September 5, 2017

Elf on the CHRISTmas Shelf - Plan 2: Days 4-6

Welcome! I really do love teaching my kids God's word and we really love Christmas so it's fun to see the boys really get into each letter that Turkey our elf brings them!  Here are some more of Turkey's adventures!

Day 4 - The Fruit of the Spirit 
He's watching you! Today, Turkey put googly eyes on all the fruit in our fruit basket!  The kids love this, they thought it was really funny!  Plus it helped that Turkey taught them about the Fruit of the Spirit today!

This was fun to work on with the boys.  It still amazes me that even though they are so small, they can comprehend so much!

This was definitely an experiment.  Just a word of warning, you will need to set your alarm in the morning to make sure you set your elf out before the kids wake up.  Obviously you can't leave the ice out all night. We just put our Elf in a cup and poured water over him, then set the cup in the freezer. I will also let you know that it takes a while to thaw, so you might need to help it along by either pouring hot water on it or defrosting in the microwave.  This does not hurt your elf, but if you have any wire in the arms or legs, you might need to add some more after this day.
The boys did love it though.  Especially our oldest.  Since I don't have boys, I was short on my Elsa dolls, but our stuffed Olaf worked just fine! They were very excited to think that Elsa had visited last night as well though. Ha!

The letter today talks about using kind words with everyone you come into contact with. Such an important lesson for our little ones. Not a bad reminder for us as parents either.

Our youngest is in a phase where he is lying about small things, like weather or not he brushed his teeth or changed his underwear.  This has been a struggle recently, so I'm so happy that Turkey decided to use his power to help enforce what we are trying to teach him as well.
This one was tougher to set up than I thought.  We had to find the right size of toys and weave the twine between them but NOT knock them over!  I love how Buddy is on the ground just "holding on for dear life."  Looks like it was a pretty rough match!
UPDATE: I can happily report, that our youngest has learned his lesson!  He either grew out of the phase or took the words from Turkey and the Bible to heart. Either way, he know is less likely to lie about these little things and knows the importance of telling the truth.  Thanks Turkey!

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 7-9
Days 10-13
Days 14-17
Days 18-21
Days 22-25
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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