I have stumbled onto a new Christmas tradition that I'm embracing with full force: the story of The Elf on the Shelf.
The story goes that in December, little elves come down from the North Pole and stay at our homes, keeping and eye on all the little girls and boys. At night, they report back to Santa and tell him how everyone is behaving. When they return, they sit in different places around the house, which makes a fun game every morning for kids (where's the elf today?). It's such a charming idea, I just had to share it with my two LEAP readers :)
The Elf on the Shelf comes as a boxed set - the book and your very own elf. Or, just buy your own elf and verbally share the story!
click the link to buy the box set and to register your elf at the North Pole! Also find recipes and online games.