Our first year of having an Elf on the Shelf. The girls were so excited when they came home from school to find an elf sitting on the table awaiting their arrival with a book to share. They quickly dropped their backpacks and coats and brought the book for us to read as a family.
After reading The Elf on the Shelf The Christmas Tradition, we sought through names and finally agreed to name the elf Angel. Angel is indeed a girl scout elf and the girls love her so. Afterwards, register your elf to receive their certificate and a letter from the big guy himself (Santa that is.) I definitely recommend this book. It’s a great read and your kids will love discovering information about their very own Elf, just as much as mines.
Before I continue, I would like to address the fact that my youngest daughter touched the elf. She had no idea that she wasn’t supposed to touch the elf before making that discovery as we read the book.
Why you ask?
The elf scout may lose their magic and we don’t want that.
Scout Elf Angel stayed put for just a day.
The real fun began.
My girls can be bad and I mean baaaaaaad, but let’s not get into that. Elf Scout Angel returned from the Santa’s Workshop the next day in her new spot with a note from Santa simply warning the kiddos that if they keep their bad behavior up Christmas may not come this year.
To be honest it worked, the girls made sure to clean up and not argue, at least for that time period. I’ve learned that as long as they receive notes from Santa they’ll be good.
Besides notes from Santa, Scout Elf Angel has brought the girls painting supplies. Yay fun! Each day, she finds a new spot to when she returns from her trip from the North Pole. Here, there, above, below.
One day the girls couldn’t find her and thought they upset her. Mommy to the rescue! I search for her myself and once I found her, I gave hints of where to look and voila Angel was found.
To be honest there was a day I didn’t see Angel and the girls pointed her out to me (not that I was trying to find her or anything.)
There’s always fun little notes, ideas, or adventures to discover with your elf. So take that journey with your very own Elf. I’m sure there will be many more adventures with ours. So where’s your Elf on the Shelf?
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