Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Can you believe it's nearly December? This year has flown by!


Before we know it, it'll be time for the good ol' 'Elf on the Shelf' season. A fun game for families where you move the elf each day to surprise the kiddies! (Or adults!).


The further we get into December, the harder it becomes to think of new and creative ways to reposition the Elf. Hopefully today's post will inspire you with 30 easy ideas for where to place your Elf!

What is Elf on the Shelf?

Elf on the Shelf started in America, yet has now become increasingly popular here in the UK. It's a tradition that began with a book which featured a small naughty Elf character, then each morning, parents would position the Elf around the house in new and funny places to entertain the kids.


Elf on the Shelf Ideas

So, without further ado, here's a bunch of easy Elf on the Shelf ideas:

  1. Rolling in Christmas wrapping paper

  2. Swinging from furniture

  3. Hanging up the Christmas lights

  4. Dressed up to have a swim in the sink

  5. Sat in the car with his seatbelt on (safety first!)

  6. Watering the plants

  7. Writing a letter to Santa

  8. Colouring Christmas pictures

  9. Eating food (e.g. helping himself to jam)

  10. Make a scene using other character toys

  11. Hiding in the Christmas tree

  12. Up to mischief! (e.g. playing with loo roll!)

  13. Watching TV

  14. Playing a board game

  15. Helping with homework

  16. Hiding behind the curtains

  17. Making snow angels using flour

  18. Playing with toys

  19. In the cereal box

  20. Playing with a pet (e.g. snuggling up to the dog)

  21. Helping with the cooking

  22. Warming up by the fire

  23. Reading a book

  24. Making paper snowflakes

  25. Building himself a house (e.g. using Lego)

  26. Choosing clothes from the wardrobe

  27. Hiding in a box of chocolates, with empty wrappers next to him

  28. Sliding down the banister rail

  29. Sat in a paper aeroplane

  30. Eating some cookies

There we have it! Hopefully these inspired you with some Elf on the Shelf ideas! Feel free to add more ideas in the comments below.


Take care and stay safe,






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