Elf on a Shelf

My nanny family has a cute Christmas tradition…Elf on a Shelf.
I like to find new ideas for the elf to do each night! These are some fun ideas that I want to do when I have kiddies of my own.
 A Note From The North Pole:
Have you ever wondered how Santa knows who is naughty and who is nice? Elf on a Shelf — A very special Elf that helps Santa know who to put on the Naughty and Nice list.
Excellent listeners and even better observers, these scout elves are the eyes and ears of Santa Claus. Although they cannot be touched, or else they may lose their magic, the elf will always listen and relay messages back to Santa. Taking in all the day-to-day activities around the house, no good deed goes unnoticed; these scout elves take their job seriously.
Each night, after the family goes to bed, the scout elf uses its magical Christmas powers to fly back to the North Pole. Once there, the elf will make his or her daily report to Santa.
Before the family awakes each morning, their special scout elf will fly back to their home from the North Pole. However, since these elves like to play games, don’t expect to find them in the same spot!
 Elf on a Shelf


Robert Sabuda Pop-Up Books for Your Lovebugs

Being a full time nanny, I read an astronomical amount of Children’s books! Robert Sabuda pop-ups are my favorite. His attention to detail is amazing; you can even see furniture inside the pop-up house of Alice in Wonderland! And the Emerald City Castle in The Wizard of Oz, comes with 3D glasses! Each page is a work of art. These books will blow you away! Paper Engineer Robert Sabuda is a pioneer in the field of Children’s Pop-Up Books. Since 1994, when he published his first title “The Christmas Alphabet,” Sabuda has not only been pushing the envelope and raising the bar in pop-up publishing, but he has virtually created his own genre. Though there are certainly other pop-up books being published, very few can compete with the sophisticated engineering of Sabuda’s work.
-Robert Sabuda Project
The kids LOVE them!



Sidewalk Chalk Paint

I made some chalk paint for Billy(7) and Boadie(5) today! They loved it! The boys pretended to be battling wizards and splattered this magic (chalk) all over the street with their wands (paint brushes).
Happy kids.
1/4 cup cornstarch + 1/4 cup water + 5 drops food coloring = Sidewalk Chalk Paint