This year, we will be introducing Elf on the Shelf for the first time! I thought we would combine this new tradition with our love for books.
So, our Elf on the Shelf will be reading lots of books! Yes, each morning my boys will find our Elf in some mischief enjoying a great holiday read. Would you like to join us? Here are all the details of our Elf on the Shelf Reads Books Project.
We plan to debut our Elf on the Shelf on November 30th. We will start by reading the book that comes with the Elf and naming our little guy. On December 1st, my boys will find the Elf for the first time. He will display a note that will read:
Each day I will be sharing a book with you that I had fun reading during the night. Some of the books I’ll get from your library so you’ll need to return them for me please. Other books that I bring from the North Pole are yours to keep! Happy Reading!
A different book and Elf scene will be displayed each day through Christmas Eve.
Here are the books we plan to showcase for the month. I’ve also included the mischief that we have planned for the Elf.
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Holiday Books and Scene Ideas for Elf on the Shelf
Book: Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
Scene: Elf will have a picnic with our stuffed animals. Book: An Otis Christmas by Loren Long
Scene: Elf playing in our toy barn with the tractors. Book: The Polar Express by Van Alsburg
Scene: Elf hanging out on our train table. Book: What Dogs Want for Christmas by Radzinski
Scene: Elf hanging out with our stuffed animal dog enjoying a doggy treat. Book: The Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia Scarry
Scene: Elf sniffing the sweet smell of candy canes. Book: Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor
Scene: Elf surrounded by fancy word cards (words from the story: aroma, compromise, heirlooms, delectable, and caroling) for us to discuss for the day. Book: Jingle Bells by Jeffrey Ebbeler
Scene: Elf hanging out with some bells. Book: Mrs. Santa Claus by Penny Ives
Scene: Elf riding a bike just like Mrs. Santa does in the book. Book: Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Litwin and Dean
Scene: Elf hanging out in a toy bus on the shelf.
Book: What is Christmas by Michelle Medlock Adams
Scene: Elf looking at symbols of the season. Book: Santa’s Book of Names by McPhail
Scene: Elf writing letters or names in fake snow. Book: Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Barry
Scene: Elf hanging out in the Christmas tree. Book: Snowmen at Christmas by Buehner
Scene: Elf will have made snowmen out of marshmallows. Book: Shhh! by Julie Skyes
Scene: Elf in the fireplace with soot on his nose. Book: The Legend of the Poinsettia by DePaola
Scene: Elf hanging out in a poinsettia plant. Book: Clifford’s Christmas Presents by Sonali Fry
Scene: Elf hanging outside my son’s door wrapped as a present. Book: The Story of Christmas by Patricia Pingry
Scene: Elf overlooking the manager in our nativity scene. Book: The Christmas Quiet Book by Underwood
Scene: Elf will be laying on a blanket near the Christmas tree. Book: Rock Star Santa by Krause
Scene: Elf playing our musical instruments. Book: Too Many Tamales by Soto
Scene: Elf getting messy in some masa. Book: A Fishmas Carol by Kearney
Scene: Elf enjoying a little holiday bath. Book: Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Scene: Elf will bring a countdown paper chain to count down the days until Christmas. Book: The Christmas Wreath by Hoffman
Scene: Elf will be hanging out in a wreath. Book: The Night Before Christmas
We had a personalized copy made for our youngest son from My Chronicle Books which we learned about from the Dirt and Boogers blog. Check out Amanda’s post, 5 Holiday Traditions for Young Kids for a discount code opportunity to make your own book!
Scene: Elf will be sitting next to the plate and cup that we leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
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