December 1st is fast approaching and if you like me have found yourself over the years getting involved with Elf on the Shelf, then no doubt you’ll be having a visitor arriving at the weekend. We “adopted our Elf about 4 years ago – it looked like fun, but if i’m honest, over the years it’s become a bit of a pain in the bum more than anything.
As my elder got older and his bed time got later, I’ve found myself being that mum who gets into bed and wakes about 2am remembering I haven’t moved the damn elf! And there is coming up with ideas that they haven’t seen already, or at least a different spin on them. Honestly, some times I wish I hadn’t started it – but now I’m committed so the “fun” will go on!
With Elf arrival day just a few days away I thought I’d do a quick blog with some ideas to help you all out.
December 1st, Elf arrival day
Elves officially arrive on the 1st of December. Our always starts with some “construction warning” and the arrival of the Elf door – a magical door that allows the Elf to travel back and forth from the North Pole to discuss the children behaviour with Santa. Construction is set up for when the kids wake on the 30th November, so that the door is “ready” for the Elves to use to arrive on the 1st.
Elves go camping
Fancy a board game?
Elf tucker trial
North Pole breakfast
Wanna build a snowman?
A spot of wrapping?
It's ``toasty`` in here
All eyes are on you!
Elf Harry Potter
Naughty Elf having breakfast
Toilet roll around the house
Simple snowman idea
Grow an Elf
Another idea that I like is for the Elf to leave a £5 note with a message that the children must do something with the money for the less fortunate – buying food for the food bank for example.
Now if you really run out of ideas you can get days off – the Elf have been touched and lost their magic. The Elf is sick, or the Elves play hide and seek are just a few.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the ideas and thank you for reading.
Every week I like to shout out to another photographer who has a great blog that you may also like to read. This week is Brooke from Sandpiper Photography. Brook is a very talented family photographer in the Sunshine Coast and she’s written a great blog on photography gift ideas.