Here are some FUN Ideas for Elf on the Shelf!
Use these Ideas for Elf on the Shelf and keep your kids guessing and entertained all season long! I love all of the different creative ways you can set up your Elf on the Shelf, and I’m sure your kids will love them too!
30 days of Elf on the Shelf to celebrate Christmas this year!
2017 Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Day 1: Alphabet Elf
Day 2: Bedtime Elf
Day 3: Bird Seed Elf
Day 4: Candy Jar Elf
Day 5: Cereal Time Elf
Day 6: Christmas Carol Elf
Day 7: Christmas Sock Elf
Day 8: Christmas Tree Elf
Day 9: Craft Time Elf
Day 10: Dinner Time Elf
Day 11: Game Night Elf
Day 12: Glitter Elf
Day 13: Handy Man Elf
Day 14: Karaoke Elf
Day 15: Lollipop Elf
Day 16: Marshmallow Elf
Day 17: Nail Time Elf
Day 18: Paint Brush Elf
Day 19: Present Time Elf
Day 20: Puppy Chow Elf
Day 21: S’mores Elf
Day 22: Day 1: Snowball Elf
Day 23: Snowflake Elf
Day 24: Soda Pop Elf
Day 25: Story Time Elf
Day 26: Summer Sun Elf
Day 27: Tea Time Elf
Day 28: Tool Box Elf
Day 29: Ninja Elf
Day 30: Workout Elf
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Wizard of Oz Elf – Pull out your Wizard of Oz Story Book or Wizard of Oz Movie and set your Elf up to follow the Yellow Brick Road all day long! You would even read the story or watch the movie at the end of the day as a special surprise for your kids! This elf is reading the Wizzard of Oz on the toilet in the bathroom!
Duct Tape Elf – Now days you can get Awesome Duct Tape Colors and Patterns. Choose a fun Duct Tape Pattern and set your Elf to work! You could even work on a Duct Tape Project with your kids at the end of the day! Another fun idea is to put your Elf in the Duct Tape Roll and Tape it on a wall or railing somewhere so that the Elf can “hand around” all day!
Toothpaste Elf – Toothpaste is something everyone has in their homes! This would be a great way for your kids to find their Elf in the morning! Plus, it would help encourage your kids to brush their teeth! Keep in mind that you could use any kind of toothpaste or use an empty toothpaste tube wrapped around the Elf!
Hair Curler Elf – If you have some little girls in your house, this would be a fun creative way to set up your Elf on a day you have to go to a Holiday Party or dress up for a special occasion! Get your girls to curl their hair to show the Elf how it’s really done!
Snow Fun Elf – Use this Elf Idea on a snowy day around your house! Just pour some sugar onto a plate or Christmas platter and have your Elf Play in the snow and make snow angels! Use marshmallows or Sugar Cubes to build a Snowman or Igloo for added effect!
Stinky Diapers Elf – This would be a fun one if you have a toddler or baby in the home! Just pile up a bunch of unused diapers in a basket and throw in your Elf! Place the basket in the Bathroom or by the Changing Table! You could even open up one of the diapers and place the Elf in the Diaper!
Plunger Elf – This would be a fun one to surprise the Adults in your house! Or pull it out at a Christmas Party that you are hosting! For a fun idea, turn the Elf upside down half way through the day and see if anyone notices that it is working “extra hard” now!
Basketball Elf – If you have a basketball net in your house, or in one of your kids rooms, this would be a fun way to display your elf! You could also have the Elf change positions all day long since there is an entire net to work with! Have a sports day with your kids and play a lot of activities using sports balls!
Fireman Elf – Get your Elf ready to fight the fires and have the Elf on hand in the Kitchen for all of your Holiday Baking! This would be a great time to make Christmas Cookies with your kids or fun Holiday Treats! For an extra idea, take cookies to your local fire station and support the men and women who keep us safe!
Cocoa Elf – Hot Chocolate and Movie Night! Your Elf will start the day of right and start making the Hot Cocoa for a fun night with the family! Keep the marshmallows, Cocoa, and Mugs close by! The Polar Express would be a great movie to watch on this day!!
Tangled in Lights Elf – Add this Holiday Decoration to your collection! Place your Tangled Elf under the Christmas Tree or on the Table for a fun center piece! This would be a fun day to take your kids driving around town to look at Christmas Lights in your local neighborhoods!
Tinsel Tangled Elf – Looks like your Elf is in a bind!! Wrap your Elf in Tinsel and play Hide-and-Seek! You could even wrap your Elf on a chair with Tinsel, or hang him from a ceiling fan with Tinsel so he can fly! I love the Shiny Tinsel for a fun Holiday photo opportunity with your elf! This would be a great idea to use on a day you will be Wrapping Christmas Presents!
Cookie Monster Elf – Looks like your Elf got into the Cookie Jar and took some of your homemade goodies! The crumbs and cookie pieces don’t lie. Be sure to have enough treats ready for the entire family!
Christmas Craft Elf – This would be a great day to do a bunch of Christmas Crafts with your kids! Set out the Hot Glue Gun, Felt Paper, Pine Cones, Sticks, and More! Let your Elf get a head start on your craft project!
Popcorn Elf – Another idea for a movie night with the family! Put your Elf in a bowl of popcorn next to a bunch of Christmas Movies for your family to watch! Christmas Classics are always a hit like Frosty the Snowman, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, and A Christmas Story!
Bubble Bath Elf – This would be a fun idea for your Kitchen Sink or a big bowl!! Looks like your Elf is pouring soap into the water to take a bath! This is a fun one for kids of all ages! This would be a great day to stay in your PJ’s all day for Christmas Crafts and Activities!
Cactus Elf – If you don’t have a tiny cactus, use a branch off of the Christmas tree! This is your Elf’s way of preparing his tree for Christmas! Set this next to your tree, or put your Elf in your tree for added effect!
Sweet Tooth Elf – Looks like your Elf got into the candy bowl! Use your favorite holiday treats such as M&M’s, Red Hots, Candy Canes, or other candy for your Elf to get into! You can either put your Elf in the bowl or hang him on the outside! Use your kids’ favorite treats for added effect!
Internet Elf – Maybe your Elf has spent too much time online writing Santa back at the North Pole. Looks like he needs to do some much needed cleaning on your personal laptop before you do anymore Holiday Shopping!
Barista Elf – All of you coffee lovers out there better watch your coffee supply, your Elf has had a long night flying back and forth from the North Pole. You may even run out of your favorite caffeinated blend by the time Christmas arrives!
Gametime Elf – This would be a great way for your kids to find their Elf and to get them ready for family game night! Have your Elf set up your favorite family game and at the end of the day make it a fun game night for everyone! You can use any game or puzzles for this one!
Wrapping Paper Elf – This would be a great one for closer to Christmas when the presents start piling up under the Christmas Tree. Looks like Elf won’t be able to wait till Christmas Morning. You better remind your Elf not to peek or he won’t get his Christmas gifts!
Hang Time Elf – Dishwashers, Ceiling Fans, Stair Railings, Light Fixtures, Cabinets, and more, looks like your Elf is ready to “hang out” for the day! Remember, he’s keeping a close watch so he can report back to Santa, but whilee he waits, he is also working on his acrobatics!
Peek-a-Boo Elf – Elf is starting to get creative, and sneaky. He found the silverware drawer and is always looking for fun places to hid that your kids won’t be suspecting! Place your Elf in the refrigerator, pantry, cabinets, freezer, or any other place your child might be surprised to find him!
Chalk Board Elf – Elf is ready to make his own Christmas List. After he is done, maybe you could help your child make their Christmas List on the chalk board or whiteboard in your home!
Tick Tock Elf – It’s getting closer to Christmas Day and your Elf is watching the clock very closely! This would be fun for December 23, so that you can countdown to only 2 days before Christmas!
Fish Bowl Elf – Apparently your Elf likes to help take care of the Animals. Maybe you found him in (or near) the fishbowl, or perhaps by the dog’s food bowl. He’s trying to be helpful, but let’s hope he doesn’t become the dog’s next meal.
Snack Time Elf – Don’t forget that your Elf gets hungry too! Don’t leave him out of the snack time fun! You could even make Mini Snacks for your Elf to enjoy after the kids go to bed! This would be a fun activity for your kids to participate in!
2014 New Elf on the Shelf Ideas
This year I am back with NEW Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2014! I’ll be updating this page daily so bookmark the page and come back frequently for fresh ideas!
Tootsie Pop Elf – How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll Center of a Tootsie Pop? I don’t know, let your elf help count and leave a few extras laying around for kids that have been nice.
Workout Elf – After all that Thanksgiving Turkey and Feast your elf will need a workout. Just use a small piece of Felt or ribbon to create a workout band and a Toothpick with 2 large marshmallows for the weights.
Marshmallow Message Elf – You can have a lot of fun with this one, Use Miniature Marshmallows to leave a note from your elf. You can spell out your child’s name or a message from Santa.