So I’m recommending this without actually trying it yet but I’ve heard so many great things about it I just had to share. We purchased The Elf on the Shelf this fall from Amazon and can’t wait to start the tradition with our kids this year.
This book answers the mystery of how Santa knows if children have been naughty or nice. He sends his elf to watch the children and every night reports back to the North Pole. The next morning, the elf is to be found in a new spot (that is, as long as you the parent remember to move him/her). Children race each morning to find the elf’s new hiding spot but when they do, they can’t touch him or the elf will lose his magic.
Each book has classic illustrations, comes in a keepsake box, and includes an elf. The children are to name the elf and you can even pick out the sex and eye color of your elf. What an ingenious idea! I can’t wait to see what Rylan thinks of it all.
This would make a great Christmas gift for any kid or maybe you’ll want to do like we did and buy it now so you’ll have it in time for this Christmas. I think we’re going to start reading ours after Thanksgiving or maybe after we put up our Christmas tree.