’ candy canes (never gets old!)
Elves bake cupcakes and make a total mess of the kitchen including ‘flour angels’ on the work tops!
Elves make a gingerbread house!
Elves bring some Xmas crafts with instructions.
Elves decorate Xmas tree with pants and knickers.
Elves draw red noses on everyone while their asleep! (And on the photos with whiteboard markers)
Elves toilet roll the children’s bedrooms.
Elves have a cotton wool ‘snowball fight’ with all the other toys.
Elves ‘dress up’ in doll’s clothes.
Elves make a chocolate and sweet picnic breakfast!
Elves make a zip wire from the curtain pole to the sofa/obstacle course of furniture!
Elves make a table tent.
Elves bring Xmas cards to write to classmates.
And we’re still planning…