What is up with elf on the shelf?

What is up with elf on the shelf?

Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition where a special scout is sent to your home from the North Pole to encourage kids to behave themselves. The idea is that Santa’s little helper watches the children by day, and each night, it returns to the North Pole to report on whether they were naughty or nice.

How big is Elf on the shelf?

Elves are widely regarded as being small in stature — no taller than 3 feet, and some might even fit in the palm of your hand….What are the dimensions of Elf on the shelf?

Product Dimensions 11 x 2.8 x 10.6 inches
Manufacturer recommended age 3 years and up

How do you start the elf on the shelf?

Explain in the letter why he/she is coming to their house and what he is going to do. Grab the awesome Elf on the Welcome Shelf Letter that you can print out. Read the Elf on the Shelf Book. Once your elf arrives read the book to your kids, the book tells the whole story about the Elf.

When should I read elf on the shelf?

Best of all there is no right day to bring the elf on the shelf to your home. Once you decide on a date you should read the story to your children and then let the fun begin. The first night you read the book to your children and then the next morning the elf will have “arrived”.

Can you move elf on the shelf during the day?

No offense to the Elf on the Shelf, but he can be a real pain to move around every single day. It’s tradition to move the elf every single day because, in theory, the elf returns to the North Pole every night to tell Santa how the children he’s been watching over are behaving.

How do I tell my kid about the elf on the shelf?

Be honest with your child. Tell him/her that the Elf on the Shelf is something parents do to make the Christmas season a little more fun for kids, and you are sorry he/she is so smart to have figured it out too soon but Santa (or you) will be proud of him/her for letting siblings/friends continue believing in the elf.

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