September 6, 2017

Elf on the CHRISTmas Shelf - Plan 2: Days 22 - 25

Welcome back!  We're in the home stretch!  Just about 8 more days to go of moving and changing the elf and teaching the kids important character attributes. So let's just jump right in!


Today, Turkey is ready to go to battle against all the sin and temptation that he will struggle with today.  He has on the full Armor of God!
Turkey found one of his dino friends and decided to pretend he was a horse.  He also is making good use of that light saber from the party yesterday!

Turkey's letter goes over how we can put on the full armor of God everyday to protect us and help us win against sin and temptations that fight for our attention every day.
He also left this adorable coloring sheet for them to color on!


Look at Turkey! He's Spidey Elf! 
Again, I used the masks I printed out from a Pin and attached it to Turkey's face using my ever so handy glue dots! Then I scrunched him up and hung him by a string so that he'd hang upside down. Since G's favorite super hero is Spiderman, this was a huge hit!

Turkey's letter today is a fun one!  He explains that just like he is a sneaky little Spidey, we should have a little fun being sneaky today too!  He asked the boys to go to the Dollar Store with mom and dad and secretly pick out gifts for everyone in the family.  We gave them each $5 and told them they needed to get gifts for their brother, mom and dad and then after they have picked them out, they can check out and hide their gifts.  Later when we came home we let them wrap them themselves and put it under the tree.

It was such a joy to see them so happy to give and so proud of the gifts they had chosen for everyone.  Christmas morning was very special and hopefully encouraged them to be just as excited about giving as they are about getting.


Turkey had a wonderful night watching a great Veggie Tales Holiday Movie!  Later that evening, we watched the movie again as a family! Such a cute little flick!
Turkey's letter today encouraged the kids to write Thank You Notes to their school teachers. Yes, we are STILL in school!  Our District practically goes right up until Christmas Eve...depending on how the days fall.  It's pretty ridiculous, but at least they're not at home begging to open presents yet!


Our boys love the Ninja Turtles!  They thought it was hilarious that Turkey went on an adventure at night.  Did they fight crime? Did they leave surprises for the city? Did they have a dance party? No one will ever know because they operate in secret!
Turkey's letter today explains that sometimes we are asked to do things and not receive the credit for them. In other words, we are to act like secret ninjas! Turkey asked us to go to a drive through today and pay for the person's meal in the line behind us. Of course, we wouldn't get any credit for that, but that was the idea. It was nice to do this with my kids in the car. I do think it's so important to show them that we can serve others in secret as well and it is more about them, then it is about us.

Just a few more days!  We are under a week left of Turkey Adventures!

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 18-21
Days 26-29
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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