For our Elf on the Shelf Countdown this year, I created an Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letter and a list of activities including a North Pole Breakfast. When we did The Elf on the Shelf last year for the first time, I found myself scrambling a bit when it came to surprising the kids with new spots for our Elf each day. Occasionally, I enlisted my teen’s help since he stays up later than I do.
This year, I decided that our Elf would not do something every day. Some days, I would just move him for the kids to find him. Other days we would do something fun. Each day, the kids would get a new joke from our Elf they could share with their friends in my new Elf on the Shelf Countdown Craft.
We’re kicking off our Elf on the Shelf fun with a North Pole Breakfast. On the menu are Snow-cover donuts, Floating Glacier Hot Cocoa, the Land of Sweets and Santa Party Poppers.
Elf on the Shelf Countdown
These two Elf on the Shelf printables will help you have some stress-less fun with your Elf on the Shelf. One has activities, suggestions for a North Pole Kick Off Breakfast and links to resources online. The other is a goodbye letter you can use when your Elf needs to return to the North Pole to help Santa on Christmas Eve.
Post card from Buddy the Elf While on Vacation
After your Elf goes back to the North Pole until next year, keep the magic alive with a postcard from him during summer vacation. You can order a postcard through Elfoutfitters.com.