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Elf on the shelf at Redannick

Posted by cornwallcare on December 19, 2018

Staff and residents at Redannick had a lot of fun playing ‘Elf on the Shelf’ recently.

Each wing were given their own elf to play the game with. The residents found it really good fun and so did staff. Poor elf looks a bit sick in some of these photos as you would be if you were placed upside down on a Christmas tree!

The game derives from a book called The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas tradition. It is a picture book for children which was written in 2005 by Carol Aebersold, her daughter Chanda Bell and illustrated by Coë Steinwart.

The book tells a Christmas-themed story that explains how Santa Claus knows which child has been naughty and which child has been nice because his elves have been sent by Santa to watch over them at Christmas.

The book is written in rhyme and comes with a keepsake box with a scout elf toy. The elf has to be given a name by each family then the elf is given special Christmas ‘magic’ which helps it to fly back to Santa each night to tell him about its day. Every morning it returns home to perch on a new spot in the house and delight the little ones who rush around looking for it.

On this occasion our residents took the part of the little ones instead and were encouraged to find the elf once it had been placed in various places.

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