Another easy way to add a little magic with the Elf on the Shelf tradition is to insert your elf visitor into your family's pantry and kitchen.
He can bring snacks, eat snacks himself, or bring extra holiday flair to your children's favorite treats.
These easy ideas for the Elf on the Shelf are sure to bring a smile to your child's face.
1. Elf Brings Treats for Sick Kids
Most unfortunately a stomach virus hit the Pace household last December and Jolly was very sympathetic.
He pulled out our favorite Zoku Quick Pop maker and the extra set of drip guards, but alas. He wasn't sure what to do next. He couldn't find the instructions.
So he just grabbed some of the push up freezie pop style instead.
2. Marshmallow Bath, Take 2
Since I had done the sink marshmallow bath in the past, I wanted to give it a little different twist last year.
I still had the fish bowl hanging around from the attempt at at Elf snow globe, and thought it could do double duty!
Turns out that it worked grand! The sink was still functional for the day!
Even though the marshmallows were a little on the dry side, I could save a few that I could throw into hot chocolate instead of having to waste all of them that had been in the nasty bathroom sink!
3. Wrapping Cereal Bars
My daughter had a slight obsession with Sunbelt Bakery strawberry cereal bars last year.
Jolly thought it would be so festive to individually wrap her cereal bars in Christmas wrapping paper.
She got to unwrap them at the cafeteria lunch table.
She got to unwrap them at class snack time.
And she got to unwrap them for (way too early) breakfast on Saturday mornings in December.
Whatever it is that your kid enjoys, WRAP it up!
Is it crackers? Goldfish? Almonds? Wrap it and make it Christmas-special!
And it continues to be a fun addition to life for days to come!
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Carey Pace believes that beauty waits to be uncovered in the ordinary moments of everyday life. She chases creative motherhood, honesty in her writing, and images that tell stories. Her faith in Jesus inspires her to explore and share the trials and triumphs of raising children while designing magical moments along the way. She is a seeker of Light, a starter of projects, a reader of books, a lover of food and flavor, and an encourager to others. She and her husband Shawn reside in Massachusetts with her son and daughter.
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