September 6, 2017

Elf on the CHRISTmas Shelf - Plan 2: Days 26-29

Well, we made it.  This is the home stretch. I'm sure you are just as ready as I am to be done with moving our Elf around so much.  Our house is a decent size, but I have run out of places to set him up. Next year I think I can get a little sneakier about where he is hiding and make it a true hunt!  But, until then...here are the last few days of Turkey's adventures.

DAY 26 - BALLOON FILLED ROOM - LOVE

Turkey is caught red handed. He filled the boys' rooms last night with balloons! The great thing is that today is M's birthday!! So Turkey got to help create more fun for M and he loved it!
I love how you can see a little unsuspecting M sleeping in his bed!  One day I'll be able to show him this picture, but it is just too sweet for my heart! I just love our kids!

Turkey's letter today taught the boys about love and the different attributes of love.


DAY 27 - UNDERWEAR ORNAMENTS? - ORGANIZATION

Okay, again, anything that involves underwear just gets the kids giggling all day long.  I knew that they needed to laugh again so this is what Turkey did today!
Oh my goodness Turkey!  What have you gotten yourself into?  The great thing about this is that Turkey's letter encouraged them to CLEAN UP!! That's right! Read it here below.

So now, hopefully they will put their clothes away when asked. Then maybe there won't be any underwear left out for Turkey to steal. One can only hope.


DAY 28- DECORATING THE TOILET - LIGHT OF THE WORLD

And just like underwear helps to get the giggle out, anything with the bathroom is equally as funny!  Today, Turkey used the light saber lights left over from M's party to decorate the toilet!  Don't worry, he's covering his eyes, so he won't see you if you need to use the restroom.
Turkey also left some really fun Scavenger Hunt Sheets for us! Another one of our traditions is to go around town and check out the Christmas Lights display.  Turkey found these sheets for us so we can have a little family competition in the van as we look!  It was really fun!
You can head on over to Somewhat Simple to download these hunt sheets for free!!  Such a great idea Turkey!!

Turkey's letter today taught the boys about how we are the light of the world. This world that we live in is a really dark place and unfortunately it seems to be getting darker and darker as time marches on. However, as Christ Believers, we are lights in the darkness.  God asks us to share that light with others so that they too might be rescued from the darkness of sin.


DAY 29 - CHRISTMAS EVE -GOODBYE TURKEY

It has finally come.  It's time to say goodbye.  Tomorrow morning when the boys wake up, Santa will have come and there will be presents under the tree and the stockings will be stuffed full. Turkey wants us to remember why we celebrate Christmas to begin with. Not for the presents, but because of a Baby.  The best Gift the world has ever known.
Turkey's letter is a sweet but sad one.  We have to say good bye to him until next year.

The kids are sad as always, but love the fact that they get to touch him and hug him before he leaves.
Thanks Turkey for showing us a little bit of who God is again this year and how we can strive to be a little more like Him too by following the Scriptures and lessons in the Bible. Let's just hope that these lessons hang on and the kids remember how important Christmas really is and what the real Gift is.

I hope you have enjoyed these posts and I hope that you can use some of these to teach your kids about the real meaning of Christmas.  Comment below to let me know how your kids reacted to their Elf on the CHRISTmas Shelf!

This year was such a success, I have NO idea what I'm going to do for next year! Seesh!! I'd better start brainstorming!!

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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 18-21
Days 22-25
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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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