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
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
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.
Here are a couple calendars so you won’t run out of ideas for your elf. From Mama Cheaps
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
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! 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 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
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
Elf Care Package
Make a care package for your elf! From Confidence Meets Parenting
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.
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
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
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?