Easy & Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Kids

You’ve probably seen elf on the shelf online or in your friends’ homes…

Elves have always been a part of the holidays, but what’s the deal with elf on a shelf?

We’ve got the scout elf scoop, as well elf on a shelf ideas for your home. Check it out:

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

To get your family in the holiday spirit, start using these fun Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Also explore our 2020 Christmas in KC guide…filled with Christmas events, where to take pictures with Santa ,Christmas tree farms, holiday experience gifts in KC & so much more for the holidays…

What is Elf on the Shelf?

Elf on the shelf is a holiday doll you set up in different scenes around your home while celebrating the holidays.

Your kids will wake up each morning to a new elf scene to follow the story.

Kids are not allowed to move the elf  as it will hurt the elf’s magical abilities.

Where does Elf on the Shelf Come From?

It comes from a rhyming book about Scout Elves who keep an eye on kids for Santa.

Each night, the elf reports back to Santa about how the kids behaved that day. So, the elf on the shelf scene is changed each night from December 1st to Christmas.

Your kids will wake up each morning to a new elf scene, because the elf has left to see Santa…

Where to Buy the Elf?

You can buy it pretty much anywhere.

Find it on Amazon, or head to Kohls, Target, or Bed Bath & Beyond to get the scout elf now.

When you purchase elf on the shelf, it comes with the rhyming book too….

Read this Christmas book to your kiddos, so they understand the elf on the shelf tradition. Cozy up together and have story time…

…it may also spark some inspiration for elf on the shelf ideas! You can also purchase 2 dolls if you have more elaborate ideas for your scenes.

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Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas

1. Elf  zip lining across a room (kitchen, living room) with string, dental floss, or fishing line.

2. Elf sleeping in his bed on a shelf or bookcase. (make out of a tissue box or shoe box)

3. Elf making snow angels using sprinkles! You can lay them on a coffee table or kitchen counter…

4. Elf sliding down the hand rail or staircase on Tupperware – use the lid or container!

5. Elf playing with Christmas lights, either inside or outside.

6. The Nutcracker giving your elf a piggy back ride

Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

7. Elf sitting with a letter from Santa

8. Elf playing on the computer

9. Elf hanging from the mantle

10, Scout elves repelling down fridge

11. Elf hiding inside your Christmas tree – have your elf popping out!

12. Elf cutting a snowflake from paper

13. Elf playing chess or another board game

14. Elf making coffee in the morning

15. Elf reading a book on the shelf

16. Elf hiding in the plants or decorations

17. Elf building with logos on the shelf

18. Elf writing or hanging Christmas cards

19. Elf hiding in the fridge – if they eating food

Other Fun Ideas for the Elf

20. Elf on the shelf eating fairy bread – anywhere in your home.

21. Elf decorating mini Christmas cookies

22. Elf packing a lunch

23. Scout elves cooking in the kitchen – leave mess!

24. Elf taking a selfie – maybe use a plastic phone.

25. Elf playing board games with your kids’ other stuffed animals

26. Elf hanging from light fixture or ceiling

We hope your family enjoys the new elf on the shelf tradition for Christmas.

If you have other ideas for elf scenes, drop them in the comments! We need an elf idea for each day in December, so we will need lots of scenes for our elves.

If you’re looking for other ways to get in the holiday spirit, check out these places to volunteer in Kansas City, Winter Break Camps in KC, or holiday things to do in December.

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