What is a North Pole Ninja?

So you came here because you are wondering what is a North Pole Ninja?  I am pleased to let you know it is heartwarming fun and adorable.  North Pole Ninja is an interactive holiday story and tradition.

North Pole Ninjas: MISSION: Christmas!North Pole Ninjas: MISSION: Christmas!


What is a North Pole Ninja?
What is a North Pole Ninja? Click here to learn more about the heartwarming fun and generosity he brings.

The picture book chronicles the legend of the North Pole Ninjas (Santa’s secret helpers that carry out good deeds and call upon new “recruits” to go undercover and complete thoughtful, heartwarming secret tasks.  The boxed set comes with

  • The North Pole Ninja picture book
  • A Plush “sensei” Ninja
  • 50 Top Secret Missions for your ninja recruits to complete.

Missions are sweet and simple – like

  • Pay one nice compliment to each person you see today -be honest and kind
  • Lasso up your old clothes and donate them to a charity.  Help other kids stay nicely dressed this winter.
  • Sit and chat with a new friend at lunch.  Make them feel happy.

It is nice to help children focus on helping and giving to others instead of receiving presents!  I received a free copy of the North Pole Ninjas to review and my children have loved it!  We have delivered a meal to a friend who needed some extra TLC, and we wrote letters to someone who has not heard from us in a while.  The kids love to pick out a secret mission and head out with their Ninja to do good deeds!

North Pole Ninjas empowers children to take action and makes it fun for them to give back to their friends, families and communities.

North Pole Ninjas: MISSION: Christmas!North Pole Ninjas: MISSION: Christmas!


Do you want to know something more exciting?  Penguin Young Readers has sent me a copy of North Pole Ninjas to give away!  If you would like to enter, make sure you check out the rules here and then enter using the form below!

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  1. LaDonna Burnley says:

    This looks like fun! We work on social skills all the time. This cute book would open a door to talk about kindness and compliments with my special needs kids. Love it!

    1. That is such a good point! My kids definitely love the concept and looking for new things to do to be kind to people. I frequently deliver meals to people who have had babies or are sick or whatever and they often complain because it takes time to drive and drop it off… but, it was so nice when it was one of the little tasks and they were like…yeah, that is a nice thing to do! I am glad the Ninja can reinforce good things for them because many times they don’t want to learn it from mommy!

    1. Yay! We love it too… it is definitely really adorable and the kids relate to it. 🙂

  2. I would love to try this idea with our whole school and do class missions. What a fun idea for promoting good values and kindness to others!

  3. I think this is such a wonderful alternative to Elf on a Shelf which I refuse to bring into my classroom. I find most people use that nowadays as an opportunity to do naughty things instead of its original meaning to watch a child exhibit good behavior. But this ninja will have the children do good deeds and is what I promote all year long, not just at Christmas.

    1. Yes, sadly I think the Elf has become Naughty for many people. I am definitely happy to find an alternative… you can always do both! But, I love that the North Pole Ninja does have specific, easy missions for the children can do so that they can see how easy it is to do good and make someone smile.

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