This year, our elf on the shelf shall be delivering a special gift to our children about half way through December in the form of snowman soup!
They are so easy to make:- take a clear cellophane bag/cone or small jar (baby food jars work well), layer with instant hot chocolate, mini marshmallows and a few sweets of your choice. Tie with a ribbon and attach a candy cane. Then attach a label with the following poem:-
Was told you've been real good this year.
Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow.
It's sure to do the trick!
I may keep our Christmas mugs hidden and bring them out especially for this occaision.
This is the first year we've tried this but I know my children will love it! Going to save it for when it's a particularly cold and frosty night.