What is the Elf on the Shelf? According to The Elf on the Shelf, this is a Christmas tradition about Scout Elves who hide in sneaky spots around homes then fly to the North Pole every night to report to Santa Claus which kids belong on the naughty or nice lists. The story is children can’t touch the Elf on the Shelf or he will lose his magic, and the elf cannot interact with the kids while they’re awake. So, if you’re looking for a way to sprinkle some fun into your holidays, try these silly Elf on the Shelf ideas to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained.
First, you’ll need an elf doll. We love this traditional keepsake box set, complete with a Scout elf, illustrated storybook, a keepsake box and an official adoption certificate.
If your kids need daily reminders and motivation to floss and brush their teeth, use the Scout elf to keep his eyes on them. If they know they need to show great dental hygiene to see presents under the tree, this is the way to achieve that.
With just a box of candy canes, you can set up this fishing scene on any countertop. Every time those sneaky little hands try to steal a candy cane, they will be confronted by the Scout elf and hopefully think twice about the treat.
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