A very important junior Elf Scout skill is being able to hide so no one can spot you.
Today, the elves had lots of fun carving pumpkins for Halloween. The elves carved all kinds of pumpkins. They carved scary pumpkins. They carved funny pumpkins. Then they tidied up their mess and toasted pumpkin seeds.
When the elves came back, they found this pumpkin. But the other elves know that the junior Elf Scouts are always practicing their scouting skills. That is because the junior Elf Scouts have to be really good at their elf hiding skills before they can go to someone’s home for Christmas.
So, when the other elves came back from toasting pumpkin seeds, they noticed something. They noticed something funny. They noticed a little trail of footprints and pumpkin seeds going to this pumpkin.
Now elves love playing tricks on each other. So the other elves started talking very loudly about putting a candle in their new jack-o-lanterns. They even got some candles and started to put them into this pumpkin!
The two junior Elf Scouts came running out from hiding in the pumpkin. “No! No!”, they said. That’s when all the other elves started rolling around giggling.
That’s when the two junior Elf Scouts knew they’d been tricked. They started giggling and rolling around too.
Then they all sat down and had some more of Mrs. Claus’ fancy toasted pumpkin seeds. They are very good with hot cocoa and those yummy imported marshmallows I bring home for her.
And now you know why elves never hide in pumpkins!
P.S. Can you find the two elves in the photo? Are the junior Elf Scouts good at hiding?
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?
I know many of you have wonderful Christmas traditions. You have told me about them in my blog! (Yes, I do read everything that you write in my blog 😊 !) Well, I have special Christmas traditions too. Another is my annual Christmas Wish for the World 🌎!