Here are 18 ideas that you can easily use to introduce an Elf into your home.
We introduced our Elf on the Shelf, Smarty, in 2010. My kids were 3 and 4 years old at the time. On the first year we just hid him in different places but then in 2011 I began to start putting Smarty in little scenes in the house. The following are the first photos from Smarty the Elf's original antics. These are super easy scenes to do especially for little kids. It's fun to use things that you already have around the house in order to showcase your elf. My photography skills and Elf ideas have gotten a little better since we began this tradition. I hope you enjoy!
|Smarty reading his elf on the shelf book. Totally lame but a good entry point.|
Hiding behind the photos. The kids were convinced that Smarty would not recognize them because they had grown so much from last year. They were happy to see that he was on their picture.
Smarty roasts some marshmallows.
After an intense day of lego building, Smarty made his own lego Christmas tree for the kids.
Baby it's not cold outside......
Smarty sleeps in the dollhouse bed and look there is an extra hat in the closet.
Chloe bought me this "mom rocks" mug from her snowflake shop at school and the next day Smarty was hanging out inside waiting for his hot chocolate.
Crusin' with Barbie in her bug
It's football Sunday!! Smarty bleeds black and gold....
Chutes and ladders with his Sunnyside pals.
Tree topper Tink and Smarty have got somethin' going on....
The Smarty Express
I thought I heard someone playing blue christmas in the middle of the night.
Quick save the cat it's stuck in the........tree
Just hanging out
Smarty has to write his name 4 times before he is allowed to play lego batman....just like someone else I know
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