What: Christmas Elf Ideas
When: Now through Christmas
Where: At your house
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There are two kinds of elves, the Elf on a Shelf, which just moves around each night and the Magic Elf which comes alive and creates mischief – to the children’s delight and the mother’s horror. Some rouge Elf on the Shelf elves get into mischief too, but technically, he’s supposed to just move around and report back to Santa how the kids are doing. Some elves arrive at Thanksgiving, and others don’t come until a week or two before Christmas.
My resistance to the elves in my home has always been that I don’t need more to do, especially during the holidays. However, we now have a house full of elves each December, and I love it as much as the boys.
The hardest part about the elves is contemplating what mischief they might get into (and then cleaning it up afterwards). Here is some of the mischief we’ve witnessed.
- Take a bag of candy (from Halloween) and sat under the tree eating candy and watching the lights
- Invited all the house stuffed animals to a movie night (movies all over the place, popcorn everywhere)
- Made snow angels in flour, and
- TPed our Christmas tree.
- Bring little gifts (candy, hair bows, pencils, paper, markers, etc)
- Emptied the tupperware drawer
- Switched lunches around
- Emptied clothes drawers
- Tried on all the coats in the closet
- Taken a bath in the kitchen sink (all the soap and shampoo got moved to the kitchen)
- Pooped in the toilet (M&M’s)
- Wrapped themselves
- Rolled the bedroom with yarn
- Left crumbs all over the kitchen counters
- Christmas eve night the elf hid several of gifts and left notes about being good for the year
What have your elves done? Send us a photo at sue (at) fieldtripswithsue.com.