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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Freebie Elf Applications!!  What a beau-ti-ful day it is here in Georgia!  I know some of our Northern friends are looking for snow, but here...not so much!  

So to get us in the wintery mood amidst this heat wave, we just created a cute freebie for you guys!  It's an elf application!  We have seen a few out there already, but we hope this one is a little different.  We read a new story The Littlest Elf that we got with our last Scholastic Book Order.  It's a cute little book about the tiny elf in the family who has to find the right "elf job" for him.  So our application lets each of your "little elves" apply for the job that they think is right for them, whether it's in the toy workshop, elf bakery, or gift wrapping!

Your students will get to draw a picture of just what they would create for their particular job (maybe a fancy holiday tiered cake, or the coolest new toy, or maybe a present wrapped in zebra print with a red bow!)  Who knows!  Just let your kiddos' imaginations and creativity flow. 

Then they can write a persuasive/opinion piece that will help them "get the job".  To add a little incentive, we always have each kiddo read their writing and the class decides if they should be hired!  They get a little treat if they are!  But alas, it's Christmas, so they also get a little treat even if they aren't hired!  But it's still tons of fun!

As an extension, you could also let your kiddos use a variety of materials to bring their ideas to life. That's our plan! Then we can hang their awesome writing a long with a really creative piece of art for a one of a kind hall display!

If this sounds like a winner of an activity, then click the link below to take you right to your own printable copy!  There is one application and 3 different writing papers depending on which job each "elf" is applying for! 

Hope you enjoy! 


  1. What a fun way to motivate kids to spend time writing! I'm sharing on Playdough to Plato's Facebook page here:


  2. Aww! Glad you like it! And thanks for the shout-out too!

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  4. Thank you for this!! So generous!!