Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Your Home

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

What is Elf on the Shelf?

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

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


Where to Buy Elf on the Shelf?

You can buy elf on the shelf pretty much anywhere.

Find it online at 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 the Christmas book to your kiddos, so they understand the elf on the shelf tradition!


Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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

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

Elf making snow angels using sprinkles!

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

Elf playing with Christmas lights, either inside or outside.

The Nutcracker giving your elf a piggy back ride


Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf sitting with a letter from Santa

Elf playing on the computer

Elf hanging from the mantle

Scout elves repelling down fridge

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

Elf cutting a snowflake from paper

Elf playing chess or another board game

Elf making coffee in the morning

Elf reading a book on the shelf

Elf hiding in the plants or decorations

Elf building with logos on the shelf

Elf writing or hanging Christmas cards

Elf hiding in the fridge – if they eating food


Other Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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

Elf decorating mini Christmas cookies

Elf packing a lunch

Scout elves cooking in the kitchen – leave mess!

Elf taking a selfie – maybe use a plastic phone.

Elf playing board games with your kids’ other stuffed animals

Elf hanging from light fixture or ceiling

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