25 Super Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf is a fun holiday tradition for kids of all ages! While the possibilities are endless, they don’t have to be complicated! Here are 25 super easy Elf on the Shelf ideas for you to try throughout the month!

We have two elves on the shelf – Hermey and Snowflake πŸ™‚ They arrive to visit each year on Thanksgiving morning and come visit each night leading up to Christmas!

I always share our elf adventures on Instagram so be sure to follow me there if your elves need some inspiration πŸ˜‰

Also be sure to check out my Pinterest board for other ideas too!

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25 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

1. Thanksgiving Greeting

Every year the elves arrive and make their special muffins…

easy elf on the shelf ideas

2. Thanksgiving Food Coma

Looks like the elves ate too much on Thanksgiving!

easy elf on the shelf ideas

3. Countdown to Christmas

Christmas countdowns are so fun and our elves brought us a new one from Disney

easy elf on the shelf ideas

4. Learning to Floss

I don’t think they got the floss quite right…

easy elf on the shelf ideas

5. Battleship

Hermey was sinking Snowflakes ships!

easy elf on the shelf ideas

6. Birthday Wishes!

We have two December birthdays and our elves brought a little gift on their special days!

7. Elf Mummies!

8. Taming of the Stitch

Stitch is wild and our elves helped tame him πŸ˜‰

9. Just Let it Go!

Elf tip: use rubbing alcohol to get Sharpie off of furniture πŸ˜‰

10. Lost in the Woods

Our elves know some Frozen 2 jams πŸ˜‰

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11. Christmas Rocks!

12. Elves Love Syrup!

Every elf loves something sweet πŸ™‚

easy elf on the shelf ideas

13. Elves in the Kitchen

Cooking up something sweet!

easy elf on the shelf ideas

14. Oh, Deer!

Poop scoop duty

easy elf on the shelf ideas

15. Use the Force

Battling the dark side πŸ˜‰

easy elf on the shelf ideas

17. Super Snowflake to the Rescue!

easy elf on the shelf ideas

18. No Place Like Gnome

The elves delivered some special gnome friends!

19. Family Photo Graffiti

They had fun drawing on our family photos.

20. Shaving Lessons πŸ˜‰

21. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Every elf, every year has to hide in the Christmas tree right?

22. Blinds!

“Roses are red, Violets are blue, we go kind of caught up coming back home to you!”

23. The Polar Express

Elves like to bring little gifts for the kids and this year they brought The Polar Express book and downloaded the movie for us to watch!

24. Hide and Go Seek

Snowflake and Hermey played hide and seek but Snowflake couldn’t find Hermey so we had to help track him down for her!

25. Goodbye Message

Our elves always leave a goodbye message and this year included a fun colorful festive activity!

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