This one is a fun one that will have the kids waiting all day. We used a box of white and red TicTac's, small and large candy canes, and a little creativity. The front of the TicTac box reads "Magic Christmas Seeds" and the back has a little poem with instructions for the children to grow a little magic.
"Plant in Sugar,
Line them all in a row,
Wait for the magic,
And see what will grow."
We had the children plant their seeds in the morning, and during nap time we swapped out the seeds for candy canes. When they woke up, they found their elf eating a candy cane, and there were plenty more in the bowl for them to share.
We have provided a template for the TicTac box below.