You may have heard all about the Elf on the Shelf trend, and how families are having fun moving the elf each day and posing it in all sorts of fun ways. The truth is the Elf on a Shelf phenomenon is a fun one, and one that isn’t letting up anytime soon. If you are debating doing the Elf on the Shelf tradition in your home, take a look below at 10 reasons to do Elf on the Shelf with your family. You will find that it can be a fun holiday favorite you grow to love
Make this a yearly event at your household and tradition is encouraged. Kids will come to expect and anticipate it each year and it will become a beloved part of their holiday.
2. It encourages positive behavior.
The whole idea of the elf is that he is a helper of Santa’s. He is keeping a lookout for who is behaving, so the tradition of the elf can encourage kids to be their best.
3. It encourages creativity
Older kids will love hiding the elf, posing it, and creating fun situations with it. Moving the elf each day encourages creativity on their part.
4. It encourages problem-solving.
Kids will love hunting for the elf each day to find where he is. Encourage problem-solving even more when you leave clues for the elf’s whereabouts.
5. It promotes family bonding.
The Elf on the Shelf tradition promotes family bonding over a common interest. It is a fun way to spend time together as a family.
6. It is a fun way to countdown to Christmas.
You can move the elf each day for 10, 15, or 25 days before Christmas, making it a fun way to countdown to the holiday.
7. It brings magic back to the holiday.
Kids need a little magic around the holiday, and the ever moving elf is a great way to bring a little magic back to the season.
8. There are all sorts of movies, toys, games to go along with it.
Why just stop at the hiding the elf? There are all sorts of games, toys, and a family friendly movie to go along with the Elf on the Shelf series!
9. It allows parents to interact with kids.
The Elf on the Shelf concept is basically a game between you and your child. This is a great way to interact with your kids that’s both fun and creative.
10. It is a great reminder of Christmas past.
The Elf on the Shelf concept isn’t a new one. These “shelf elves” were quite big in the 60’s and 70’s. This is a great way to bring some nostalgia back into your home for the holidays.