Advent is officially three days old now which means you have probably already run out of ideas for the Elf on the Shelf.
An American export, the elf is now well and truly a festive tradition in homes across Hertfordshire, alongside the usual advent calendars, Essex Live reports.
Children are told that the Elf on the Shelf, based on a 2005 children’s book, has been sent by Santa to keep an eye on them and then each morning it appears in a new location around the house.
Often times the elves get themselves into a bit of mischief overnight and move to places they shouldn’t.
Younger children think the elf has been moving around their house at night and older children just love finding it every day.
As it becomes more popular, parents have begun competing to see who can come up with most impressive ideas for what to do with the elf.
There are websites and social media pages dedicated to it and you can even buy outfits and accessories to help you set up elaborate scenarios.
Here are some of the best Elf on the Shelf ideas on the internet for parents who are already looking for more adventurous places for the elves to appear:
1. Frozen Elf on the Shelf
Elsa's ice powers have frozen this Elf into a solid block. All you need is water, a bowl and a bit of room in your freezer.
2. Weightlifting Elf on the Shelf
So simple but so funny. You just need two marshmallows and a cocktail stick.
3. Bubble Bath Elf on the Shelf
Ahhhh, nothing like it. Especially when you can eat the bubbles made from mini marshamallows.
4. Yoga Elf on the Shelf
Let's face it, we could all use a bit of yoga in the run-up to Christmas. You can make yoga mats using old bits of cloth or wood.
5. Kissing Booth Elf on the Shelf
What's Christmas without a bit of smooching? This elf wants a kiss. You can either print off a booth kit or make one with a biscuit box or a piece of card.
6. Sledging Elf on the Shelf
So easy to do this one. Just fashion a sled out of a packet lid or a tube top.
7. Potty Elf on the Shelf
A great one if you're toilet training at home. Even the Elf has to use the loo. Just to be clear, the poos are raisins...
8. Uno Elf on the Shelf
Who doesn't love a game of cards at Christmas? This one is simple as all you need is a little piece of material, a card game and a couple of your childrens' favourite toys. It doesn't have to be Uno of course, any pack of card will do.
9. Fishing Elf on the Shelf
Another favourite with little ones. This elf is fishing for mini crackers. You also need a cocktail stick and a piece of string.
10. Vacuuming Elf on the Shelf
It's all hands on deck with the housework at Christmas-time.
11. Cereal Elf on the Shelf
Not only will your kids love this one, but it'll remind them to be well-behaved. And all you need is a box of cereal.
12. Sack Race Elf on the Shelf
All you need here is a few paper bags and some of your childrens' favourite toys to join in the fun.
13. Snow Angel Elf on the Shelf
Everyone lovesa snow angel, why should the Christmas Elf be any different? You just need flour or icing sugar.
14. Toilet Trouble Elf on the Shelf
Imagine your childrens' faces when they walk into the bathroom in the morning and find the entire toilet is gift-wrapped? This one's genius.
15. Acrobatic Elf on the Shelf
Easy to do with a candy cane and some ribbon. Look at his cheeky face!
Have you come up with any Elf on the Shelf ideas that top these ones? If you have send them in to the Mercury and we will add them to this list!
So we've just gone back to school and we're starting our A2 courses now, mostly coursework in majority of subjects... which means English coursework.
I'm with AQA, doing the language investigation coursework, yet I've no idea WHATSOEVER on what to do it on and I need to have an idea fairly soon. Most people have chosen something easily, but I want an A (should be getting one really) and I don't wanna rush into something.
Only idea I've come up with is:
An idea of comparing the language of MSN (teacher suggestion), but I'm not sure at all... lack of real frameworks, and data collection could be difficult.
If I did it... I was thinking maybe get:
- Conversation of a guy speaking to a girl and a guy.
- Conversation of a girl speaking to a guy and a girl.
Then I could do gender comparisons as well as looking at internet language?
((''Pick what interests you'' doesn't really help, I'm not particularly interested in anything 'language related' I can think of.))