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30 Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is (very) quickly approaching us! It’s time to put the tree up, get the decorations out and prepare 25 days worth of creative and fun Elf on the Shelf ideas for the kids.


What is Elf on the Shelf?

For those of you who have never heard of Elf on the Shelf. The Elf is a fun-filled Christmas tradition that has captured the hearts of children everywhere who welcome home one of Santa’s Scout Elves each holiday season. The magical Scout Elves are supposed to help Santa manage his naughty and nice lists by taking note of a family’s Christmas adventures and reporting back to Santa at the North Pole nightly. Each morning, the Scout Elf returns to its family and perches in a new spot, waiting for someone to spot them (this is where the adults need to get creative). Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their Scout Elf each morning.

Where can I buy my Elf?

The popular set comes with an illustrated book and your family’s very own Elf.

Elf on a shelf kit

Click here to buy your kit!



This is such an exciting Christmas tradition that kids love and the whole family can get involved in.


While it is completely adorable,  the magic of a new setup each night tends to fade as the countdown to Christmas come close.


In the spirit of giving and to lend a helping hand, we’ve compiled 30 of our favourite fun and creative elf on the Shelf ideas to get you started on your own sneaky Elf setups.

 

30 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Day 1: Elf is back!

Elf on a shelf jumping out of a box

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Day 2: Snow-elf up to mischief

Elf on a shelf laying in flour

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Day 3: You’ve got yourself in a bit of pickle Mr Elf.

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Day 4: Elf teaching the importance of giving (and culling!).

elf on a shelf hanging from a tree

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Day 5: Cheeky elf and his banana minions.

elf on a shelf with banana minions

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Day 6: Queen Elsa got the best of snow elf.

elf on a shelf stuck in ice with elsa

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Day 7: Do you want to build a snow elf?

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Day 8: Elves are friends, not food!

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Day 9: Thankfully Elf didn’t burn the house down.

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Day 10: Elf trying to get into shape for Christmas.

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Day 11: Elf seems to have found the jewellery.

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Day 12: An extremely cheeky elf up to no good.

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Day 13: Elf seems to have had a little accident...

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Day 14: We might need to get the first aid kit out kids.

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Day 15: It’s safe to say that Elf doesn’t look very comfortable.

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Day 16: Elfs position is quite impressive.

elf on the shelf

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Day 17: Elf is clearly in the middle of potty training.

elf on the shelf

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Day 18: Spoons, knives, forks and Elf!

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Day 19: Yoga Elf in action.

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Day 20: It’s a self-elf day, shh!

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Day 21: Elf showing off his artistic talents.

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Day 22: Brrrrr, elf looks a bit cold!

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Day 23: Swinging Elf!

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Day 24: Where’s Elf?

elf on the shelf

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Day 25: Elf teaching the importance of waiting your turn.

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Day 26: Elf reading to all the dinosaur toys.

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Day 27: Elf has made quite the mess.

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Day 28: Elf enjoying the sun… for once!

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Day 29: Such nice manners Mr Elf.

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Day 30: Until next time Elf!

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We hope you enjoyed all of these adorable Elf ideas and that you and your family have a magical Christmas filled with all things merry and bright.


Love,


Hey Kiddo







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