We were on a bike trail the other day and ran across a ELF HOUSE!!! My kids almost exploded they were so excited! There was a little door with things... little things inside. There was a sign that said this...
You have fount my little house. Please don't wrick it for me and all of the children who enjoy finding it! I takes me a long time to fix things. You are welcome to explore my home and add a few NATURAL touches if you like.
Needless to say, my kids (and husband) HAD to start hand crafting some little goodies for the elf. They made a slide out of bark and a couple benches out of twigs. We had to make a visit the very next week.
I'm posting this to explain how important imagination is. My kids dream about the elf, make projects for the elf, even knocked on the door before opening the elf door. It was so fun, and magical. I hope my kids look back at these days with GREAT memories of fun adventure of childhood.