Nov
25

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Hello friends! Happy Monday! Can you believe Christmas is already a month away?! Eek! Today I’m sharing the top 50 Elf on the Shelf ideas. I’ve got you covered! We started this tradition last year and my kids absolutely LOVED it!

We had a lot of fun last year and will be carrying on the tradition again this year with some of these fun ideas below. I just love seeing my kids eyes light up in the morning when they find their elf. And let’s get real here… our Elf isn’t always creative. Sometimes we’ll actually find him sitting on a shelf (winks) or hanging from the chandelier. Most of these ideas take only a few minutes to do. It doesn’t have to be hard. Me and my husband actually have a good time hiding the elf each night. It’s almost more fun for us. ;)

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If you’ve never done Elf on the Shelf, you can get your own Elf on the Shelf kit on Amazon (affiliate link).

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Have the elf show up on the first day with a North Pole breakfast & note from Santa

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Welcome Elf hot cocoa party

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Elf on the Shelf parachute: Great way to have your Elf arrive for the season!

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Make a mini count down paper chain

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Cute Elf on the Shelf poem and free printable

Funny elf on the shelf ideas

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Elf makes himself a bed with the tissue box

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Elf pizza party

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Super elf! 

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Elf taking a marshmallow bath

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Elf fishing for goldfish

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Plant “magic elf seeds”

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Elf tp’s the Christmas tree

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Zip lining elves

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Elf drinking his favorite drink -syrup! 

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Elf roasting marshmallows by the fireplace, potty time, made snowman donuts and a tire swing time! 

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Elf on the shelf playing a game with La Loopsy

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Operation Elf on the Shelf

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Circus elf 

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Elf “kissing” booth with free printable

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Elf and stuffed animals sack race

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Elf encouraging brushing

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Elf on the shelf hides the candy canes

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Elf going sledding on a tupperware lid 

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Elf trying to help put up the lights 

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Elf taking a shower

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Elf makes breakfast (mini pancakes)

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Snow ball fight with rupenzel

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Elf hanging out in the fridge

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Elf playing angry birds

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Elf snow angel with a little flour and sugar

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Elf shaving

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Elf is trapped!

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Elf gets in trouble and draws on the picture frame 

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Elf made a swing from a toilet paper roll

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Elf making some fruit loop garland for the tree

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Elf doing his laundry

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Elf sunbathing

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Elf spaghetti :)

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Elf e-mailing Santa

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Elf gets into the cookies

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Elf checking out the toy catalog

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Elf watching a movie with some popcorn

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Elf under the weather

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Rudolph noses for everyone :)

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Elf caught eating a bag of m&m’s

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Celebrating the reason for the season

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Love the way she explains Jesus and Santa with this letter

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Elf headed back to the north pole with all his gear!

Free calendar

I also found this free calendar  on Peanut Blossom to help you plan out the month! I’ll be using this, so I can make sure to do all these fun ideas.

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So who will do being Elf on the Shelf this year? Have fun with it!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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25 Responses to “Top 50 Elf on the Shelf ideas”

  1. Kari

    My kids LOVE waking up to find our Elf doing something silly! I’m definitely adding a few of these to our list this year!

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  2. Matthew

    Hello Jamielyn,

    Very creative collection of Elf on the Shelf ideas! “Celebrating the reason for the season” is lovely, and “Elf hanging out in the fridge” is funny, but I love them all, too.

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  3. Elfie Jasinski

    This year before I left the North Pole Mrs Claus gave me some Printable Elf Costumes to take with me. Mrs Claus is very clever; she made Sunglasses, Reading Glasses, a Snowman Mask, Reindeer Antlers & Nose, a Moustache, a Fairy Wand & Wings, a Pirate Outfit and some lips for Elf Kisses!! She also showed me how to make a Santa costume and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume. I have posted instructions so all of you other Scout Elves can make costumes at home too! To Print your Elf On the Shelf Costumes go to http://elfiejasinski.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/printable-elf-costumes.html

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