Day 1 ~ What it’s all about ~ Introducing the “My Christmas Elf” series

Over the next three weeks, “My Pigeon Pair” will be showcasing a series of ideas and activities to enrich your Christmas Elf experience. This series is called….. 

The activities are designed to be independent of each other so you can do as few or as many as you like!

To get back to basics and explore what the “Elf On The Shelf” concept is all about, check out my posts HERE and HERE.

But here is the “heads up” as to how the “My Christmas Elf” series will work.  

Each day is divided into four categories.

This is a printable card, that gives your children a “clue” as to where your elf is hiding and what that cheeky elf has been up to!  The Clue is written as a rhyme.  All Clue Cards for the first two weeks come as one A4 printable for you to download, print and cut.  If you are planning on continuing this tradition my suggestion would be to laminate the cards!  I will be! These will be available later this week.

This category offers suggestions on how to position your Elf to match that days clue and activity!  Get creative! 

The best learning occurs in context.  What better context to learn all about Maths, English, Cooking and Creating then through a magical Christmas Elf!

 This section will give you step by step instructions and ideas on how to turn each day with the elf into a learning experience.   This is your chance to catch a teachable moment amidst the awe and wonder the Elf will bring into your home.

Once your child has discovered the Elf, each mischievous position and clue card leads naturally onto a teachable moment and activity.

Once again flexibility is the key and each activity has been designed with both TEACHERS and PARENTS in mind.  Just adjust the activity to suit your student!

These activities are suited to children aged 2 -8 with age appropriate adjustments made by the parent or teacher.

The name says it all!  Many of the activities have a printable to take all the guesswork out of your Elf experience.  These worksheets and activities are aimed at varying learner levels.  If your little one is a pre writer you can do the activities together, with the parent or teacher playing scribe and the learner, the reporter, telling you all the answers.  But don’t underestimate the ability of the student!!!  It is amazing just how much students are capable of with a little ‘Elf Magic’ thrown in!  Remember this is a child centred activity, let them go at their own pace and be guided by the individual as to how you will complete the task.

Surely all this is just for fun and no “real” learning is happening!  Prove colleagues and other parents wrong with most activities being linked to the Australian Curriculum! Most activities are aimed at Pre-School students, Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2.  But many can also be adjusted for Years 3 and 4. 

So are you ready for the fun to begin?  Now is the time to get organised and to help you out here is the first FREE PRINTABLE! 

 “My Christmas Elf” Calendar

Simply Click The Link Above and Print!

This calendar is dated starting form November 25th and going all the way through to Christmas.  As you think of an Elf idea, jot it down in the To Do List section!

You can use this calendar to schedule in your families “Elf Appearances” or just to help get organised for the busy Christmas Season! 

Later in the series there will also be a

“Printable Calendar pre filled with fun elf activities”

for you and your family! 

Tomorrow some great ideas on how to welcome the Elf into your home!

Do you have any questions about The Christmas Elf?

Leave a comment on our Facebook page we are more than happy to help! 

Comments

  1. I can’t wait to see what you come up with Larissa! I was running out of ideas towards the end of festive season for our little elf.

  2. Yay! I’ve been waiting to see this! It all looks so fabulous, and you have put me in the mood for Christmas!!

  3. Yay!! Let the fun begin!!

  4. Cant wait to join in with this one! I love Christmas and the kids are already so excited about Buddy coming back!

  5. I love that is has a teachable point to it and looks so much fun .

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