Making Elf on the Shelf FUN and MAGICAL

elf collage

In a previous post for a Secret Subject Swap, I wrote about we use the Elf on the Shelf in our home. You can find that post here.

I allow Dino to hug, hold, kiss, and put Scooby Doo back on his designated shelf to sleep or relax. I want Dino to have power over his own actions and choices, I want Dino make know that Scooby Doo is not some creepy elf, but part of the magic of Christmas. Scooby Doo doesn’t report back to Santa with all the bad things Dino did, he only looks for good things and wants to remind Dino it’s Christmas time.

I decided to capture Dino posing with Scooby Doo each time he found him, as a way to make the fun continue and have wonderful memories. Besides, I will need to remember those hiding spots next Christmas.

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Making Elf on the Shelf FUN and MAGICAL — 9 Comments

  1. You have so many great hiding spots! We read the book to our girls, so we follow the “no-touch” rule. It was actually pretty cute too, when the 2-year old touched our elf so we had to sing it Christmas carols. 10 minutes later she was back in her spot; much to the delight of our girls.

    • last year whne I wouldn’t let Dino touch Scooby Doo, it was harder to find spots, now that Dino can touch, hug, and put him to bed, there are tons of places to hide him.

  2. I love the idea of taking the pic of the child w the elf. Another way to preserve their childhood memories. Thanks for that idea. Also thank you so much for linking up your adventures.

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