Top 50 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas – so many fun ideas to do with your Elf leading up to Christmas!
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 the elf on the shelf 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 elf on the shelf 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 elf on the shelf 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. ;)
What is Elf on the Shelf?
The Elf on the Shelf was started by Carol Aebersold, who published the book in 2005. It has become a Christmas tradition for many families all over the world. The Elf usually arrives on December 1st (some families choose to have their Elf arrive the day after Thanksgiving) and each night the Elf returns to the North Pole to report how the children are doing. When the Elf returns in the morning it moves to a new spot, waiting for the children to find it. Sometimes the Elf is sitting on a different shelf and sometimes he goes all out, totally up to each Elf.
Where to buy Elf on the Shelf
Once you get your shelf, the first thing you’ll want to do is name it. Here’s a printable with 50 elf names and certificate you can download.
Easy Elf on the Shelf ideas
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Funny elf on the shelf ideas
Frozen Elf from Staci Mcneil
Elf tp’s the Christmas tree
Elf on the shelf hides the candy canes
Elf hanging out in the fridge
Free Elf on the shelf calendar
Download this free calendar HERE to help keep you organized with all your elf on the shelf ideas.
There’s also this handy dandy Elf on the shelf checklist to help you keep all of your elf ideas organized. You can download for free HERE.
So who will do being Elf on the Shelf this year? Have fun with it!
For more Christmas ideas go HERE. You’ll love these posts below.