Does anyone here do Elf on the Shelf with their older kids? I really want to start to do it, but think maybe H is too young this year. We're just starting to grasp the whole Santa situation.
I don't know too much about it. We don't really do Santa though. It is similar to that?
Sophia- February 1, 2006
Moriah- June 1, 2009
Daniel- September 19, 2011
Basically, you have a little toy elf who visits your house to report back to Santa on the children's behaviour. You put the elf in different places in the house every night and see if they kids can find him in the morning. You can also have your elf get into mischief.
We are doing this! I posted about it on my october board along with some pics of what he's been up to. This morning, he had icing all over his face from eating a cupcake and the other day he made snow angels on the kitchen counter using sugar. Your DD may be too young this year. I would probably wait until next year. We started it last year with DS when he was 4 and he was actually scared of him.
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
Professional birth photos:
Not here, but I know of a lot of people who are doing it for their kids. The Elf is gaining in popularity, it seems!