Monday, December 6, 2010

ADVENTures in Advent - Day 6

Today’s Activity: Elf the neighbors

Today’s Letter: G – Gift of Grace.
The poem reads: G is for Gifts Santa Leaves That Special Night

Discuss the 12 Days of Christmas – Day 6: Six Geese a Laying. We discussed that this was in line with the six days of creation that confesses God as Creator and Sustainer of the world (Genesis 1).

Tonight’s Movie: Elf (one of my all-time favorites!)

More information on the fun: When you get the opportunity to "Elf" the neighbors, it gets the boys in line with the whole thinking of how fun it is to give. You fill a bag with treats, ring the bell and run. They open it to find on their porch a bag filled with treats and a little poem attached that reads:

You have been Elfed!

Santa’s little helper has come to town
To leave these goodies you have found
If you wish to have the best season of all
You must help this "Elf" with his call

First, post this Elf where others can see
And leave it there ‘til Christmas Eve
Then other Elves will pass your door
To spread holiday cheer to even more

Second, make two goody bags and copy twice this sheet
So you can share the holiday treat
With two neighbors on our street

A mere two days is all you’ve got
So go ahead and give this fun a shot
Leave your treats where no Elf found
Which means that not one has been caught snooping around

So, as long as this sheets does not appear
You are safe to deposit your goods – is that clear?
Hide behind a bush, a car or a tree
Their surprise and joy you are sure to see.

Isn’t it fun to spread friendship and cheer
Through our neighborhood and street year to year?
It’s times like this that we know we are blessed
Our friends and our neighbors are simply the best.

And now another tradition is sure to have begun.
Thanks for sharing in this neighborhood fun.
And last but not least, enjoy the holiday season.
Give thanks to God for He is the reason!

Merry Christmas!!!

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