Fun Stuff & Ideas
Fun Stuff & Ideas
Our packs provide you with everything you need to spark the excitement and fun of the ‘Christmas Magic Mission’. At this point, we just want to stress that you don’t need to use any other props or toys, or even think up of any other stories or ideas. You can keep it all very simple. But for those that want to, we have put together some ideas that we have incorporated into our own family tradition over the years. Feel free to come up with your own ideas to make it even more unique and personal for your own children.
‘Magic dust’ and chocolate coins
We know it can be a little messy, but we love to sprinkle a little glitter around the cards each day to give the impression of magic dust. Some of our customers have also made tiny elf footprints in the glitter too! When our kids receive a green card, we also leave a chocolate coin as a little ‘well done’ reward. (Thorntons ‘Smiles’ chocolate coins are our favourite and have the added bonus of having a happy face on them!).
In the picture above, we had also handwritten a note from the elves, rolled it up and tied it with Christmas Ribbon. Write a magical reply to a letter the kids have sent to the elves for example, or maybe the elves could be sending a letter to say congratulations on something such as their Nativity play! So much fun to be had.
Gift Box (or a kid’s homemade one!)
You can use a little gift box to leave the ‘Christmas Magic’ cards on top of each day and then keep them safe inside. This can also double up as a place to leave rewards if you want to!
Alternatively, and this is a cute idea. Why not get a box (maybe something with a lid such as a shoebox) and get the kids to decorate it? Let them pop their cards inside to keep them safe, along with all their other items from the elves, and even any other crafty items they have made in school that year. This can be a lovely keepsake for you.
Make use of your own decorations
You don’t need to run out and buy new props to bring the magic to life. Simply leaving the little ‘Christmas Magic’ cards for the kids to find is exciting enough. But you can use the decorations you currently have. For example, leave the cards beside a stuffed toy, on a countdown to Christmas decoration or snowglobe or even in a little Christmas postbox. (If fact you can even let the kids make their own special Christmas postboxes out of a decorated shoebox!). If you have an advent stocking, you can place the cards in that every day.
Have a look at your own decorations and an idea may pop into your head. For example last year, when I was getting our decorations down from the attic, I remembered about our Christmas card holder and thought this would be a perfect place to display Josh’s cards, and when he got 5 green cards in a row, he would get a special reward from the elves.
Use a toy elf
Lots of our customers use a toy elf with the cards, and in fact we do too. Ours is called Gus (that’s him in the picture!). Others have installed little elf doors in their houses, and the cards are delivered through it each day!
As you can see there are so many different ideas you can use. If you have ones of your own, we would love to hear them!