Are your kids anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival? Are you looking to add some Santa and Elfin fun to the wonders of Christmas? Want a little high-tech Santa magic to entertain the the kids, and the kids at heart? Check out these three websites that can do just that for you and yours as we count down the last days to Christmas.
Track Santa’s worldwide travels on Christmas Eve with NORAD. How? With ultra-high tech Santa Cams placed all over the world. These cameras are specially designed to capture images of Santa and his reindeer as they deliver happiness to children all across the world. So heat up some hot chocolate, gather around the fireplace, and sit back with the kids to watch Santa’s approach to your very own neighborhood!
Or, better yet, you and the kids can Call NORAD for up-to-the-minute Santa status reports. How cool is that! The call center opens at 5:00am EST, Monday, December 24th, and will remain open until 5:00am EST, Tuesday, December 25th. E-mail works too!
Kids anxious for Santa’s arrival? Check in with NORAD for the latest updates as Santa and his elves prepare to head out on Christmas Eve. Then enjoy some festive fun with your kids at Santa’s Activities Village. He’s hidden an activity in each village for all to enjoy. Play Elf Toss and Thin Ice to help Santa’s elves load those gifts onto his sleigh. Toss some snow with SnowBall Warrior or hit the slopes with Snowman Skiing. Clean family fun!
There’s an app for that too! So if you have a smart phone, download NORAD for iPhone, Android or Windows, and track Santa’s progress wherever you are on Christmas Eve.
Who wouldn’t love to hear their very own message from Santa? Especially the little ones. And with Portable North Pole (PNP), you can create and send a very special personalized video message from Santa to those very special kids on your list. So go on – you know your kids will love hearing Santa say their name! It’ll make the coming days even more special. Oh, and it’s free to create and send a video message with PNP.
Your kids got questions about Santa magic, elves and reindeer? Go Behind The Scenes and find answers to your kids’ most burning Santa questions like How do Santa’s reindeer fly? and Does Santa have any pets?
PNP has gone mobile! Download the iPNP app for iPhones or Android devices and create premium video messages and calls from wherever you are. The app also has additional holiday fun features and exclusive content only found with the app. Note – though the website and the basic video itself are free, the app is not. It sells for $2.99.
So go on, make their day with a message straight from Santa’s lips! It’s easy to do, and your kids will delight in hearing Santa talking directly to them.
The Elf on The Shelf
Santa’s elves seem to be everywhere, even watching over families in their own homes! But you don’t have to adopt your own elf to enjoy some elfin fun. Just click on over to The Elf on The Shelf website and you and your kids will find lots of fun, festive holiday activities to help pass the time until Santa arrives.
The Elf’s North Pole Message Center is ready and waiting for your kids to send their own letters to Santa. Adopted an Elf? Your kids can also send messages directly to their Elf, who will be thrilled to hear from them!
Festive holiday fun awaits the kids at The Elf on The Shelf North Pole activity and game center. You don’t have to adopt an Elf to play the Elf On The Shelf Dress-Up Game or download the recipe to make festive and yummy Reindeer Nuggets!
Going mobile with the family Elf is all fun and games with The Elf on The Shelf Mobile Apps. Choose from ten different festive apps – or choose them all! Play eflin magical games like Snow Fight, City Elves and Flight Training.
Do you enjoy high-tech Santa magic and eflin fun with your kids? Do you and your kids track Santa with NORAD? Play elfin games with the Elf? Let us know in the Comments section below.
To All and One, I Wish You A Very Happy, Festive, Fun Filled Holiday!
Images and videos from NORADSanta.org, PortableNorthPole.com, and ElfontheShelf.com