Today I wanted to share my last Elf of the Shelf post, with what the Elf has been up to at our home. :) I am sort of glad that it is almost Christmas, because this Elf on the Shelf business wears me out! Oh my! With all of the after school activities this week and class parties and my work party it takes my last ounces of energy to drag myself off the couch to work on Elf on the Shelf stuff!!! And, we have the activities from the Advent Calendar on top of that! Whew.
SO. Here we go. Also, if you don't already follow me on Instagram, you should! Click HERE so you can start following along to see what we are up to this Christmas holiday and to catch any last minute Elf activities at our house!
Both of the kids have piggy banks in their rooms, so the elves were naughty and got some change out of both and made heart shapes with the coins. They did one heart for each kid (because, they'd fight over it if I had only done one) and then messed around with the calculator, too!
Every year the elves bring the kids Play Doh and I let them have at it with the Christmas Play Doh cutters. I am wondering if this will be a tradition I'll need to give up soon, at what age are kids too old to play with Play Doh? Autumn LOVED Play Doh last year and we bought her several kits, but not so much this year. Both kids really got into making Christmas shapes, though. I am holding up a Play Doh elf that Autumn made last year, I always keep their Christmas shapes and let them harden and then put them out on the table with the new Play Doh. It is so neat to see what they create each year and to look back at the old shapes. We also baked gingerbread cookies and made a batch of crock pot hot cocoa with nutella. Such a fun day!
Elfie decided he wanted to do a little fishing. Isn't this cake adorable (that my hubby baked) with all of the little gold fish on it? Elfie's fishing pole is a candy cane with a Christmas hook and he has a little cup full of gold fish that he caught.
elves must have had full bellies from toooo many cookies, because the
kids found them in their bathroom like this!! Raisins in the potty and
outside it, too and they has wayyy too much fun with the toilet paper.
This produced lots of giggles from the kids. We do this one each year and last year I dyed the water green and in previous years I have used prunes instead of raisins! Autumn was concerned about leaving Elfie upside down all day, so we used the salad tongs to move him upright again before leaving the house for the day.
Those elves are known for making messes! The
darn elves made me a little mad!! They got in the kitchen and put bows
evvverywhere!!! The kids were worried I would put the elves in time
out so they got all the bows down with a back scratcher (Santa Cottage gift! LOL!)!! Lol! Talk
about team work!!
Since I was so upset with the elves yesterday for making such a mess in my kitchen with bows, I decided to give them a subtle punishment. The kids felt so bad for the poor elves (ha!).
Well, I probably won't do anymore Elf on the Shelf posts, I'll just add any extra ones to this post. I can't believe that Christmas will have come and gone already by this time next week. It always goes by way too fast when you get into the final week!
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