Hopefully your Christmas Elf toy arrived in the mail with enough time for you to remove all the secret grown up bits of your kit and for you to think of the best way to introduce your Christmas Elf toy to its new family on the first morning of December.
If you’ve not received your Elf toy yet, don’t panic, there are plenty of good reasons why Elf was running a little late… Didn’t you hear about the snow drifts in the North Pole? The Teddy bear nose shortage? Santa needing extra help finding his gloves to go in the wash? We could go on....
We recommend you remove all the paper parts from your Christmas elf kit, except for the welcome letter from Santa, so you can keep them in a safe place and bring them out during December when needed.
If this is your first year of having an Elf in the house at Christmas you might be wondering how best to introduce your little Elf toy to its new family. Here, we’ve picked out our favourite ways for the little people to meet their elf toy on 1st December.
Elf brings advent calendars with him for 1st December
You can welcome both Christmas traditions at the same time by allowing Elf to appear with the advent calendar as well as his welcome letter on 1st December. Perhaps they are all kept in the same place out of the reach of little fingers?
Elf is found in a puddle of snow.
Arrange Elf and Santa’s letter by sprinkling some icing sugar or flour around in a silhouette as if Elf has just arrived straight from the North Pole covered in snow! Maybe add some footprints too? That would be really magical in sunny Australia huh!?
Delivery update from Santa
Change someone’s contact name in your phone to Santa, then get ‘Santa’ to SMS you in the early evening of 30th November to say that their little Christmas guest should be arriving during the night. How exciting!
Up to mischief already!
Choose somewhere that your child will visit first thing, perhaps their bookcase or the kitchen bench for breakfast and place Elf in a mischievous situation, check out our Blog for Christmas Elf Activity ideas. Honestly, did Elf not even manage one night without being naughty?
An early Christmas Present!
But how did Elf arrive from the North Pole? Wrapped up in the little brown box of course! Elf can be in the delivery box, with the letter from Santa. If you’ve found your Christmas wrapping paper, you could even wrap it up especially.
Let us know your welcome elf stories on our Elf for Christmas Facebook page! Make sure you aren’t left struggling for Christmas elf activity ideas, by filling in your Activity Planner in advance. We’ve got loads of activity ideas for children as well as mischief and kindness acts with your Elf on our Pinterest page.