This has been a truly wonderful book and tradition that our family has now adopted. The way the ladies created the story to go with the Elf was just brillant. Our daughter loved that she got to name the Elf and that she doesn't know where he will be the next day.
I think the Elf is really cute. They book is nice too. My dog especially loves the elf, I find my 2 year old playing fetch with him!
Love this elf. Our kids know he is always watcing. They love to fnd him each morning.
Ha! As a mom of ten I can't understand how I had never heard of Elf on the Shelf before this year. My kids ( much to my chagrin, especially my teens) have had an ABUNDANCE of fun with Elf in just the week we have had him. In fact, his antics made great fodder for a holiday tradition update on my blog www.tenkids2dogs.wordpress.com I truly hope to keep the tradition of The Elf on the Shelf alive and well for my children and eventually their children for years to come!!!
This is the first year with our Elf on the Shelf! My daughter named her Kayla and I crocheted her a skirt. My daughter blows her kisses every morning and night before bed. She loves looking for Kayla in the mornings to find out what spot she will be in! And my daughter does not like it if I tell Kayla to send a message to Santa for me when she doesn't listen! Its an awesome idea and has become a new family tradition!
We are having so much fun wondering every night where we will find our 2 Elves. This is the first year we have done this and it will definately be a new tradition to our holiday. I would recommend this for anyone. We also have the book and the dvd.
This is definitely a MUST read!!! I teach 1st grade. After we come back from Thanksgiving holiday each year, I read the book to the class. I let the students suggest names for our elf and then they vote on the name they want. We have 3 weeks of shear joy before Christmas holidays! What a motivator to get kids to do their work when they know the elf is watching and reporting back to Santa each night. Of course, it does take a few minutes to settle them down when they come back from PE, lunch, etc., to find the elf in a different place!!
I purchased the "girl" elf just before last Christmas. I have two girls, so I thought a girl one would be more fun! My girls are over age 10 and they loved looking for the elf every morning. I enjoyed looking for some fun hiding spots too! And same with my husband! It makes Christmas time more magical!!
This super cute my son loves this. It wonderful family tradition we do near holiday that my son looks forward to
The Elf on the Shelf was introduced to our family over 6 years ago, Jack, as we call him, it a wonderful tradition that we started with our kids. No matter the age my kids still look forward to where Jack is the next morning. Though I am not as creative as some parents, it is pure entertainment and joy for our family during the Christmas season. My little still get teary eyed when she has to say good bye to Jack on Christmas Eve. I highly recommend Elf on the Shelf, it is a great tradition and memories for years.
My kids get so excited every morning to see where the elf has moved too, they don't care as much that he is watching their actions but they have been VERY clear that they don't want him in their room, that idea is creepy for them. We wish we had one for the grandparent's house when we visit!
We love the Elf on the Shelf! We started the tradition last year when our kids were 12, 3 and 1 and this year the four year old was overjoyed to see the elf appear on December 1st! He finally named him this year, Joseph, and i love the imaginative questions that our Joseph Elf sparks and the interesting conversations we have because of him. Our 13 year old likes finding new perches for him and even our two year old seems much more aware of him this year. I wish I had had an elf like this when I was a kid!
Absolutely. Read this! So so cute during the holidays! Our Elf brought us this book on his first visit to us. Now we read it every year anticipating his arrival.
I'm a first grade teacher and many of my students have the Elf on the Shelf. They can't stop talking about it- they absolutely love it! They told me he watches how they behave at home so they can stay on the nice list. If only he could watch their behavior at school!
A friend of mine gave this to us three years ago and it has started such a wonderful tradition in our house. I recommend this to anyone with young children. It's now one of my favorite gifts to give.