Here are some more ideas for Elf on the Shelf that we did around the 2nd week of December:
By now, if you know me, you know we do Classical Conversations (homeschool co-op sorta) and this is how we do our boards…or this is how our Elves do our boards. 😉
We incorporated the 12 Days of Christmas printable for our little ones this year. I posted about it in an earlier blog post. The elves brought the coordinating character with the daily scripture. We have the window cling, the mini tree ornament, the nativity piece, and the printable that they received daily.
Here they are simply reading Elf on the Shelf!
Elf School…I got this idea from the movie, “Elf.” On the chalkboard is listed the 3 rules of the elves.
- Treat everyday like Christmas. (Isn’t that such a good rule? Think about it…if we did, everyone would be celebrating Jesus every day! Everyone would be treating everyone else with love and kindness and helping others. I think it’s a great rule.)
- There’s room for everyone on the nice list.
- The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
I got this school background printable from Google. I added the words on the chalkboard with a chalk marker. The laptop is my daughter’s American Girl accessory and I printed a tiny “screen” for it with elf notes, as well as wrote out elf notes and put it on the tiny clipboard from the school set.
Annually, we try to go looking at Christmas lights. A couple of times I have remembered to bring along the Christmas Lights scavenger hunt printable (this is the one I liked from Google, but there are many choices on Pinterest, too).
I just thought turning off the lights and adding our own would be a cute addition to get them ready. Just make some hot cocoa for their thermos, grab a snack, and the printable and pencil..have fun!