elf on the shelf ideas

Elf On the Shelf Ideas [Cute, Funny, & Fun!]

Elf on the shelf ideas

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

Turn your elf into a superhero with this outfit!

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!

Photo Credit: Spaceships & Laser Beams

I love this free printable from Artsy Fartsy Mama to keep you organized with your elf activities – along with some really great ideas!

Photo credit: Artsy Fartsy Mama

Here’s another fun one from Artsy Fartsy Mama, especially great for if you’re looking for a change of pace. Your elf can help you with Advent activities and ideas!

Photo Credit: Artsy Fartsy Mama

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!

Photo Credit: Mommyhood Life

Send your elf ice fishing with this super cute setup!

Elves like pajamas too! Get your elf these Donut Be Naughty pajamas!

Don’t forget to get your Holiday Planner! 37 planning pages you can print out for an organized holiday season! There is an optional Thanksgiving Planner with 20 additional pages. Check them both out here!

Being mischievous can really put an elf under some stress, so go ahead and get your elf this printable massage table!

Photo Credit: This Mama Loves

Or, also from This Mama Loves check out this adorable candy cane jail tutorial!

Photo Credit: This Mama Loves

Check out this North Pole Rock & Roll set!

Maybe your elf would be better behaved with a pet, like this St. Bernard!

Or maybe you’d prefer to get a reindeer for your elf!

Mom Envy has this great idea for all you Christmas Story fans out there! Free printable included!

Photo Credit: Mom Envy

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?!

Photo Credit: Stacey Homemaker

I love these EASY ideas from Val at Thoughtful Neighbor!

Photo Credit: 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!

Photo Credit: Fun With Mama

These Elf On the Shelf cookies may be just what your family needs to cope with all the shenanigans your little buddy gets into!

Photo Credit: The Monday Box

Whenever you’re ready to say goodbye to your faithful elf, make sure to throw him or her an amazing party, and get your ideas from this ADORABLE post from Play, Party, Plan.

Photo Credit: Play, Party, Plan

Don’t forget to get your Holiday Planner! 37 planning pages you can print out for an organized holiday season! There is an optional Thanksgiving Planner with 20 additional pages. Check them both out here!

What will YOU do this year with your Elf?!

Elf on the shelf ideas

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