Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Elf on the Shelf: Hiding Candy Canes

Are your kids as into the Elf on the Shelf as mine are?!  They are so excited to come downstairs every morning and see what our silly elf, Zinkle, has been up to the night before!  I will share a few more naughty things that he has done over the next couple of weeks, but here is a fun one that is new for us this year! 

Our kids had a whole big conversation at dinner tonight about candy canes.  Zinkle was by the table from the night before so one of my boys even looked over at him and said, "Zinkle, you need to bring us some candy canes because we don't have any on our tree!" I actually had already planned on doing this with him this year so I had candy canes hidden away in a cabinet, so the timing seemed perfect for tonight!  I can't wait for them to rush down the stairs in the morning and see that Zinkle really was listening to them :)  

While we make sure that our main focus at Christmas is on celebrating Jesus' birth, we also love these special traditions and memories while our kiddos are little.  Can't wait to share more of our adventures with Zinkle with you over the next couple of weeks!  And if you've got any great elf ideas I would love to hear them!!  Especially quick and easy ones for those nights that we may or may not forget to move him and have to rush first thing in the morning before the kids get out of bed....!

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