The Holiday season is a time rich for inciting wonder in children. There are so many joyful things to believe in and our little ones are always looking for clues to prove the magic is real.
In recent years, parents have welcomed activities such as “Elf On The Shelf” to involve the whole family in creative holiday fun and learning. Children acknowledge the ever-watchful eyes of Mr. or Mrs. Elf, whom allegedly reports back to Santa and gets in lots of mischief during his or her brief stay in your household.
This year, we’re challenging our creative parents and children to participate in “Kindness Elves” in lieu of gift-centric naughty elves. This adorable concept was imagined by Anna Ranson, the Mom and mastermind behind The Imagination Tree. Kindness elves visit children who already devote time and kindness to their communities, children like our Ambassadors, and they collaborate with children about how to give back during the holiday season. The elves work overnight to provide children with a kindness challenge. For instance, children may wake up to find their kindness elves holding a spatula and lounging in a mixing bowl, with a note saying “let’s make cookies for our neighbor today.” Like “Elf on the Shelf,” they need a little magic from parents but are worth the extra effort. And the best news is you can use your existing “Elf on the Shelf” to make the kindness magic happen.