Elf on the Shelf - Operation: Nice List

I did a segment on our local news about my Elf on the Shelf - Operation: Nice List.  You can see it here.


Elf on the Shelf - Operation: Nice List {library surprise}

 This might be my favorite mission the kids have had to complete for Operation: Nice List.  Elfie left them each $10 and challenged them to hide the dollar bills in books at the library so other kids could find them when they were reading.  We had so much fun deciding which books to hide the dollars in.  


Elf on the Shelf - Operation: Nice List {breakfast for teachers}

As part of our Elf on the Shelf - Operation: Nice List, Elfie left Cole some money so he could buy chicken biscuits for his teachers.  They were so grateful for the breakfast surprise.


Elf on the Shelf

An easy (and a little lame) Elf tonight.  Just a message to the kids on the bathroom mirror using a dry erase marker.


Elf of the Shelf - Operation: Nice List {toy donations}

 Today our elf left the kids toys.  But they weren't toys for them to keep, they were for donating at the toy drives that are going on at school.  Really, this was a test for me to see how they would react to thinking they were getting new toys, only to find out they weren't.  I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at their reactions.  I didn't hear a single negative comment about having to donate the toys.  If you want to learn more about Operation: Nice List - you can read my post on the Jax Moms Blog.


Elf on the Shelf {Elfie as Elsa}

This was a super easy elf shenanigan that I found on Pinterest.  You can download your own photo backdrop here.


Elf on the Shelf - Operation: Nice List {picking up trash}

Our Elf is back and this year he is challenging the kids to do some good for others during the holiday season.  Our fist mission was to pick up trash on the beach and it was a hit.  Can't wait to see what else we're challenged to do this December.  

If you want to read more about my Operation: Nice List, check out my post for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.


The Elf on the Shelf - Operation: Nice List {as seen on the Jacksonville Moms Blog}

This year our Elf on the Shelf is going to do something new with the kids.  I'm calling it Operation: Nice List and you can read all about it over on the Jax Moms Blog.  Check back because tomorrow I'll share what our first mission was.


He's Coming...

It's almost time for that pesky little elf to make his appearance.  Ours typically ours comes back right after Thanksgiving weekend.  Last year I posted about sending a postcard from our elf a few days before he was scheduled to make his appearance.  It was a HUGE hit with the kids.  

You can read more about our postcards and even download high resolution pictures (for FREE) that you can use the make your own elf postcards all by clicking here.


Paper Shape Pumpkins {Fantastic Fall Crafts & More}

Here's another craft I featured over on the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  This pumpkin is perfect for preschoolers who are learning their shapes and can use some cutting practice.


Paper Plate Spider Web {Fantastic Fall Crafts & More}

I love this craft for a large group of kids.  No paint, and no waiting for paint to dry.  Hop on over to the Jacksonville Moms Blog to see the details.


Egg Carton Bat {Fantastic Fall Crafts & More}

I featured a cute little egg carton bat over on the Jacksonville Moms Blog the other day.  Check it out!


Halloween Crafts {as seen on the Jacksonville Moms Blog}

Check out the post I did the other day for the Jacksonville Moms Blog with some fun crafts for the kids.