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With the Holidays coming up. Many of us are continuing the Elf on the Shelf tradition, and some of us are starting the tradition. Either way, we are always looking for new ideas to keep things fun and interesting! Our family elf is called Mater. Yes, after the Cars Movie, Mater. This is his 7th year with us and he seems to have gotten into plenty of trouble since then! The kids have gotten in trouble too by touching him. Let me share How to Restore Elf on the Shelf Magic when the Elf Lost His Magic!
Why can't kids touch Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a special toy that helps Santa know if kids are being naughty or nice. If kids touch ELF, he might not be able to report back to Santa, and then the kids won't get any presents on Christmas!
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How do I get my elf's magic back?
First, you need to find your magical elf. This may take some time, but it's worth it! Once you've found your elf, you need to make a pledge to him/her that you will always be truthful. Elves are very honest creatures and they need people in their lives who can also be truthful.
How does an elf lose its magic?
After making your pledge, you need to follow the elf's rules. Elves are very particular about following the right rules and if you don't obey them, your magic will disappear.
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Do elves lose their magic if adults touch them?
When the elf on the shelf is touched by an adult, it's like they are getting a hug from Santa himself. This makes the elf on the shelf very happy and helps him or her to report back to Santa about all of the good things that are happening in your house while you're asleep at night.
Elf Lost His Magic! How to Restore Elf on the Shelf Magic
Today I thought it would be important to talk about what to do if a child touches the Elf and causes it to lose his magic. This very situation happened just the other day in our house. I knew right away he would have to write a letter to Santa. So we set to work on having my son copy the letter I wrote for him.
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Then I went on a hunt for a checklist and couldn't find one I liked. So I made this one and you can currently get it for free. I like that motivates my kids to clean their rooms because that is a daily struggle in our house!
You can convert your child's letter to an email and send it to Santa. There are also some fun games and activities on that site as well.
My plan is to have the Elf show up the next day all bandaged up and on ‘bed rest' with a note from Santa!
I'd love to hear some of the great ways your elf has visited you!!
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Elf Recovery Certificate
Elf Recovery Certificate, instant downloadable PDF. The perfect way to show your elfs magic has been restored and give your child a reminder from Santa himself, to not touch their elf again! Simply print it out, it's as easy as that!
What have you done when your Elf Lost His Magic and you needed to restore Elf on the Shelf Magic?
I did it I have to wait till the morning
Elizabeth Sanchez says
Dear Santa,I accidentally touched the elf and I did sprinkle a lil cinnamon but I’m super sorry for being bad and I hope my elf feels better.