The girls' moms all took pictures of spatulas with cake crumbs or flour at their houses, and we included a few recognizable places around town too. The girls had to examine the pictures to figure out where the next clue was--and were very surprised that their moms had all been in on the mystery!
Occasionally, the spatula thief shows up again, but this time he is teaming up with another family nemesis: Chunky the Squirrel!
Chunky is blamed for all sorts of misdeeds, and this year, he and the Spatula Thief are after the kids' presents too! He left clues throughout the Night Before Christmas poem for them to solve.
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a ___________.
(well, except the Spatula Thief, who, I’m afraid to tell you, has hidden a few of your presents…)"
I was pretty surprised to actually find squirrel spatulas online!
The kids solved all the clues and then opened the rest of their presents...and now, they're all snuggled in their beds again!