50+ Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Today we have a huge list of Elf on the Shelf ideas! If this little guy makes a visit to your house every December, you may have started to run out of  fun things to do with him.

That’s OK — we’ve got plenty! Here’s our growing list of Elf on The Shelf ideas. If you have some to share, add them to the list below!

50+ Elf on the Shelf Ideas

50+ Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Don’t let the Elf leave you exasperated! We have so many ideas that will keep the Elf on the Shelf constantly moving and keeping your Elf interesting and exciting.

Your children will love all these awesome ideas and will remember them for years to come.

Free Printable Elf Ideas

Free Printable Elf Ideas with letters, coloring pages, calendars, advent, and excuses.
I feel like the Elf excuses are much more my style.

Printable Elf on the Shelf Excuses

Did your elf forget to move? Make sure you have these free printable excuses so you can grab one quickly.

Elf on the Shelf Sized Coloring Sheets

These coloring pages are the perfect size for your elf! The set comes with a kid-sized printable and one for your elf to color.

Elf on the Shelf Activity Pack

Here is a huge Elf on the Shelf printable pack set including lacing cards, cutting practice, tracing and more. From 3Dinosaurs.

Elf on the Shelf Letter

Print this free letter from Santa and let your kids plant magic seeds (chocolate chips), wait a night or two and cookies will appear! From Living Locurto.

Elf Calendar

Here are a couple calendars so you won’t run out of ideas for your elf. From Mama Cheaps

Elf Printouts

Some great printables for some elf on the shelf fun! From 3 Dinosaurs.

Elf on the Shelf Number Practice

Number practice with Elf on the Shelf. From Math Four.

Elf Advent Clues

Elf on the Shelf advent! From Artsy Fartsy Mama

Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas
I love the googly eyes. Elf on the Shelf is sure mischievous!

Elf Isolation

Make your elf self-isolation for 14 days when he/she arrives from The North Pole. From Simplistically Living

Elf and Barbie YMCA Dance

Set your elf up to do the YMCA with three other toys like Barbies. From Clearly Candace

Elf Fails

Elf Fails! Here are some funny elf on the shelf moments! From The Jenny Evolution.

Elf on the Shelf Bathroom Edition

Bathroom Edition for your elf. From The Resourceful Mama

Elf Is A Damsel In Distress

Have a toy train set? Perfect! Tie him up in some strings and leave him on the track and in peril like those old movies! From The Train Drivers Wife

Elf on the Shelf Bathroom Ideas

Oops, elf missed the potty! This is such a funny idea using chocolate chips. From Clumsy Crafter.

Elf on the Shelf Googly Eyes

Place googly eyes on food in your fridge as well as on your elf for this funny idea. From Dirty Diaper Laundry.

Mischevious Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Want some mischievous ideas for your elf? From The Jenny Evolution.

Elf Drinks Maple Syrup

We all know how much Elf loves the sweetness with maple syrup. I think that is what makes this one so cute and simple. But be sure to use a nearly empty bottle to avoid big sticky messes. From The Train Drivers Wife

Elf on the Shelf Adventures

Elf on the shelf adventures
Elf on the Shelf doesn’t have to be boring! he can be active too!

Elf on the Shelf Sled

Go sledding! Easily make your elf a cardboard sled and ramp. From My Mommy Style.

Elf Goes Mountain Climbing

A little string is all you need to have your elf go mountain climbing up the kitchen cabinets! From Frugal Coupon Living

Elf Hosts A Concert

Let your elf host a concert for all of your tiny figurines. So cute! From Balancing Home.

Elf on the Shelf Nap

Have your elf take a little nap in the tissue box for a comfy rest. From Gavin Hay Photo

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Adventure

Elf can be rather rambunctious and this week is no different. From getting into cookies, to sitting too close to the TV, tea parties and baking, he has been busy! From Play Dr Hutch

Elf Drives A Train

Chew chew! Look out world here comes Elf and today he is a conductor! From The Train Drivers Wife

Lots Of Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Lots of easy elf on the shelf ideas
I won’t lie, these Elf on the Shelf ideas are much more my speed!

15 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Here are 15 fun Elf on the Shelf ideas for when you’re stuck. From The Resourceful Mama

Reading Books With Elf

Get some scenery ideas from Christmas books. From Growing Book by Book

Hide Elf on the Shelf

Literally hide him on the bookshelf! This is not only super simple, but if you hide him on some of your child’s favorite books, or even new books, this could be a great opportunity to read together. From Play Dr Hutch

Mess Free Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Keep your house clean with these mess free ideas! From My Big Fat Happy Life.

27 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

27 EASY elf ideas to keep your children guessing and busy. From Artsy Fartsy Mama.

Quick and Easy Elf Ideas

Who doesn’t love quick and easy!?! From My Bright Firefly.

The Ultimate Collection Of Elf Ideas

The ultimate collection of Elf on the Shelf ideas. From Mama Cheaps

139 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Over 139 ideas for your Elf on the Shelf. From Crystal & Co.

Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Such easy ideas for your Elf on the Shelf! From Messy Little Monster.

Elf Sheers Sheep

Elf doesn’t have to be on a convoluted adventure! He can be on a rustic one where he is simply sheering sheep. From The Train Drivers Wife

Thoughtful Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Thoughtful elf on the shelf ideas
Sometimes Elf can be very sweet and teach us about kindness and thoughtfulness.

Elf Care Package

Make a care package for your elf! From Confidence Meets Parenting

Elf Mail

Leave some elf mail for your children. From Growing Book by Book.

Teaching Kindness With Elf on the Shelf

Teaching kindness with Elf on the Shelf. From There’s Just One Mommy.

Nurse Elf

Is your child sick? Well, this cute Elf idea may cheer them up! Elf is playing doctor and has the medicine spoon and thermometer ready. From The Train Drivers Wife

Elf Nice List

This Elf on the Shelf made the nice list… How about yours? From Meaningful Mama.

Making Elf Memories

Make memories with your Elf on the Shelf. From Our Whimsical Days.

Elf Loves You

Have your elf spell out I love you in Legos! From Piggies and Paws.

Elf Steals Kisses

Who doesn’t love sweet kisses? Elf does too! Hershey kisses that is and the evidence is all over his face! From Play Dr Hutch

Elf Tea Party

You’re invited to Elf’s tea party of the year! There will be plastic cake and other fun guests like Mr. Rabbit and Ms. Sheep! From The Train Drivers Wife

Messy Elf on The Shelf Ideas

messy elf on the shelf ideas
Time to get messy! I love the flour angels that Elf is making.

Elf Is An Artist

Let your child craft with Elf and create beautiful hama bead art together. From 2 Plus 1 Plus Me

Elf Bathes In Cereal

Sometimes you need a break from marshmallow and candy cane bath to enjoy a soak in Cocoa Pebbles! From Messy Little Monster

Elf Takes A Marshmallow Bubble Bath

Let your elf soak in a marshmallow bubble bath! Just place your elf in a pretend kitchen sink or bowl and fill it up with marshmallows. From Play Dr. Mom.

Snow Angels With Elf

Don’t have snow? No problem! You can make flour angels with Elf on the Shelf. It’s pretty much the same, right? From 2 Plus 1 Plus Me

Other Elf on the Shelf Ideas and Alternatives

other elf on the shelf ideas
We have other ideas too for toddlers, or even using different kinds of Elves.

Elf Alternative

An alternative to Elf on the Shelf! From Play & Learn Everyday.

Elf on the Shelf For Toddlers

Elf on the Shelf for toddlers! From Craftulate

Another Elf Alternative

Jingle Bells: An alternative to Elf on the Shelf. From Edventures with Kids. Here are the rest of the Elf on the Shelf ideas.

Will you be doing Elf on the Shelf this year? What is your favorite Elf on the Shelf idea?

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