19 Elf on the Shelf Ideas


Start a new Christmas Tradition during the Christmas holidays that will bond your family together. These Elf on the Shelf ideas will entertain your family with the outrageous and Elf on the Shelf mischievous ideas your kids will love!

Amazing 19 Elf on the Shelf Ideas your kids will love!


Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas also include easy, creative, and michevious acts that will keep your kiddo entertained!  So enjoy these fun ideas for kids this  Christmas season.

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Fun Things to Do for Christmas with Elf on the Shelf!

Elf on the Shelf

1.  Elf on the Shelf Christmas Countdown Printable ~ Looking for a twist on the traditional Christmas countdown or advent calendar? This post features a combination of two Christmas traditions, the elf on the shelf and a Christmas countdown. All you have to do is download and print! Your kids will love their note each day from the elf with a different activity to countdown the days until the big man in red visits!

Elf on the Shelf Clothing {free pattern}

2.  Elf on the Shelf Clothing {free pattern} ~ Even your Elf’s need clothing for dress up.  Use these free patterns to make adorable outfits.

Welcome Back Elf Breakfast {Christmas Traditions}

3.  Welcome Back Elf Breakfast {Christmas Traditions} ~ This fun annual breakfast celebrates the return of your friendly family elf.  You could also use the fun annual tradition to send your elf back to the North Pole once Christmas is over.  A fun party to have before your kids return to school after Winter break.

Elf On The Shelf Letter From Santa

4.  Elf on the Shelf Letter from Santa ~ Does your family have an Elf On The Shelf? If you had an elf last year, use this darling letter to help the kids anticipate the return of your family scout elf. It comes from Santa’s own desk!

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth {free printables}

5.  Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth {free printables} ~ Your Elf on the Shelf can party with your children’s favorite toys with these adorable printables.  They mini photo props include a Santa Beard, Mustache, Lips and Sunglasses.  You can receive the printables for free by becoming a member of Living Locurto.

Elf on the Shelf Mischievous Ideas, love this Lego Ambush!

Elf on the Shelf Mischievous Ideas

6.  Lego Ambush ~ The Lego friends ambushed the Elf and tied him him up because he didn’t invite them to the party.

Swinging Elf on the Shelf

7.  Swinging Elf on the Shelf ~ Wake up to an Elf swinging on a toilet paper roll in your doorway.

Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas, check out this zip line!

Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas

8.  Zip Line Elf ~ String and a candy cane are perfect for zip lining.

Elf on the Shelf Ideas, funny gift wrapped toilet!

9.  Gift Wrapped Toilet ~ Gift wrap a toilet.

16 Elf on the Shelf Ideas, fun campfire s'mores!

10.  Campfire S’mores ~ A candle is the perfect campfire to keep your Elf toasty and to roast marshmallows.

Elf on a Shelf Magic idea, magic dust!

11.  Elf on a Shelf Magic Dust {free printable} ~ If your Elf has lost it’s magic sprinkle Elf dust and it will be back in the morning.

Movie Night with Elf on the Shelf!

12.  Movie Night ~ Elf is caught watching a movie.  Complete with popcorn, iPad and candy cane.

18 Elf on Shelf Ideas you'll love!

Easy Elf on Shelf Ideas

13.  Elf on the Shelf Ideas {For Christmas} ~ This is a post featuring eighteen amazing ideas of how to display your elf on the shelf each day! Your kids are sure to get a kick out of these fabulously, fun and clever ideas!!

24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

14.  24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas ~ These 24 Elf on the Shelf ideas are sure to inspire you with some new antics.

Love these Elf Ideas, like Elf Rocket Ship with free printable for Elf on the Shelf.

Free Printables!

15.  Elf Rocket Ship {free printable} ~ This printable rocket ship is a fun way for your Elf to ‘blast’ back to your home.

Elf on the Shelf Hot Air Balloon with free printable.

16.  Hot Air Balloon {free printable} ~ Instantly transform a Solo cup into a hot air balloon basket with this free printable.  Your Elf will have a new form of transportation.

Elf on the Shelf Nice List Certificate {free printable}

17.  Elf on the Shelf Nice List Certificate {free printable} ~ Fill out your Elf’s name and use the checklist to let your child know if they are one the naughty or nice list.

Elf on the Shelf Printable Notes

18.  Elf on the Shelf Printable Notes ~ Use these free printable cards to attach to your Elf on the Shelf when he’s up to his antics.  They can also be used as ideas or there’s a blank one to fill in your own message.

Saying Goodbye to Elf on the Shelf with free printable

19.  Saying Goodbye to Elf on the Shelf {free printable } ~ This letter explains to your children why it had to leave and that it will be back next year.  It’s a great way to help your child handle the anticipated departure.

16 Elf on the Shelf ideas for Kids!

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