Alternatives to Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf has become wildly popular with many of our students.  The students love sharing about the different situations they have found their elves. Some students, however, are pretty clear with me that the Elf's unusual facial expression combined with the idea that he or she regularly reports back to Santa makes them feel uncomfortable.

For those parents who might be looking for an alternative approach that leads to that wonderful magical feeling of the season, please consider the following ideas:

The Imagination Tree - Alternatives to Elf on the Shelf

The Educators Spin On It - Kindness Elves