TOP 5 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

It’s that time of year again folks! 25 days of magic and excitement for children all over the world and 25 days for Mom & Dad to try and out do what they did last year.

We know it can be challenging to come up with new & exciting ideas every day for your Elf on the Shelf. We’ve all suddenly woken up at 3:00 am realizing that we forgot to move the Elf. So we thought we would share a few of our favourite ideas from around the web to help get you started.

1. The Classic Snow Angel.

Now we know this one has been done many times – but it always gets a smile from the kids and we recommend throwing it into the mix each year.

Protip: Scout Elves need to stay in one place all day, so this one is good for a day where your family might be out of the house for most of the day so no one is tempted to make the mess even worse.

2. A Sense of Adventure!

Scout Elves are quite adventurous. Here’s a festive way to show off their skills and wow your kids.

3. Do you wanna build a Snowman?

Here’s another one that’s easy to execute and can be done with something everyone has at home.

Protip: Add a note with a related joke to really bring a smile to their faces:

Here’s a freebie:

What happens when a snowman gets angry?

He has a meltdown!

4. Elves at Play!

Elves love toys! So naturally they would want to play with your children’s toys.

Lego can be used to create endless fun for your elf. Personally we like the “ELF-BOT 3000” best.

5. Picture Perfect.

Something we know about our little friends is that they often get a little mischievous.

Here’s one that is easy to execute, and always get’s a good reaction.


One last one that just happens to be our favorite. This one falls squarely in the “mischief” category and can be a little tricky to execute.

Paint your kids toes nails while they are sleep (this is the tricky part). Place the Elf with the nail polish bottle and stand back and watch while they piece it all together.

This one can be as much fun for Mom & Dad as it is the kids 😉

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