This is a wonderful tradition to start for little children. Remind them that the Elves make the toys and are Santa Claus helpers, so they understand why they are planting seeds. Explain that the Elves will leave them a gift. You can do this Christmas Eve or a few nights before.
You don’t need an elf on the shelf to do this, anything works
The night before Christmas take a bowl and fill it with sugar or flour. Then have the children plant candy in the bowl as seeds. Once the children are in bed remove the candy and fill the bowl with Candy Canes. Can you imagine the looks on their precious little faces in the morning when they see the gift that the Elves gave them?
Next morning, SURPRISE!
Have some added fun! Get the mini candy canes and use them before the big ones! Your children will be AMAZED!
Create new memories this Christmas that will last a lifetime.