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If your family does Elf on the Shelf, you know the pressure of coming up with creative ideas and making sure the elf moves every night.
Well, I’m here to make your Elf on the Shelf planning easier this year.
Grab a copy of my free Elf on the Shelf Planner, then go through the fun ideas below and pencil them in for all the days of December.
Note: You’ll find more awesome Christmas ideas on my Christmas Activities for Kids page.
Your elf’s arrival
Here are some fun ideas to make your elf’s arrival extra special.
Elf on the shelf letter templates from Spaceships and Laser Beams
Elf’s Arrival by Plane from Busy Kids Happy Mom
Fun and Creative Elf Ideas
You’ll get plenty of inspiration from these creative elf ideas.
Candy Cane Jail from This Mama Loves
Elf on the shelf advent from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Elf video games from Living Locurto
Kissing Booth from Living Locurto
Dunk Tank from This Mama Loves
Police Officer Elf from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops
Toilet Paper Snowman from Frugal Coupon Living
Under The Weather from Living Locurto
Elf in the fridge from His New Mercies
Do you want to build a snowman? from Learning as I Sew
Bedtime snack from Cary Pace
Cereal elf from Lovebugs and Postcards
Elf on the Shelf Zipline from Our Family Code
All wrapped up from A Few Shortcuts
Making paper snowflakes from Home Stories A to Z
Elf in the kitchen from Sweet C’s
Hiding in the Christmas decorations from Busy Kids, Happy Mom
Elf swing from Finding Myself Young
Held hostage by dinosaurs from Finding Myself Young
Candy cane hunt from Glitter on a Dime
More elf goodies
“I Caught You Being Good” notecards from the Pragmatic Parent – wouldn’t this be a sweet way to recognize your child’s good behavior?
North Pole toy collection from Juggling Act Mama – this is the perfect way to encourage your children to get rid of old toys they no longer play with.
Forgot to Move Notes from Your Modern Family – if your elf forgot to move overnight (whoops!), this post has some great ideas for excuse notes your elf can leave to explain his behavior.
Get my free Elf on the Shelf Planner!
I have created a free planner you can download and use to schedule your favorite Elf on the Shelf ideas for December.
Get it as part of the Christmas Printables Bundle.
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More Christmas resources
More Christmas ideas from Gift of Curiosity:
- Washi tape Christmas trees
- Q-tip painted Christmas tree
- Paper plate reindeer craft
- Cinnamon Christmas ornaments
- Christmas Preschool Math Pack
- Christmas Fine Motor Pack
- Christmas Bingo
For more Christmas activities your kids will love, see my Christmas Activities for Kids page and my Christmas Activities for Kids Pinterest board.
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