Now that December is in full force, it’s time to take all those holiday activities seriously. And if you’re all about tradition, it also means that it is time to start brainstorming Elf on the Shelf ideas.
Oh, you haven't heard of Elf on the Shelf? First off, congratulation son avoiding this for so long. Second, here's a little background info. According to the official website, Elf on the Shelf was created by mother-daughter duo Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell. The tradition involves a little scout elf who acts as a messenger for Santa, reporting back on good behavior. This concept encourages kids to act with kindness and care; otherwise, the scout elf won’t make an appearance. Generally, he’s a mischievous little guy that loves to play fun (and harmless) pranks on the family.
This be especially fun if you have curious young children (or siblings) that are easily amused. It’s also a great way to push your own creativity and imagination. But if you’ve been doing it for the past few years, you may be running out of ideas. An elf can only do so many things, after all. Plus, older kids may be a bit more skeptical, making it a challenging feat.
It all comes down to making a game plan for every single day up to Christmas. By doing so, you’ll be able to fuel your own excitement for the activity. You don't have to look far for inspiration, though. Here are 25 awesome ideas for Elf on the Shelf to craft up this month.