Today the junior Elf Scouts decided to try “self elf tossing”.
This is a good game for teaching junior Elf Scouts how to quickly run and hide before someone sees them. They have to scramble and scurry as fast they can when I shout “Go!”.
When I shout “Go!”, they have to run and jump as quickly as they can into the mouth of a pumpkin. If they don’t make the jump right into the pumpkin mouth hole, they have to clamber and climb to get inside as fast as they can.
All the other elves cover their eyes while the Grumpy Elf counts down from 10. When he gets to zero, all the other elves open their eyes. If one of the junior scouting elves hasn’t hidden inside a pumpkin, they are out! The scouting elves keep doing this until there is a winner. To make it harder each time, the Grumpy Elf moves the pumpkin mouths up higher and higher and further and further away.
The junior scouting elves love this silly game and it is good practice for when they go to people’s homes at Christmas and have to be quick elves who can jump on shelves!
P.S. What other things do you think the scouting elves have to practice before they go to people’s homes for Christmas?
Elves are very good at disguises and at simply disappearing. Here are two junior elves who are practising wearing disguises before going to someone’s home closer to Christmas.
I think Sherlock Elf is going to have to give them a few more lessons on disguises though. Just putting a pumpkin on your head isn’t going to fool any children. Kids are WAY too smart for that Halloween costume!
As you can tell though, elf scouts really get into the spirit of Halloween. This year they might even post a few more fun photos of the antics they get up. And who knows what will happen at this year’s big elf Halloween party! All I can tell you is that it is going to be elf-epic!
Just remember, the only thing sillier than an elf…
Is a silly elf at Halloween!
P.S. What silly things do you think the elves will do before Halloween?