Friday, December 20, 2013

Our Christmas Elf Applications!

I had so much fun with these little Elf Applications! My students took this so seriously and this was the best present I could have this Christmas. They actually believed they could apply to be an Elf! I am just back in Kindergarten after teaching 4th and 5th grade AIG (Academically Gifted Students.) I wanted this change and I can see why now! These children have not lost their magic, they still believe that anything is possible and I love that! I hope their creativity never gets stifled!

When we were going over the Application (they did this first) I asked them to really think hard about whether or not they wanted to be an Elf when they grew up. We talked about having to make all those toys and then what it would be like if they were sent out to homes and schools to be an Elf On A Shelf. One little girl almost cried saying she didn't want to be an elf! I told her just to say that she didn't want to apply. She is the one that is below. I think the cutest one of the bunch!

Most of mine wanted to be an Elf. We talked about why an elf would have to like toys, snow, and of course, Christmas. They had such a good time doing this.

My only regret is that I cannot find the file or where I got this free item. I have searched through TPT where I usually get my free items and I can't find it anywhere. When you add something to your wish list and then download the item, it is gone. If someone knows who I can link this free item to, please let me know. I couldn't even share the link with my co-teachers since it is lost somewhere. It must not be titled Elf Application.

I love the little faces they made! Cute activity and it tied in well with careers and why you need to have certain skills and likes to be successful in a job choice!

At beginning of the year, my students couldn't even hold scissors for the most part. I just love the way they have learned to cut out carefully. These pieces were not that big and they had to cut the collar, the hat, all of the pieces. They have come a long way since the beginning of the year!


  1. Pam, thanks for stopping by my blog! You left a comment on my Gingerbread Bear post. This elf application activity is SO cute! I'm going to use it next year. Since our school is all about writing now, I think it will fit in perfectly.

    Your latest follower,

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

  2. Sharon, I enjoyed your blog! I plan on visiting again soon. Thanks for the comment about our little Elf activity. I enjoyed this so much.... my little friends still believe and I think that is so wonderful! Thanks for the comment, Pam

  3. Hello Pam,
    I don't know if you're still looking for the link to this activity, but I believe I found it:
    Keep up the great work,