Here is the second would you rather blogmas question… would you rather be one of Santa’s elves or one of the reindeer? Thank you to Three Cats and a Girl for these fun topics.
I have actually done this question in my classes from time to time. It is always interesting to see what the kid think and why! We usually tie this with an elf project where the children create paper elves of themselves and fill out an elf application to apply for a job at the North Pole.
So… ask your child. Which would he/she rather be and elf or a reindeer.
Now if your child picks elf… share How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace. Encourage your child to draw or use construction paper to create him/herself as a elf. Which job would they want?
If your child picks reindeer… share Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight by Jerry Pallota (this is a favorite of mine, and my son Colby). Create a paper bag reindeer or draw a picture of the sleigh flying high in the sky.
So… to answer the question myself, I think I’d rather be an elf. I’m not sure I’d want to fly at warp speed around the world pulling a sleigh. I’d want to help bake treats for Santa and Mrs. Claus or help organize the elves who wrap the gifts.