25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Kids
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25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas #ElfontheShelf

Looking to be inspired by some fun Elf on the Shelf ideas,  I found 25 simple ideas that will keep that little Elf hoping!  From bungee jumping to swinging on a candy can swing, your kiddos will love see what their elf is up to each morning.

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25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

1. Roast marshmallows
2. Workout
3. Make coffee for Breakfast
4. Make cutout snowflakes
5. Bring a surprise package back from the North Pole
6. Brings a letter from Santa with a video message
7. Have a midnight snack in the refrigerator
8. Hide and Seek
9. Arrive by parachute
10. Draw a picture
11. Play Angry Birds
12. Leave a toothpaste message and new toothbrushes
13. Draw funny faces on picture frames
14. Have a snowball fight with another doll
15. Pipe Cleaner and Fruit Loops
16. Play Jenga with stuffed animals
17. Make a Christmas List
18. Nerf gun fight
19. Elf kissing booth
20. Bring a special treat for the kids
21. Bungee jump
22. Have a basketball game
23. TP the Christmas Tree
24. Construction zone
25. Candy Cane swing


Do you have a favorite Elf on the Shelf Idea?

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  1. Hahahaha! Elf kissing booth? Playing Angry Birds?? Ahahahaha!

  2. Our poor Hunter just sits there and watches the house. He moves every night. That’s about the extent of his visit!! Haha!

  3. I am definitely picking an Elf on a Shelf up this week.

  4. If we had children I would so do the Elf on the Shelf Tradition!!!

  5. These are such fun and cute ideas for my elf.

  6. I need to get one! :)

  7. I love these ideas, perfect for our elf! My boys have so much fun seeing what our elf did or what he brought.

  8. Every year I say I’m going to buy one but still haven’t…

  9. We never did the elf on the shelf thing came out when my kids were older but it seems like so much fun and cool ideas!

  10. We don’t do Elf on the Shelf but I love seeing these elves and the mischief they get into.

  11. Great ideas! I love the Angry Birds one!

  12. These are all such fun ideas! I love how creative people get with their elf!

  13. These are awesome. We just got our first elf this year.

  14. Thank you for this list! I tend to find myself stumped for ideas at 2am.

  15. These are awesome! We do Elf On A Shelf, but I don’t go all out with our Jeff. I may have to make an exception for that workout idea sometime soon.

  16. I’m always looking for new Elf on the Shelf ideas!

  17. I’ve never done the Elf on the Shelf and my son is too old now, but a good friend of mine is doing it and she has been posting some creative Elf on the Shelves. :) I’ll share these with her!

  18. I love the making coffee! How about hanging from a ceiling fan?!

  19. Going to borrow one of these for sure, our lazy elf hasn’t moved in two days lol.

  20. We don’t get that creative with our Elf. Maybe next year I will, though. I have a hard time remembering to move her around each day, let alone try and get creative with it, lol.

  21. This is great! When my family did the elf, I had such a hard time coming up with new things.

  22. What a great list!

  23. I love the stuffed animal Jenga – it takes simply gathering them and doing a tea party or something up a notch. :)

  24. These are all awesome ideas!

  25. I am so ordering my family an Elf for next year. I think this is a fun tradition to start and there’s an endless amount of ideas.

  26. I can only imagine that by the end of the month it would get super hard to come up with new ideas. This is so great of you to share some!

  27. Our elf just watches us, thankfully. But I love seeing what the other elves do. :)

  28. How fun, my sister does Elf on the Shelf for her daughter and she loves it so much!!! You have some great idea’s here!!

  29. Thanks for all these ideas. I was running low.

  30. This is the cutest idea ever.

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