With Christmas on its way, it’s time to bring out your family’s favorite holiday tradition—Elf on the Shelf! If you’re not familiar, Elf on the Shelf is a fun way to help your kids embrace the magic of Christmas. The rules are simple. Once the holiday decorations come out and the countdown to Christmas begins, Santa’s favorite elf comes to town to keep an eye on all the children. Every night, the elf reports back to Santa to let the big guy know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. He travels back to the house before morning, and he always ends up in a different spot. Kids have to search the house to see what kind of trouble their Elf on the Shelf has gotten into while they were asleep. They also have to be good during the day if they want a positive report sent up north.
Kids look forward to Elf on the Shelf every year. Sometimes the elf simply moves from one room to another, but it’s even more fun if you get creative. Some parents go all out when it comes to Elf on the Shelf creativity. Kids wake up every morning thrilled to see Santa’s helper in yet another adorable, hilarious, or precarious situation. It keeps the magic alive, and seeing your kids’ excited faces is always worth the extra effort.
If you’re ready to step up your Elf on the Shelf game, check out these super fun and creative ideas!
1. No Humans Allowed!
2. Rock Climbing Adventure
3. Baby, It’s Cold in Here
4. Making Snowflakes
5. Snow Angels!
6. Syrup is one of the five main food groups.
8. A meal fit for an elf.
9. This elf needs help!
10. Look at those Elf on the Shelf muscles!
11. Naughty elf!
12. Who needs snow to sled?
13. Pass the cereal, please!
14. Who said elves were short?
15. What a nutritious lunch.
What are your best Elf on the Shelf ideas?