Fun Friday! – Here Comes Santa Clause!
Can you believe that it is that time of year already? Thanksgiving is over and Christmas will be here before you know it! It seems like 2009 went by in a flash! One of my favorite holiday traditions is our little elf friend “Criddle”. He comes to visit every year after Thanksgiving. He usually shows up on December 1st and stays until Christmas Eve.
If you have followed our blog or our website for long you have probably seen him before but I couldn’t resist sharing him with you again! Last year he first appeared in the manger scene. I loved it. This gave us an opportunity to discuss the true meaning of Christmas and to set the mood for the season. My kids love Criddle and their behavior dramatically improves once they know they are being “watched” by someone that reports to the North Pole!
This is a fun tradition that both you and your children can enjoy. Print the [download id=”197″] Poem and add an elf that you can leave around your house and watch the magic happen. Each night the elf returns to the North Pole to report to Santa so be sure to change the location of the elf each night after your children have gone to bed. Your children will wake up each morning searching for his new location. Remind them that there is no touching or he will certainly lose his magic! Your children will change their behavior immediately. After all, who wants a bad report to go to Santa right before Christmas? Happy Holidays!