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We love to read and collect Christmas books. It is a tradition in our home to buy a new Christmas book for our family every year. I was so excited when I was introduced to North Pole Ninjas. Once I read it with my family I knew it was something I wanted to share with others. This book got us all excited because it has a mission and has a purpose to generate kindness by helping, caring and listening to others.
To be honest when I first heard the title of the book I thought it was something my girls would not like, only boys. I was wrong. The illustrations are well done, the story is so fun and the missions included are so inspired. I really appreciate the fact that I didn’t have to think of any of the missions myself, making it easy to actually follow through and accomplish them.
I gave the book to my girls on our family night. One of the first “missions” that we read was to “Make a special award for each person in your family and tell them what they mean to to you.” We went around and took turns verbally stating our favorite things about each other. My girls ate it up.
There are 50 Missions included in a little envelope with the book. 50! And they are all so unique. These are two of my favorites-
“Host a household talent show with your family and friends. Make homemade awards for everyone.” I love this! It could even be recite a Christmas story, play the piano or do a Holiday dance!
“Pay one nice compliment to each person you see today. Be honest and kind.” This is one of my favorites. What a great challenge.
Another mission that we accepted and did was to “Get a gift for your wonderful teacher. They work harder than you would ever believe.” We had hot chocolate in our favorite mugs and got the same mugs for the girls teachers with a Starbucks gift card inside.
The book comes with a little soft Ninja toy. We talked about hiding the Ninja or leaving it in the spot that you did a secret mission around the house. Then whoever finds the Ninja is in charge of picking out a new mission for the family to complete or they can do a secret mission on their own.
In order to have some accountability I will be sharing when and how we complete a North Pole Ninja Mission on my Instagram. You can follow along HERE and share your own missions with hashtag #NorthPoleNinjas
You can purchase North Pole Ninjas by Tyler Knott Gregson and Sarah Linden HERE
You can also Enter to Win a Free North Pole Ninja Book by leaving a comment on this post! Just tell me your favorite Christmas Tradition. (Ends 11-20-16 US addresses only)