Do you have a Holiday tradition? In my family, we have quite a few holiday traditions. One tradition we have is our elves. If you have elves that come and spend time with your family, you may notice that the Elves will often run out of ideas or pranks. We have come up with a Holiday Guide of 25 Elf ideas for you.
- On the first night, our elves usually write a note or poem announcing their arrival. They have been known to leave clues for a fun game.
- Race Night! Tonka trucks and fast cars in a line can only mean that the elves are drag racing again.
- Game night! Elves love games – they may get out the game boards and have a game night with their friends (your child’s stuffed animals)
- Sack Race! Elves in brown paper sacks and they will race.
- Build a house! Elves want to stay year around and think they can by building a house – cardboard boxes wrapped in gift wrap or Lincoln Logs. Whichever way the house is built, the elves can stay, it just has to fit them!
- Snack Time! Elves have a huge appetite so you will often find them in the chips bags or pantry snacks.
- Nice Elves! Elves in stockings. When your children get them out, the elves may have placed a small $1 gift in their stockings.
- Decorate the snowman! When you find a large sheet of white paper with a snowman outline drawn on it, have your child decorate the snowman with cut out pieces (or by drawing on it.)
- Doctor! Doctor! Elves love the game Operation! Let them play one night.
- Under attack! GI Joes, Army tanks and planes may think your elves are intruders and hold them captive.
- Just a swingin’! Candy canes tied from a ribbon makes a great swing for Elves.
- Movie Night! Its great night when the elves bring out the popcorn, candy and buy new dvds.
- Beauty school! Lots of laughter will follow when the elves dress up a stuffed animal in a wig and play hairstylist.
- Hunting elves! Elves love to watch the reindeers from their camouflage hunting house.
- Selfie Elfie! The elves love selfies. You never know what you may find on your tablets, phones, etc. Leave a note telling your kids to check out their devices.
- Tea party! A tea party with Barbie & friends is super fun. All you need is a tea set and a few dolls.
- Copy that! Don’t leave an elf near a copier, they love copying themselves.
- Camp out! Have a doll tent, the elves would love to camp out near the tree.
- Cooking class! When your elves want a special treat, do not be surprised to find baking flour, sugar, sprinkles and a mess in your kitchen.
- Candy Cane Hunt! When 20 candy canes go missing, you can thank the elves. Send your kids on an indoor scavenger hunt.
- Elf Yourself! Elves love friends. So you can elf-size your kids. Construction paper and a photo of your child make excellent elf friends.
- Hang gliding! For an adventurous elf, a clothes hanger and ribbon will be a great way to hang glide.
- It’s snowing! Paper snowflakes are great decorations from elves and kids. Teach your kids how to make them.
- Snowball fight! A snowman painted on a box with a hole cut out for his mouth is a great game for your kids that will keep them busy for hours. Have them toss snowballs (cotton balls) at the snowman.
- Snap, Crackle, Pop! Elves are often jealous. They may cut holes in your Rice Krispies box and place their heads where the guys are.
This is just a few fun ideas.
Do you have any great Elf Ideas?
Please share with us in the comment section.