Where are you placing your elf this year?November 14th, 2016 | by Kaitlin Smith
Are you running out of ideas where your elf on the shelf should go? Try these creative things in your home this year. If you haven’t already heard of Elf on the Shelf, here is a brief description. This idea of elves hiding around the house comes from a book titled “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition”. An elf is sent from the North Pole to help manage the naughty and nice list. Only when you start to personalize the scout elf, he will receive the Christmas spirit. Each night the elf flies to Santa to report what he sees, and in the morning he hides in a new spot for you to find.In general, hiding the elf to surprise the kids is the main reason to grab an Elf on the Shelf this year. Running out of ideas for hiding spots? We’ve got you covered. First, start off with a shelf of some kind. Pick a place with the most traffic, like the living room, so the children can spot him. Next, leave your elf with a note stating why he is there and that he needs a name. Let the children pick a name for him. Now that the kids are familiar with the elf, it’s time to get creative. Here are some ways to let your elf have some fun this Christmas.1.A board game. Believe it or not, elves love board games. They just aren’t very good at cleaning up afterwards. Pick a board game in the closet and put it to use by staging a board game scene.2.Get out some food! Elves don’t eat that much, so don’t worry about wasting food for this choice. Pick out a cereal or a cracker for the elf to eat when the kids wake up in the morning. 3.Let the elf have some company over. Bring the kids dolls in to interact with the elf. A play date, wrapping presents, spin the bottle or a snowball fight with marshmallows will do the trick. Alternate with these ideas, or have some fun with your own. Elf on the Shelf is sure to make your children’s Christmas much brighter.