Has your family ever been visited by the Elf on the Shelf? Whether it's your baby's first Christmas or fifteenth, every family could use some fresh and easy Elf on the Shelf ideas.

Easy Elf of the Shelf Ideas

Let's be real: most parents start Elf on the Shelf with their kids because they think it's cute. But after a few days pass by in December, they quickly doubt their decision.

Coming up with funny Elf on the Shelf ideas may seem simple at first, but then the ideas (or energy) quickly runs out.

Have no fear! We've scoured the web for the most creative elf on the shelf ideas we could find to keep things simple for you this Christmas. With our help, hopefully you'll be able to keep your focus where it should be: on your family.

Pressman Toy Pressman Elf on the Shelf and Where's The Elf?

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Put your memory to the test with the help of Santa's scout elves! Open the windows on the house to find matching pairs of pictures. Search by yourself or work as a team, but watch out: elves can be tricky and they made some mismatched pictures look similar! Score points...

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Start Here: Elf on the Shelf Checklist

Most people fail before they start with Elf on the Shelf because they don't have a plan. While this may work for a few days, you'll quickly lose track of time as the holidays take full effect. Use this helpful Elf on the Shelf Checklist from MomGenerations and you'll have your entire month planned out before you know it!

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Visit MomGenerations.com for printable checklist

25 Genius Elf on the Shelf Ideas

So the elf checklist is a great start, but if you need some other ideas to circle into your month with your elf friend, we've got you covered. Read The Savvy Couple's 25 genius Elf on the Shelf ideas.

Photo credit: Happy Family Blog


North Pole Breakfast: Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Arrival

Perhaps you'd like to create a grand entrance for your Elf on the Shelf? May we suggest a North Pole Breakfast as an Elf on the Shelf arrival idea. Follow along with Happy Family Blog as she tackles everything from theme and colors to food and decor! 

Naughty Elf on the Shelf

If your elf has a naughty streak, you may want to take a look into these funny elf on the shelf ideas courtesy of The Truth About Motherhood.

No matter what you decide to do with your Elf on the Shelf, just make sure to have fun! After all, isn't the Christmas season all about spreading cheer?



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