Are you looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf? How about trying something a little more positive and uplifting? This year we’re starting a Kindness Elves Christmas tradition. I think counting down the days until Christmas will be extra fun with a little kindness sprinkled in each day. We were sent the Kindness Elves for review along with Camp Kindness this summer. I am an affiliate for the Kindness Elves. Any purchases made through my links in this post will earn me a commission.
Start a Kindness Elves Christmas Tradition
What I love most about Christmas is the message of loving others. That’s one of the main reasons Jesus was born – to teach us how to live. (You can read more of my thoughts on the commercialization of Christmas here.) Practicing kindness is something we all need. My kids need some help remembering how to be kind to each other. Sometimes we get into a funk and start down of path of being unkind. That’s where the Kindness Elves come in. They are a magical tool for parents to use to inspire children to be kinder and more empathetic towards others.
Each day up until Christmas, the Kindness Elves are going to leave a note for my kids with a kindness challenge and/or an activity suggestion. A few years ago, Aiden and I did a Christmas Science Advent Calendar. Each day we did a Christmas themed science activity. It was such a fun way for us to connect and focus on Christmas. This year my focus is on kindness instead of science. Although I’m sure the Kindness Elves will be suggesting science activities – they love science after all. And doing activities together will make lasting memories for my family.
The letter says:
We are the Kindness Elves. Our names are Flora and Sage. We need your help spreading some Christmas kindness this year. Ready to help?
I printed the notepaper and acts of kindness hearts from the Camp Kindness ebook. You can also download the notepaper for free from the Kindness Elves blog. Or you can buy the accessories pack that comes with acts of kindness cards, mini postcards, stickers, and more.
Each day Flora and Sage will leave them a note. Sometimes they will get a letter thanking them for doing something kind. Sometimes the Kindness Elves will do something kind for the kids. This is my favorite idea from Anna (creator of the Kindness Elves). Having the elves model kindness is a brilliant idea. It’s the exact opposite of the mischievous elf on the shelf who likes to leave messes for kids to clean up. (Not to mention he just creeps me out.)
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