Friday, 6 December 2013

Advent for Kids: Our little Kindness Elves...

I have always loved the idea of "Elf on the Shelf"; I have watched with glee some of the Pinterest boards and their crazy, inventive elf mischief! However, I've never been a huge fan of the idea of "this little elf is here to watch you, report back on your behaviour and see if you're worthy of presents"... The whole point of Christmas is God sending the greatest gift to undeserving people, so the two ideas just seem like polar opposites to me...

That's why I was SO excited when Anna, over at Imagination Tree (her blog is well worth checking out by the way), introduced the idea of Kindness Elves; little elves who come up with ideas for kind things we can do, and notice the kind things the children have done!

So on Sunday morning, when the girls headed downstairs, Nico and Nati had arrived! Ava has SO loved coming downstairs to find them every morning, and has loved all the little challenges they have set her...

Sunday: climbing the candlestick!


Hi Ava and Heidi! We are Nico and Nati and we are Kindness Elves! Lets have some fun making a card for someone special... You can choose who!

Monday: ready for some baking!


Good morning! Your card was SO lovely! Today we are baking cookies for baby Harry's family... Want to help???

Tuesday: attempting to break into the larder

The cookies were really delicious! Thank you! Did you know there are lots of people in the world who don't have enough to eat? Let's go shopping and get some food for Food Bank!

Wednesday: Sitting on a bunch of Mama's flowers!


It was so lovely how you shared your lunch with Nanny yesterday... Well done! Aren't these flowers beautiful?? Why don't you buy a flower for someone special today?

Thursday: Reading a brand new book

Hi Ava and Heidi! We've got a new book and would like to share it with you... Could you do some nice sharing today too?

Friday: ready to make Nikolaus sacks!

Hello! We were so impressed with how kind you were to your friends yesterday... And look! Nikolaus has come!! Lets make some little Nikolaus sacks to give to your friends!

As you can see, we've had a lot of fun! You're welcome to join in!


  1. What a beautiful concept, i am doing elf on the shelf however not rigidly sticking to the whole concept xx

  2. I love how positive this idea is, what a great way of encouraging kindness in children and showing how giving can be so rewarding.

  3. This is such a wonderful idea! I shall have to try it next year (no chance it will happen this year!!).

  4. Aww! Yours puts our Elf to shame lol. x

  5. I just love all of your ideas!

  6. Where can we get these darling elves?

  7. Awww, I LOVE this idea :) We haven't started our Elf on the Shelf yet and I am not sure if we will BUT I will definitely be taking this idea into account if we do. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  8. Lovely ideas, I might have to pinch some :)

  9. I am very impressed with the ingenuity of those elves-may be storing some of those idea for the future, thank you :)

  10. I really love how you're doing this, and how each day links to the previous. Really wonderful x #ElfTakeover

  11. Some great ideas for elves here, thanks :)

  12. Where can I find an yours


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