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Elf on The Shelf Ideas: Start a New Christmas Tradition

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This holiday Christmas season is the perfect year to start a new family Christmas tradition. I’ll help you get started with these easy and fun Elf on the Shelf ideas.

You don’t have to be stressed about where to move your elf every single morning. Take the stress out, and add more fun by planning out your elf moves before hand.

Get your elf ready in minutes. I’ve compiled a list of quick and easy last minute ideas to surprise the kids every morning. Featuring mischievous elves, sweet elves, and elves doing the darndest things. This list has it all.

Let your elf get into all kinds of shenanigans using household items and Christmas decorations. Make fun holiday memories by placing your elf in the most mischievous places.

Entertain your kids all the way up until Christmas Day. I’ve even included arrival and departure Elf on the Shelf ideas. Make this year an unforgettable one with Elf on the Shelf antics and fun.

If you have a favourite Elf on the Shelf idea, leave it down below in the comments!

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Elf on the Shelf is a fun Christmas Tradition that is based on a children’s picture book. This funny Christmas tradition started back in 2005 when the Christmas book, “The Elf on the Shelf. A Christmas tradition.” was originally published.

The Elf on the Shelf Box Set 

embrace the Elf on the Shelf scout magic.
Start a beloved family tradition & make lasting Christmas memories.

Recommended Age: 3+ years

The elves have been sent from Santa’s workshop to keep and eye on the the little boys and girls and report back to Santa. He was to report to Santa’s who was being naughty, and who was being nice.

The magic of this little elf, is that the children cannot touch the elf, or else he will lose his magic. (If this happens, sprinkle some cinnamon near the elf, and he will return tomorrow healthy and well.) Also, the elf does not speak nor move when the children are awake.

The Elf on the Shelf can arrive any time after November 24 and he leaves around Dec 21 to report back to Santa. (FYI: these dates are not set in stone. You can have your elf arrive and depart on whatever date works for you.)

Elf Kissing Booth

Fun, elf sized kissing booth giving out candy kisses instead of real ones.
Grab the Kissing booth Printable to DIY your own.

The Elf On The Shelf Stand-n-Scoot

Cruising in style, this elf is on-the-go to spread holiday Christmas cheer.

Let your elf help decorate the Christmas decorations this year. He’s really good at helping!
Learn how to make this wrapping paper garland, to DIY at home with your family!

Celebrate the arrival of your elf in a special and unique way. You can buy a personalized elf on the shelf postcard like this one to welcome the arrival of your elf and maybe, explain the rules again this year.

Elf On The Shelf Welcome Party

Welcome your holiday elf with a bang! Create the most festive Christmas party to really get in to the Elf on the Shelf magic.

Have festive holiday food and drinks and ring in the mischievous Christmas elf on the shelf season.

Send your elf off with love and kind words in their Scout Elf Carrier.

Create cute holiday hangtags using this easy to use printable.


Goodbye Snow Window

Use some spray snow to create a goodbye message from your elf. Outline your elf to make it look like he transported through the window.
The Nerds Wife has a free elf outline to make things easier!

Hands in the candy jar.

Finding their elf in the candy jar in the morning will definitely make the kids laugh out loud! “How come the elf can have candy for breakfast and we cant?!”

Snowflake Disaster

Use tiny pieces of paper to carefully cute out snowflakes for your elf.
Place little scissors for your elf to hold.
Allow the mayhem to ensue.

Camo Elf in the Christmas Tree

Use washable markers to draw camo print designs on your elf.
Doll clothes in camo prints fit well on elves in case you didn’t know 😉

Elf Slime

Easy to make and oh so slimy and fun!
Use this easy slime recipe to make colourful slime for your Christmas elf to play in.

Let me know which one of these Elf on the Shelf ideas was your favourite + leave a picture of your own Elf on the Shelf in the comments below!

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