My kids favorite time of the year is here…Twinkle the Elf arrives in the Mosley household. This has been a tradition of ours to do now for the girls for about 6 years and I honestly love doing it! Also, yes my kids still believe in Santa. Waking up every morning seeing the kids faces as they search for their elf, wondering what he’s gotten into today or if they’ve been good enough, will they be getting a little treat… is worth all the memories and all the stress this elf brings. (LOL) You’re probably wondering stress??? Well, yes.. at times I forget to move the dang thing.. haha and end up waking up in the morning like oh SH*T or trying to distract the kids from searching for the elf first thing in the morning, so I have a second to at least move it to a different spot. (LOL) Anyone else been there?!
So ever since we introduced Twinkle the Elf into our family we’ve always made him arrive the day after Thanksgiving. We just like to add the additional few days of fun, but I know many people that start December 1st. Doing it this way, the kids end up knowing that Twinkle comes after Thanksgiving, so it really gives them something to look forward too. Also, this year we have a little special surprise for them.. they are getting a new elf addition. So it’ll be double the trouble in the Mosley casa. (shhh don’t tell)
If you’ve been around, last year I wrote a blog post, which you can read here, and I suggested some ideas for you all to do with the elf, that we’ve done in the past. This year I decided to create a day to day elf itinerary that we can do together! On the calendars you will see specially what to do and the items that you may need to get. You honestly don’t need to purchase anything, but I like to add the extra fun. Our kids know that when they behave, clean after themselves, and listen they get “rewarded” by Santa and their Elf. So, I typically go to 99 cent store/Dollar Tree/Target dollar spot/Walmart and get little treats/candy/toys that are really inexpensive. I would say the most expensive things that I get would be Christmas PJS and gingerbread homes, but everything else I usually spend $1 buck.
So, if you want to join in the fun with me, I’ve listed both calendars below. You obviously don’t have to follow my calendar to the tee, and you can dive into your imagination when it comes to writing things out for your elf, but just in case you can’t think of anything… that’s what I’m here for. I got you all covered, and all you have to do is download or print. I even made it easy for y’all and created the Elf sayings for the days and even left some blank ones in case you may want to write it out yourself.
You can also refer back to my blog for the print outs or you can refer to my Pinterest page here… specially for this years ‘elf on the shelf’ ideas. This well help you give an idea of what to do that day on the calendar.
Hope you have fun with this!
Click here or on the calendar below to download/print
Click here or on the image below to download/print (refer to calendar for when this will be needed)
Print this out and have the kid(s) have fun with this scavenger hunt
Click here or the image below to download/print the Elf on Shelf sayings for this years itinerary
Click here to view my Pinterest page for this years Elf on Shelf Itinerary
Click on images below to shop for Elf on Shelf clothes and accessories
Click here or image below to purchase The Elf on the Shelf book & doll
Don’t forget to save this post to your Pinterest!
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