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The tradition continues
When our girls grew up, married and their families grew, CASHEW, with his irrepressible desire to delight, sent his Elf cousins to their homes as well. Cashew and his relatives come from a well bred line of kindly elves and though cheeky and ornery at times, they are always fun and lighthearted in their appearances.
Little ones are continually amused when they unexpectedly spot their elf in some peculiar location. Though they won’t admit it, even the bigger KIDS scan each room curious to where the elves might be currently busing themselves.
Meet the Elf clan
Cashew still arrives each December to captivate the grandchildren but just like us, the years have accumulated for him. His initial appearance was in the early 80’s and through the years of annual visits and vacationing in storage, I mean the North Pole, Cashew has faded and become less frolicking than in his younger days.
Last Christmas, Cashew came with a little white-colored sprite named Coconut to apprentice for the season and then assume the duties of senior elf. His white color makes it easier to blend in making it a little more difficult to spot him, especially for the older kiddos.
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Don’t Eat CASHEW!
Join in the fun with with your kids or grandchildren (or classroom students) with a holiday game featuring a whimsical Elf fellow called, Don’t Eat Cashew! This FREE printable is a great Christmas activity for kids.
Download Don’t Eat Cashew How-to below…
To play the game…
- Print out the game board.
- For durability, laminate at home or at your local office supply store.
- Supply candy pieces
RULES OF THE GAME DON’T EAT CASHEW!
• Place one piece of candy in each square of the game board.
• Send the first child away from the room and have the remaining children choose which square will be “CASHEW”.
• Then have the first child come back and begin eating the candy, one at a time.
• As soon as the child tries to pick up the candy that is on the “CASHEW”, everyone yells, “Don’t eat CASHEW!!!!”
• Refill the game board with candy and play again with the next child.
Your FREE – Don’t Eat Cashew!
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Very cute and fun game. I'm sure my nephews and niece would looooove it (and myself as well……)
Merry Christmas Lorraine to you and all your family.
Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor says
Benjamin enjoyed this post along with me…how fun and cute
Janice Pattie says
Thank you for your Christmas wishes Lorraine, wishing you and your family the best of the season. Your new blog look is so beautiful, I must make a New Years resolution to return more often. Janice X
Merry CHristmas !!!!!!1
Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
That's so cute, I love seeing everyone's Elf antics! Merry Christmas to you an your family Lorraine-enjoy:@)
What an adorable game…I love it.
What a sweet idea – I can just see how the little ones (and big ones!) would love the elves and their antics.
Oh-I love it, Lorraine. We always had elves but they were "invisible" and came out at night and did lots of fun stuff…but we never saw them- you were way ahead of your time-xo Diana
Merry Christmas, L! Christ's peace be with you and yours!
Carol Z says
What a cute, cute idea. Love the game.
How fun! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
This looks like a fun game, Lorraine, that the kids would love. Thanks for the idea. I also thought your chalkboard tray turned out beautifully. Have a great Christmas!
We play this game too! Our version is called "Don't eat Pete!". Our game board is cardboard with hand drawn silly faces…and it's about 25 years old. I think you've inspired me to make a new board.
I agree with Ann…the nutty names are the best!!
Oh this is so cute. I love how all the elfs have nutty names. Years ago when my kids were younger I used to come up with a different game to play on Christmas morning. I haven't done that in years but it was always fun