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Does Elf on the Shelf visit your home? Ours has been visiting for the last three years and has a lot of fun while causing little mischief. Our elf is named John Fletcher and starts visiting some time after Thanksgiving.
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Our elf tries to wait it out until about two weeks before Christmas, but our oldest child had one visit his class as soon as they returned from Thanksgiving break last year. He was sad until ours finally arrived a few days later.
Christmas is a busy time of year, so I like to get our “Elf activities” planned out ahead of time. I was going back through pictures from previous years to get some inspiration for this year’s game plan.
Our youngest two have been huge Mickey Mouse fans and were thrilled to see the Elf riding along with Mickey.
The Elf got a little naughty and put the boys’ underwear in the Christmas tree.
The Elf stuck a special surprise in the kids’ stockings (he forgot to remove the clearance stickers).
Elf is watching movies and eating popcorn. He surprised each of the kids with a new DVD.
Legos are huge in our house! Elf built himself a Lego home.
Elf is riding Handy Mandy’s motorcycle with the Little People Wheelies.
Elf is having a bedtime snack: coke and Hersey kisses.
Elf did a lot of reading while we were sleeping. We need to teach him to clean up his mess.
Elf thought he would help decorate and got a little tangled.
Elf is playing Candy Land with his friends: Handy Mandy, Spiderman, and GI Joe.
We have a birthday in December. Elf surprised her by wrapping himself to her bedroom door.
Elf toilet papered the Christmas tree. He did not clean up his mess.
Elf was busy this night. He made the hallway festive by hanging ribbons and bows from the ceiling.
Elf and Mr. Potato Head are having a snowball fight. Use powdered sugar for the ground, regular size marshmallows for their wall, and mini marshmallows for snowballs.
Find more ideas here: Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
I would love to hear your Elf on the Shelf ideas! I need some inspiration for this year.