Love or hate ’em, the Elf on the Shelf can stir up a lot of shenanagins in your home or simply on Facebook among your mom friends. Personally, I take the high road with our Elf on the Shelf, and don’t allow any naughtiness. I like to surprise my kids with fun Elf on the Shelf tableaus and keep the kids guess where they’ll find our Elf next.
My Elf on the Shelf Activities
To help you keep the clean fun in your Elfing, I’ve rounded up lots of Elf on the Shelf tips to keep you going with your Elfing fun during the month of December. My friend Steph of A Grande Life has put together a calendar of 24 ideas in case you need more inspiration, or forget to get the supplies for that super fantastic idea you saw on Pinterest.
The Unintentional Horror Of The Elf On The Shelf | Mama Knows It All
First of all, make sure you’re clear about how you will handle the questions about Elf on the Shelf with your family. As Brandi of Mama Knows It All discovered, kids can easily create their own ideas which could potentially send your family down a path you may not want to go.
Christmas Elf Printable Activities Kit | Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Make sure you have all your printables ready to go at the beginning of the Advent season!
LETTER FROM SANTA FREE PRINTABLE FOR CHRISTMAS | Baby Loving Mama
One morning surprise your kids with a handwritten letter from Santa. Use all capitals to disguise your handwriting.
Elf on the Shelf Printable Calendar | Uncommon Designs
Stumped for ideas? Grab a copy of this calendar and go to town!
Elf on the Shelf Dress… Made from a Sock! | Uncommon Designs
What a cute way to accessorize your Elf on the Shelf!
how to announce your elf on the shelf | Lemons and Laughs
Sometimes building the anticipation can create its own fun buzz for your kids!
50 elf on the shelf ideas | Lemons and Laughs
More Elf on the Shelf ideas! (I want to use the Elf in the blender idea!)
HUSBAND VS WIFE ELFING | Finnegan and The Hughes
Do you and your husband Elf in the same way?
Our Elf is Back! | Finnegan and The Hughes
What a cute way to let the kids know their Elf on the Shelf is back!
Star Wars Elf | Finnegan and The Hughes
Elf Fail | Sisters to Sons
Finally, it’s okay if you fail to move the Elf daily. Kids are super forgiving and super easy gullible (mostly). Give them a reasonable explanation for the Elf appearing in the same spot for several days, and they’ll go along with it.