So we used our bendable elves and created some jobs for them! Students were challenged to create a small village using some wooden town blocks and pattern blocks and then create a job for their elf. Their elf had to be able to do their job at some place in their village. We had elves who worked at the hospital (a student had the idea to create a walkway to the front so no one would be injured on the way to the hospital), fire fighters, police officers, dog groomers, food servers, and a variety of other jobs. It was a great activity that allowed us to wrap up our holiday theme before break and allow students to be creative and share what they know about communities and the people who work in them.