September 6, 2017

Elf on the CHRISTmas Shelf - Plan 2: Days 18-21

DAY 18 - BAKING COOKIES - NO COMPLAINING

So remember Day 17 and how Turkey asked the boys to stop complaining? Or at least be more aware of it? Well, it doesn't always work that way, so I figured the kids needed another reminder about the verse...afterall, it is a very important one.
Turkey is hungry for cookies too it looks like!  Secret agenda though...later on this week, Turkey will ask the boys to do something special with those cookies! Too bad they can't eat them all! My kids love cooking with me in the kitchen, and I can agree that the feeling is mutual!  It's so fun to put all of our aprons on and get messy sometimes.

Turkey's letter today talked about No Complaining...again.  Hopefully by hearing it twice it will start to sink in.


DAY 19 - CAROLING TO NEIGHBORS - COOKIE GIFTS

So remember when we baked those cookies yesterday?! Well Turkey has an idea of what to do with them.
 It is a tradition of ours every year to go caroling around our neighborhood.  We usually use the opportunity to put together a little cookie pack with our church's Christmas services stapled to the bag.  That way, we not only have fun as a family, but if people are looking for a place to celebrate Christmas, they have some info.  We don't actually say...come to our church...because we really want the focus to be on just making people smile with some Christmas Cheer!


DAY 20 - HOT WHEEL REINDEER - THANK YOU TO MAIL CARRIER

Today, turkey wanted to pretend to be Santa and ride in a sleigh with some reindeer.  All of those options were not available, so he had to improvise with a mug and some Hot Wheel Cars.  I just wrapped a pipe cleaner around each car to make "antlers." It was a hit with the boys.
Turkey's letter today was another one of making someone feel special.  Hopefully there are still some cookies left, but most likely after today there won't be. Turkey asked the boys to write a thank you note to our mail carrier to thank him for working extra hard this season!



DAY 21 - GLOW BRACELETS - WONDERFULLY MADE

So remember when I said that the boys have winter birthdays?  Well today just happened to be the date of his party!  He was having a Glow-in-the-Dark Star Wars theme and Turkey wanted to join the fun as well!
Again, same masks as before and just glue dotted on Turkey's face.  Plus I made him a little light saber from one of the bracelets and then suspended him from the dining room chandelier.  It was lots of fun and all the party guests loved it!

The letter today talked about how we are all fearfully and wonderfully made.  I wanted to make sure the boys remember that God made them both unique and special and they are not a mistake, but a vessel to be used by God to show His glory and grace for everyone who wants it.

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Check out my other Elf on the CHRISTmas Shelf posts to see everything that Turkey did and taught us this year!

Days 0-3
Days 4-6
Days 7-9
Days 10-13
Days 14-17
Days 22-25
Days 26-29
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To download my entire Plan 2 Elf on the CHRISTmas Shelf document click here.  There are 30 different ideas here and it is complete with all the needed supplies and pictures (minus letters)!
I am happy to personalize my letters for you and your child(ren) if you like. See my Etsy listing for 25 days of Kindness Letters that correspond with this plan.  You may always add more if needed for an additional cost.

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