Ideas for Your Elf On the Shelf
Elf on the shelf has become a holiday fixture in many homes, and keeping organized with fresh ideas every year can sometimes seem daunting. I’ve got you covered with this great list of ideas, printables, games, and accessories!
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Elf on the shelf
First, you need to get an Elf on the shelf! If you don’t have one yet, now is the chance to snag one so you can join in on the fun! If you are unsure of what you can do every night, keep on reading for plenty of ideas to keep it interesting!
Related: Naming your elf
Accessories, activities & printables
This post has some really cute ideas for what to have your elf get into, PLUS free printables for you to use throughout the season! Whether it’s introducing an elf to the family, bringing the elf back for another year, or saying goodbye, they’ve got you covered!
I love this free printable from Artsy Fartsy Mama to keep you organized with your elf activities – along with some really great ideas!
Speaking of Advent activities, head on over to Playdates to Parties for FREE printable Advent activity cards to incorporate with your elf!
Speaking of two elves, check out these ideas that have the elves working in pairs. If you have one elf, it’s definitely worth checking out because not all the ideas require two!
Being mischievous can really put an elf under some stress, so go ahead and get your elf this printable massage table!
Or, also from This Mama Loves check out this adorable candy cane jail tutorial!
Mom Envy has this great idea for all you Christmas Story fans out there! Free printable included!
Check out these great printables from The Happier Homemaker! One is 30+ nightly Elf On the Shelf ideas and the other is a retirement letter for when you’re ready to let your elf retire!
Sooo cute to have your elf surprise with some little elf gifts! The elf can afford to not get into trouble at least one night, right?!
I love these EASY ideas from Val at Thoughtful Neighbor!
Get even more creative and have some leftover slime for the kids to play with by using this Elf On the Shelf Slime!
These Elf On the Shelf cookies may be just what your family needs to cope with all the shenanigans your little buddy gets into!