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by katiem2

The Christmas tradition of a pixie-elf sent by Santa to watch over children to see if they are naughty or nice then report back to Santa to let him know. Now available in girl elf.

This is a fun activity creating many a fond childhood memory of this special holiday season. It's centered around an adorable pixie-elf, coming in different skin tones, that pops up all around the home as it watches to see if you are naughty or nice. This is a beloved tradition with families all across the globe. This wondrous kit includes the book and elf needed to fulfill this Christmas fantasy. The book tells the story of how Santa sent an elf to watch over the children to see if they were good or bad then report back to him each night. The kids get to choose the family elves name. As you read the book to the children the rules are explained. Every night the elf is moved to a new spot around the house. A very big rule is the kids are not allowed to touch the elf. This is a family holiday tradition kids and grown ups alike will look forward to passing it down from generation to generation.

The Elf on the Shelf Rules

The rules make for such a magical Christmas experience as kids love anticipating Santa's arrival and the gifts he might bring.

This family traditional also encourages kids to get along, behave and think about their participation around the home. 

The Rules of The Elf on the Shelf

  1. The kids of the house may not touch the elf or he will lose his magic. 
  2. The kids may talk to the elf and the elf can hear them but is not allowed to talk back to the children. 
  3. The elf flies back and forth to the north pole each night reporting the children's behavior to Santa. Each day when the elf arrives back to the home he is placed in a new spot.

This is fun and thrilling for the kids as they eagerly await the elves arrival everyday. The minute the kids wake up they begin looking for the elf. This gives us parents the opportunity to add things such as chores and kindness as we read the book to them. The kids become interested in anything they can do to get a good report. The book has an old time appearance making the book seem more legendary to the kids. It is such a treasure activity and family tradition adding a little extra something to this amazing holiday.

The Elf on a Shelf Video

The Perfect Christmas Gift

The Elf on the Shelf is the perfect holiday gift for any family that doesn't have it yet.

It is also the perfect gift for a new family just starting out.

Grandparents enjoy buying this holiday tradition passing it along to the grandchildren.

Who better to tell the kids about this for the first time than the Grandma and Grandpa! It makes for a gift that will be always and forever cherished. 

The New Girl Elf on The Shelf

Girl Elf Edition with North Pole Blue Eyed Girl Elf

The Elf on the Shelf now comes in a girl elf edition with north pole blue eyed girl elf , plus it comes with a snowflake skirt, and girl-character themed storybook

Updated: 11/08/2012, katiem2
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DerdriuMarriner on 07/08/2017

katiem2, The game is as fun as the book. It's a sort of hide-and-seek that makes me think of one of my favorite scenes in the Narnia Chronicles where Peter reluctantly plays the hide-and-seek that leads Lucy to the wardrobe.

katiem2 on 01/07/2013

Angel, It is a wonderful tradition. It's sure to be a family tradition handed down now all starting with you, how nice. :)

Angel on 01/05/2013

We did this for the first time this year and it was a success! The children really enjoyed it and it started a new tradition in our home.

katiem2 on 11/09/2012

Mira, My pleasure :)

Mira on 11/09/2012

Oh, what a great tradition! Thank you for sharing! :)

katiem2 on 11/08/2012

Me too the adorable elf is amazing with something the kids can really get involved with. Great helper for parents at this time of year. Thanks for commenting Jo, :)

JoHarrington on 11/08/2012

This is such a wonderful book. I do recommend it. I love the fact that it's a game too now. :)

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