Was my cheat sheet helpful or did you branch out? I would love to see what other people did! Please comment or email me so I can share them here as well (if you like).
You guys remember our elf Jack, who moved in last December.
The next day Jack was found, by Alex, in one of his socks sleeping. Tuesday I got lazy and just put him on top of a candle holder and Wednesday he made an elf angel out of sprinkles. At first I was a tad annoyed to use perfectly good sprinkles but then I checked the expiration dates (who knew they expired?) and found I had plenty that needed to go.
added the wire to Jack so he could hold on to things and had feet. Super easy and worth it, PS.
What is on the schedule this week you ask? I know you are just dying to know.
Here is Week Two complete with your printable file.
Saturday December 7, Elf is a dirty boy
Tuesday, December 10, little hands can find the elf when they get their spoons for cereal.
Friday, December 13, Use a dry erase marker for the elf to draw funny faces on a family photo.
printable file from Etsy, or you can just write it out yourself.
I have had a couple conversations about what happens when we forget to move the elf. Because it is going to happen. I just turn to my children and say, "Well, what did you do that Jack didn't want to tell Santa?" They have always done something; hit their brother, talk back to us, wrestle at school, etc. And they are always better the next day.
I also spotted this suggestion of a note from Santa after you have had a particularly bad day. I love it and will most likely be using that at least once, if not twice.
While my boys love Jack they don't respect his authority.