elf on the shelf idea north pole breakfast for arrival

Elf on the Shelf 2015

I shared our 2014 adventures with Jingle Bell on the blog a few days ago and today I am back with a look at 2015. Year one, we were so excited and over the top. Year two, we had a few ideas and plans and a whole lot of half-asleep “dang, we forgot about the elf” moments. I’m sure many of you can relate. 😉 The great thing about little kids, though, is that they don’t care. They were just as excited about the elf being in a stocking as they were about their elf ziplining down a string of lights. It really is just so magical and fun to be experiencing all of this through our kid’s eyes.

elf on the shelf ideas - a month of ideas - some really easy ones and some more elaborate ones

Our elf arrived again on the first Saturday of December for our North Pole Breakfast. We had powdered donuts, strawberry/banana santa hats and an apple candy cane. Jingle Bell wrote each of the boys a note again and brought little presents. 

elf on the shelf idea north pole breakfast for elf's arrival

elf on the shelf ideas north pole breakfast welcome letter and presents

elf on the shelf ideas north pole breakfast welcome letter

On Day 2 (12/6),  Jingle Bell went ziplining down our Christmas lights

elf on the shelf ideas ziplining from the lights

On Day 3 (12/7), Jingle Bell covered our tree with holiday underwear from Gap and Gymboree, which Hudson of course thought was hilarious.  elf on the shelf ideas new christmas underwear decorating the christmas tree

 

On Day 4 (12/8), Jingle Bell was in a stocking.

elf on the shelf idea in the stocking

On Day 5 (12/9), Jingle Bell took a marshmallow bath and brought the boys bath crayons and fizzy bath tablets to encourage them to stop being so smelly and bathe once in a while. 😉

elf on the shelf idea marshmallow bath with gifts for bath time fun

On Day 6 (12/10), JB put on a fancy suit and took Hudson’s car for a drive.

elf on the shelf idea date night tux and car ride

On Day 7 (12/11), Jingle Bell ended up taped to the wall with elf bandaids.

elf on the shelf idea elf bandaids

On Day 8 (12/12), JB was hiding in our living room light.

easy elf on the shelf idea hiding in the light

On Day 9 (12/13), JB brought a felt snowman to play with

elf on the shelf idea do you wanna build a snowman felt snowman activity

On Day 10 (12/14), JB brought toothbrushes and toothpaste and made a smiley face on the mirror with the toothpaste.

elf on the shelf idea toothpaste smile on the mirror and gifts of toothbrushes, toothpastes and teether brushes

On Day 11 (12/15), JB was reading the Night Before Christmas and brought wrapped books for each day leading up to Christmas.

elf on the shelf idea wrapped books countdown to christmas

On Day 12 (12/16), Jingle Bell reminded us of the reason for the season by bringing us a little people manger (this was purchased from Amazon)

elf on the shelf idea remember the reason for the season little people nativity scene gift

On Day 13 (12/17), we found JB in a decorative bowl of cherries on the table.

elf on the shelf idea life is like a bowl of cherries

On Day 14 (12/18), Jingle Bell was hanging from snowflakes.

elf on the shelf idea just hanging around

On Day 15 (12/19), Jingle Bell  hid the snowballs that were a huge hit the year before around the house. (snowballs were purchased on Amazon) The boys absolutely love these snowballs and they love scavenger hunts so this one was a huge hit!

elf on the shelf idea scavenger hunt for snowballs

On Day 16 (12/20), we found Jingle Bell with his very own Mickey Ears on. Hud accidentally touched Jingle Bell while grabbing his own Mickey Ears, so we whipped up Santa’s magical recovery kit, sprinkled on some magic dust and prayed Jingle Bell would be back the next day.

elf on the shelf idea mickey ears for your elf

elf on the shelf idea for when you accidentally touch your elf - elf magical recovery dust and recovery kit

elf on the shelf idea for when you accidentally touch your elf - elf magical recovery dust and recovery kit

elf on the shelf idea for when you accidentally touch your elf - elf magical recovery dust and recovery kit

On Day 17 (12/21), Jingle Bell was back, sitting on our new tree, with a certificate of health. Whew!

elf on the shelf idea for when you accidentally touch your elf - elf certificate of health after using magical recovery dust, recovery kit

On Day 18 (12/22), Jingle Bell was having a rest in our guest bedroom with one of Luc’s blankies.

elf-on-shelf-day-18

On Day 19 (12/23), Jingle Bell brought light up light sabers (Target dollar section) and he had his very own elf-sized light saber lollipop with a sign that read “May the Holiday Force be with you”

elf on the shelf idea may the holiday force be with you lightsabers and lightsaber lollipop

elf on the shelf idea may the holiday force be with you lightsabers and lightsaber lollipop

On Day 20 (12/24), Jingle Bell said good-bye and headed off the the North Pole.

elf on the shelf idea goodbye letter

Links:

Elf on the Shelf Breakfast Printables

Elf on the Shelf North Pole Breakfast – 2013

FREE Elf on the Shelf Notes

 

Disney Frozen Elf on the Shelf Free Printable

Elf on the Shelf Magical Recovery Kit

 

 

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