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 🙂 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 😉
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…
2. Thanksgiving Food Coma
Looks like the elves ate too much on Thanksgiving!
3. Countdown to Christmas
Christmas countdowns are so fun and our elves brought us a new one from Disney
4. Learning to Floss
I don’t think they got the floss quite right…
Hermey was sinking Snowflakes ships!
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 😉
9. Just Let it Go!
Elf tip: use rubbing alcohol to get Sharpie off of furniture 😉
10. Lost in the Woods
Our elves know some Frozen 2 jams 😉
11. Christmas Rocks!
12. Elves Love Syrup!
Every elf loves something sweet 🙂
13. Elves in the Kitchen
Cooking up something sweet!
14. Oh, Deer!
Poop scoop duty
15. Use the Force
Battling the dark side 😉
17. Super Snowflake to the Rescue!
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 😉
21. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Every elf, every year has to hide in the Christmas tree right?
“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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