Many parents enlist Elf on the Shelf to remind their kids that he/she’s keeping tabs on them and letting Santa know if they should be on the ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ list…
How can we use this concept to enhance the Elf experience and align with Life Skill Principles?
Team Life Skill has a Really Cool Answer!
We’ve put together a cool adaptation to help utilize Elf on the Shelf as another support tool just like our instructors!
Here’s how it works:
1. There are 8 Elf SKILLS.
2. Each night, have the Elf leave a challenge or message alternating through one skill, in order.
3. Rotate through each one 3 times equals 24 days of Elf SKILLS starting December 1st.
4. For even more fun and better results, the child can earn 5 points each day they complete the challenge and then the Elf will leave a small gift once they receive 20 points. Gifts can include candy, money, art supplies, etc.
Here are the Fun Challenges:
Click Here for sample text you can print out as a note from the Elf on the first night.
Click Here for a sample challenge for your child
Click Here for a quick cheat sheet of subtopics for each of the Elf SKILL
We hope these Elf ideas inspires you to use this concept to enhance your Elf experience.
Also, be sure to use the hashtag #ElfSkill if you make posts on your social media pages. Feel free to share with your friends!
To learn more about the powerful Life Skill childhood development program that uses martial arts as the vehicle for growth, or to get your child started, Click Here