Get your Elf on the Shelf moving this Christmas season with some ideas that will have your children loving the magic of Christmas. We don’t just have the biggest list, we’ve got the ultimate list of BEST Elf On The Shelf ideas this Christmas. We’ve compiled a mega list of creative and fun ideas to delight your children – plenty for every day of December!
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We have a full list of the BEST Elf on The Shelf Ideas:
- Ideas for the elves arrival
- Ideas using food
- Ways to pamper your Elf on the Shelf
- Elf on the Shelf reporting poor behaviour to Santa
- Elf on the Shelf playing games
- Elf on the Shelf hanging out with animals
- Elf on the Shelf being mischievous
- Elf on the Shelf needs help
Arrival and farewell of the Elf on the Shelf
Start off the Elf season with a welcome morning tea. Let the whole gang welcome your Elf On The Shelf and officially kick off Elfing season!
Goodbye to our Elf
After spending such an exciting Christmas together, a few creative Elf on The Shelf farewell ideas can help your little one get closure on the silly season. Nobody likes it when Christmas ends, so think about making their goodbyes great!
Food related Elf on the Shelf ideas
The elves were hungry, not sure they opened the right packet… The best Elf On The Shelf ideas are always naughty ones! There’s nothing more delightful to your toddler than a cheeky elf getting the best of mum!
The cheeky elves finished the ice-cream overnight. Some unhappy kids when they wake up!
Breakfast time for the cheeky elves. And they made a mess again!
Tip: this would work just as well with one elf.
Weetbix tower is one way to start the morning.
Tip from the creator:
Weetbix don’t stack so you will need a hot glue gun for this creation.
Grab some flour and make elf snow angels
These elves made sprinkle angels.
The elves are having a bake sale. Come buy a cupcake
Whipped cream and you have Elf on the Shelf Cake Splat
The cheeky elves are popping popcorn in the microwave.
The best Elf on The Shelf Ideas result in breakfast being ready surely! Get your cheeky elves to create some Elf Pancakes (kid piklets) for the morning ahead. Two birds, one stone.
Or have your Elves leave you some pancake mix for breakfast – let the kids help! What could go wrong, toddlers are always a BIG help in the kitchen, right?
TIP: With Skittles around the plate and warm water the colour will seep out and make a rainbow
The elves having a hot chocolate with their reindeer friends. And making a mess AGAIN!
Elf goes shopping in the pantry, complete with his own shopping list.
Elves doing some decorating with the Sharpies.
Elf On The Shelf Gets a Job!
Cheeky elf using up the sauce
Elf is making more mess.
Elf lemonade stand
Pamper your Elf on the Shelf
Keep your elf clean with a nice, relaxing bath
Your Elf can enjoy a day at the spa to unwind after the chaos of Christmas.
Elf on the shelf relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book
Elf on the Shelf needs help
Oops, we hit the wrong button on the remote. How do we get out of here?
Tip. How to recreate this
Download this photo and save onto a USB that you can plug in to the TV or computer
The Lego gang have teamed up on the poor Elf
Elf in trouble
MUM! Elsa froze the Elf
Elf is stuck. Isn’t it time you got the best of that cheeky little dude? This is the best Elf On The Shelf idea for kids with big imaginations!
Elf has broken bones!
Elf stuck to the wall
Elf stuck in the dryer
Elves enjoying some games and sport
Tip: you can get lots of mini games from $2 stores and Kmart
Elf games night in with the girls
The games continue with a hit of mini golf
Connect 4 with Jemima! Does your Elf love a good game? Who doesn’t want to play with Jemima!
Karate elves, showing off their black belt skills. Kids love Elf On The Shelf ideas that mimic their own lives and interests. Why not set your Elf up for some sporting glory this Christmas?
Elf dance studio. There’s nothing so elegant as an Elf in a Tutu….
Elf on the Shelf being mischievous
Elf wrapped up Grandma and Grandpa!
Elf just monkeying around. The best Elf on The Shelf ideas this Christmas will be elves up to no good at all!
These elves like to just hang around. Lots of streamers and some strings between photo hooks will do the trick for these Elf shenanigans. The best bit is, this Elf On The Shelf streamer maze will keep your own cheeky little elves busy all morning.
MUM! Look what the elf did!!!
Decorating the kitchen.
TIP: use stick on bows
I was just trying to shave. Oops, I think I made a bit of a mess.
Elf has been decorating the family photos
Cheeky elf has tied his sister to the train tracks.
Tip: this would work well with one elf and another toy.
All aboard with the elf on the shoe train
Ice, ice baby. Its very cold in here
Do you want to build a snowman?
Elves up for a spot of fishing. Hope they catch something.
Tip: this would work well with an Elf and another doll.
I came in like a wrecking elf
Elf helping with parenting. #winning
Elf can be a great way to modify that cheeky Christmas behaviour.
Consequence elf: stop being rude to your mum in m&ms from an unhappy elf
Elf had to fly to the North Pole to talk to Santa about the children’s behaviour.
The elves can be cheeky, but they are also great at encouraging kids to do the right thing.
We are watching
Behaviour to do list from the elves
Elf on the Shelf hanging out with animals
Just sharking around with their new friends!
Elves looking after the animals on safari.
A visit to the zoo
Fun Elf ideas
Lucky and Jewel Elf got married! Like moving your Elf On The Shelf into the doll house, this is the best idea for little ones who love a little romance in their lives.
Tip: This could work with an elf and another doll eg Barbie
Make your Elf On The Shelf a Lego doppleganger!
These elves get pretty dirty! The best Elf On The Shelf ideas are always squeeky clean, despite what you see on Pinterest!
Elf On The Shelf Photo Wall. Celebrate your Elf’s family tree with some disturbingly similar portraiture.
Hang Gliding Elf On The Shelf Idea
Creative coke sleigh and reindeer Elf On The Shelf Idea
Got a Minecraft loving kid? Who’s to say that your Elf on The Shelf isn’t a big gamer fan too? The best Elf On The Shelf idea for Minecraft mad kids ever! Set your kid up with a play buddy, but remember, if you touch him, the magic is gone!
Best Elf On The Shelf Ideas start in the doll house. Pack the dolls up or invite them for a spot of tea!
An elves work is never done
Pin the nose on Rudolph
Elves on space hoppers
Cheeky Elf put undies on the Christmas tree.
Playing a game of hide and seek
Everyone poos. A cup and a few chocolate buttons and you are set! As always the best Elf On The Shelf ideas involve cheeking mum, or poop. What is it with toddlers and poop?
A mission from your Elf
Elf the mechanic