Elf on the Shelf

I've decide to add more magic and joy to the world and start the Elf on a Shelf holiday tradition. Check out what the elves, Scout and Sparkle, are up to each day until Christmas. Happy Holidays!

Breakfast Arrival

2016-11-26
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The elves, who the kids name Scout and Sparkle, arrive in a sled and bring breakfast with them.


To create this you'll need:

  • elf or elves
  • sled
  • holiday center piece - red and white bauble tree
  • holiday table runner
  • holiday placemats
  • holiday plates
  • milk bottles with red and white straws
  • cake plates
  • cinnamon rolls with festive sprinkles
  • holiday cookies
  • raspberries
  • mugs


Feel free to swap out the mini tree with balloons or other decorations. Get as fancy or simple as you feel up for.


We had orange juice and hot chocolate. We read the book over cinnamon rolls. The kids were thrilled!

Decorate Mini Tree

2016-11-27
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To create this you'll need:

  • mini tree
  • mini ornaments
  • mini tree topper

Sledding

2016-11-28
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To create this you'll need:

  • Hershey bar
  • candy canes
  • string or yarn
  • tape


Tape the candy canes to the bottom of the chocolate bar to create the sled. Wrap the string around the bottom of the sled to create the reigns. Tape the string to the bottom and tie to the elf's hand.

Tic Tac Toe

2016-11-29
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To create this you'll need:

  • 10 mini marshmallows
  • pen (preferably edible ink if your kids might eat them)
  • paper
  • pen to create the tic tac toe board


Draw Xs and Os on the top of the mini marshmallows (5 each).

Sack Race

2016-11-30
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To create this you'll need:

  • paper lunch sacks
  • finish line or card of some kind
  • optional: other racers - dolls, superheroes, stuffed animals, etc.

Bubble Bath

2016-12-01
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To create this you'll need:

  • a bowl or tub of some kind
  • mini marshmallows

Card Game

2016-12-02
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To create this you'll need:

  • deck of cards
  • other stuffed animals, dolls or action figures

Mustache Photos

2016-12-03
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To create this you'll need:

  • mustache and/or other silly stickers

Tree Climbing

2016-12-04
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Quick and easy day if you already have a tree!

Minion Mischief

2016-12-05
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To create this look you'll need:

  • Bananas
  • Black Sharpie

Zipline

2016-12-06
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To create this look you'll need:

  • String
  • Mini candy canes

Tie elf's hand to a mini candy cane. Tie string between two spots in the house. Hang elf.

Reading

2016-12-07
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To create this look you'll need:

  • A book
  • Stuffed animals, dolls or action figures