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Elf on a Shelf Craft Program

I had a special December program that I called Elf on a Shelf Extravaganza. It was for all ages and a huge success! I picked a couple of books and songs from my go-to Christmas pile, setup the crafts and let the families have fun!


  • Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve
  • Bear Stays Up For Christmas
  • Mouse’s First Christmas
  • Little Santa
  • 12 Days of Christmas (the Jane Cabrera version)
  • The House That Santa Built
  • Santa Duck


  • Snowflake, Snowflake by Carole Peterson from H.U.M.
  • This is Christmas Time by Kimbo from Holiday Piggyback Songs
  • Ring Those Bells by Wee Sing from Wee Sing for Christmas
  • Snow Fun by Carol Hammett from Preschool Action Time
  • I’m a Little Snowflake by Laurie Berkner from Whaddaya Think of That?
  • Hat and Jacket, Pants and Boots by Carole Stephens from Season Sings
  • Jingle Bells and Stop  by Carole Stephens from Season Sings
  • We’re Marching in the Snow  by Carole Stephens from Season Sings


Elf Gingerbread House Oriental Trading


Elf Gingerbread House Station

Gingerbread House for your elf (from Oriental Trading).


Elf Magic Scratch Ornaments

Magic Scratch Elf ornaments (also from Oriental Trading).


Elf Tattoo Station

Tattoo Station with soaking wet cotton balls. Works perfectly and no mess to clean up!


Elf on a Shelf Donuts

“Shrunkin’ Donuts”

Elf on a Shelf Shrunkin Donuts

Mini-donuts using Cheerios, frosting and sprinkles.

Elf on a Shelf Trees

Foam trees using dot markers as “ornaments.”

Elf on a Shelf Hats

Elf Hats with ears and cotton balls

Elf on a Shelf Bells

Bells using paper cups, bells, and pipe cleaners. Decorate with stickers and markers.



This entry was posted on December 10, 2014 by in After School Library Programs, Christmas Storytime, Crafts and tagged , , .

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