I did have them bring a few treats. They brought my kids each an activity book. I bought 2 of them last year at a local nursery but thought my son was too young so I printed some activity pages I found online and had them spiral bound at Office Max. I’ll give him the real one in a year or two.
I’m also having them bring my kids the elf microphone. Have you seen these? They can sing songs, use their real voices, or make themselves sound like elves. My daughter loves to use a microphone to practice her spelling words or work on a presentation. I got ours at Hallmark.
The only other extra thing I did this year was to hang our magic elf door. This is actually a fairy door that’s made to hang outside on a tree. There are windows and a hanging lantern. Super cute but it didn’t weather as well as I thought it would. I never actually hung the Christmas door outside (just the plain door) so I thought this would be a good way to get some use out of it. I hung it on a small wall under the stairs. My kids know it’s the door their elves use and not to touch it.
All of the Elf on a Shelf accessories can be found on Amazon if you're interested . . . .
Any new suggestions for me for our elf?