Elf On The Shelf ideas

If, as a parent, you’re anything like me then the arrival of the beloved Elf on the Shelf on December 1st is as much daunting as it is exciting! Don’t get me wrong, I love our elf Jingles and the fun that he brings with him, but I would be lying if I didn’t say some mornings I’m running around in a stress as I hear Otis’ footsteps coming down the stairs because I’ve forgotten to position the elf and can’t think of anything!

I’ve gotten together with a group of amazing (and creative!) Mummies to bring you these ideas, tried out in our own homes last year! I hope you will find them useful and this blog post will help you bring the magic of Christmas to your home (without the stress!)

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Our Elf On The Shelf ideas:

Our Elf on the Shelf ideas:

  • Elf arrives with advent calendar and a note
  • Elf ties up cuddly toy with loo roll
  • Elf does a little drawing
  • Elf brings (Tesco) Christmas cookies to decorate
  • race track Elf (or just riding a toy car if no track at home)
  • Elf makes minion bananas
  • Elf plays football (goal made of straws and string – you could use anything as two goalposts)
  • Elf hijacks Santa’s sleigh (or any Christmas ornament)
  • Elf reads to toys
  • do you want to build a snowman Elf (Out of loo roll)
  • Snap, Crackle and Elf! (Could be any cereal box!)
  • Christmas tree decorating Elf
  • Marshmallow toasting Elf (with candle, marshmallows, cocktail sticks and other toys)
  • crumpet breakfast Elf
  • snow scene play Elf
  • All aboard the Shoe Shoe Train Elf
  • taped up Elf (by another toy)
  • Elf hospital (with first aid kit / doctor dress up kit)
  • Elf car wash (cars, soap and water)
  • Cereal dump truck Elf
  • This tree is pants Elf (pants / nappies on tree)
  • stair slide Elf (in loo roll)
  • Elf wrapping (doesn’t have to be big furniture, even the child’s toothbrush would be fun!)
  • Elf stew
  • Elf zipline to tree (add candycanes for more fun!)
  • Egg decorating Elf (include a kinder surprise for an extra treat)
  • help me! elf (stuck in a balloon tied to the ceiling)
  • Elf snowball fights (cotton wool balls or even scrunched up loo roll / paper)
  • Upside down Elf (could be on any furniture or shelf, but the tree is great!)
  • taped TV Elf (could use ribbon, loo roll, newspaper)
  • loo roll tinsel elf
  • hanging around Elf (hang from any switched off light)
  • hot chocolate Elf (add mess to worktop to be extra realistic)
  • Going for a ride Elf (attach to pet’s collar)
  • Funny magnets Elf

I hopefully you and your little ones have lots of fun with your Elf this December and that these ideas help make your run-up to Christmas more magical!

Please do comment below if you want to share any more!

Happy December! X

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