December is almost here which mean our Elf is coming back to visit. My kids have been busy getting the house ready for him and can hardly wait to see what he does. Here are well over 200 QUICK AND EASY ideas for your Elf On The Shelf. Many of these photos are from our own Elf, the others are ones our readers shared with us last year. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below!
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Rolling down the stairs in a roll of toilet paper
Cleaning up the family room and pushing the vacuum around!
Sitting in the gravy bowl
Having a snack with the girls play kitchen food.
taking a nap in Barbies House
Racing in the Truck the other elves, he stole the trophy
sitting with the left over bowl of candy from the gingerbread house
Sitting with the Three Wise Men
at the top of the fire truck ladder, hanging an ornament on the Christmas Tree.
Found him inside a water bottle, and we found his magic trick of how he got inside.
Climbed inside a box of Rice Krispies to hang out with Snap, Crackle and Pop
Our Elf was caught in the candy jar
Just hanging out on the lights waiting for the kids to find him.
Elf was sitting on the toilet while Barbie took a bath
Chubs the Elf was hanging out with his buddy Mr. Lion and clipping his nails
Hanging in a stocking eating chocolate kisses with Mr. Lion
Hanging out of a box of oatmeal and doing snow angles with Mr. Lion
Wearing Mom’s Ninja Hair and looking very much like a Reindeer in training
Driving a Tonka truck and loading Christmas bulbs he took off the tree
In our house plant, hiding with Sprout from Green Giant.
In our Christmas Tree covered in clean underwear
In the dryer, folded the clean blankets into a little bed for him and a few friends.
Putting a puzzle together with his friend Elmo
Swimming with the Dolphins
Sitting on the kitchen counter eating a Ritz cracker
On a toilet paper tower in front of the Christmas Tree
Eating chips and hiding in a Pringles Can Under the Tree!
Playing SHOE TRAIN with his friends
Reading a book
Snuck to Granny’s house for Christmas and was ridding her chicken They found him rocking in the baby swing with a few friends, holding an ornament for baby Madilyn since this is her first Christmas.
Sewing himself a stocking on the sewing machine
Trying to cut down the pineapple with a plastic knife
Playing doctor with some of of my daughter LalaLoopsy dolls, one of them had a band-aid over her mouth. My daughter thinks it cause she talked a lot :).
We found our Elf hiding in the advent calendar my 9 year old daughter made out of paper.
Our Elf was a volunteer fireman last night and was getting training from Fireman Sam and Batman. My 4 year old was sure excited to see him in his fire station today.Hanging out in our big “B” watching over baby Jesus… the kids put a candy cane in the manger with baby Jesus they thought he might like a treat :).
Today our Elf was on the couch with BOTH of our xbox remotes, and a half eaten bag of mint Oreos…. Someone had a fun night
Smuckers sent us a wonderful package of goodies for the Holidays, I guess our Elf could not wait to jump in and enjoy them. He was snacking on a spoonful of Jif peanut butter this morning.
Look who dressed up like ElsaDoing acts o service and filling the manger with straw.
He was in the tree and wrote the kids a note to tell them to clean their rooms, and help Mom with the house.Day 18 ~ my 4 older kids are in LOVE with their new baby sister, Each morning they RUN down the stairs to find the Elf and then go grab their baby sister to show her were he is. I find it absolutely adorable…. I love moments like this. Pretty sure she has no clue what that little red thing is, but she sure loves to look at him with her family and giggle with delight as they share making memories together. Today he was peeking out a a roll of paper towels in the kitchen.
Found him in the marshmallows
He brought the kids a gingerbread kit
Our Elf took a nap up in the curtains.~Thanks Joyce for this ideaOut elf brought candy from Korea since he is able to travel the world ~ Thanks Kristy for this idea Buzz making sure everyone is safe ~ Thanks Amber for this ideaI guess he wants to get clean ~ Thanks Michele for this idea
Be Kind ~ Thanks Sarina for this idea
Just hanging around ~ Thanks Sherri for this idea
All tangled up ~ Thanks Amy for this idea
I think she heard me getting onto my daughter for her messy room! ~ Thanks Kelly for this ideaHe wants to share how nice… FREE Reindeer Poop ~ Thanks Vicki for this ideaHe made breakfast!~ Thanks Erin for this idea
We planted tick taks yesterday and they grew overnight! ~ Thanks Sherri for this idea
Tree lighting ceremony tonight, snowflake brought a new Santa hat & glow Sticks ~ Thanks Marty for this idea
Wrote a little note WAY UP HIGH ~ Thanks Phyllie for this idea
He made pancakes for Barbie…and our kids. ~ Thanks Jeanette for this idea
Bath crayons morning message on shower wall!! ~ Thanks Jennifer for this idea
Junior is so silly!! ~ Thanks Melissa for this idea
Look who got a marker ~ Thanks Ashley for this idea
Elves found the wrapping paper and are a little taller today ~ Thanks Sherri for this idea
Kids were shocked that he ate half the bowl lol ~ Thanks Cindi for this idea
Hyder flew in from the North Pole~ Thanks Amy for this ideaThey built a mountain of cups ~ Thanks Brandi for this idea
Decorated the kitchen with bows and notes ~ Thanks Cindi for this ideaSilly Elf just the Joy sign into YO Ho HO and is wearing a pirate hat ~ Thanks Megan for this idea
Tinsel roasting marshmallows over a Lincoln Log fire with cousin elf, Jingle and Emmett from the Lego Movie. ~ Thanks Miranda for this idea
Found a boat and are going fishing ~ Thanks Amanda for this idea
Spider Man is not so sure Elfie is a good addition to the house ~Thanks Hollie for this ideaWhen looking at your tree something missing came to mind. Hidden in your house 12 candy canes for you to find. Love Snowflake ~ Thanks Kelly for this idea
Elf On Strike Start Helping and Behaving ~ Thanks Jennifer for this ideaAnyone want to play a little basket ball ~ Thanks Amy for this ideaPiney climbed mount Christmas tree and put a flag on the star! ~ Thanks Amanda for this idea
Elf diet is NOT sugar free ~ Thanks Tami for this ideaWe had to POOP…. Thanks Nikkie for this idea
Gone Fishing ~ Thanks Kerri for this ideaBrought Christmas Books for the kids ~ Thanks Adrianne for this idea
Folded the laundry and made themselves beds with the towels what sweet little elves. ~ Thanks Jessica for this idea
Our cute little elves are super excited to make some cookies with the girls today ~ Thanks Colleen for this ideaLook who had a Milk and Cookie party while we were sleeping ~ Thanks Emma for this idea
Time to find those SILLY Elves…. Thanks Elizabeth for this idea
Tis the season of giving, Please collect 5 toys you no longer play with to donate to someone in need ~Thanks to Erin for this idea ( this is AWESOME)
Lets Play marshmallow tic tac toe ~ Thanks Danielle for this ideaSomeone has LONG beautiful lashes ~ Thanks Megan for this ideaFun gift idea for the kids to take to school ~ Thanks Michele for this idea
TP snowman (how adorable) ~ Thanks Erin for this ideaOh No our EYES are always watching you ~ Thanks Erin for this idea
Our dog Bear does not like the attention Twinkle was getting.~ Thanks Mercedes for this idea
Dressed like Rudolf ~ Thanks to Amy for this idea
Minecraft Elf ~ Thanks Amanda for this idea
“Peanut” was brushing and flossing ~ Thanks Colleen for this idea
Ready for his morning cup of coffee ~ Thanks Jessica for this idea
Zip Line Candy Cane style ~ Thanks to Loretta for this idea
Magically Delicious hiding in the pantry ~ Thanks Michelle for this idea
A yummy reminder to be good ~ Thanks to Cortney for this idea
Put your hands up ~ Thanks Mary for this idea
Twinkles and her reindeer made popcorn and a mess to boot ~ Thanks to Melanie for this idea
Being silly and hiding ~ Thanks Misty for this idea
Hanging out in a cool place. Playing in ice instead of snow. ~ Thanks Mandy for this idea
Supplies to make gingerbread houses ~ Thanks Tabitha for this idea
Helping Santa finish the “Big List” ~ Thanks to Hollie for this idea
Sneaky made breakfast! ~ Thanks Danielle for this idea
Toys are not so sure Elfie is a good idea ~ Thanks Natalia for this idea
Look who was in his Hot Chocolate cup ~Thanks Alexandria for this idea
Time to make the donuts! Cheerios and Elf Donuts look a lot a like ~ Thanks Shahera for this idea
Elfie Selfie Photos with the kids ~ Thanks to Megan for this idea
Bob our Elf is getting his tan on after being away so long. Welcome back to South Florida Bob. ~ Thanks Sharon for this idea
Watch out this house is protected by toys ~ Thanks Chris for this idea
Elfie on top of the book tower ~ Thanks Julie for this idea
Used chocolate chips…wish I could post the video of my kids finding her this morning…. The reaction was priceless. ~ Thanks Amanda for this idea
Having a meeting with the new elf over cookies, clementines and water ~ Thanks Sarah for this idea
Reminder to BE GOOD written in the spider man soap ~ Thanks to Shala for this idea
Elf is playing with Play Doh on the counter ~ Thanks to Stacy for this idea
Elf is taking a bubble/ balloon bath in the tub ~ Thanks to Kristy for this idea Snowflake the Elf wrote a note and brought a treat in his sack ~ Thanks to Marty for this ideaHe built a tower out of books by the Christmas Tree ~ Thanks Vicky for this idea He made himself a SNOW ANGEL right in the middle of the kitchen ~ Thanks Michelle for this ideaYoga class for Elves… Thanks to Lesley for this idea
You can see snow flake sitting in a swing of lights on the metal thing hanging on the wall. She wrapped our living room and kitchen with lights to tell us to hurry and decorate! ~ Thanks Kelly for this idea
Our elf, George, came on Thanksgiving night dressed like a turkey ~ Thanks Danielle for this idea
Riding the bike in the picture in the wall ~ Thanks Jen for this idea Our elf sparkles came today and brought his movie! ~ Thanks Lynsie for this idea
Do you want to build a snowman, breakfast treat ~ Thanks Marty for this idea
Elfie ate all the ice cream! ~ Thanks Lina for this idea
He’s going to help decorate the tree ~ Thanks Ryan for this idea
Going Fishing inside ~ Thanks to Joyce for this idea
Roasting Marshmallows over a candle making S’mores ~ Thanks Misty for this idea
These cookies are terrible, don’t leave these for Santa. ~ Thanks to Alison for this idea
She made a new friend and they are going for a ride with their new FRUIT cars lol ~ Thanks Alison for this idea
Made some hot chocolate and is enjoying it with a VERY LONG STRAW ~ Thanks Alison for this idea
Silly Lunch thanks to Elf, he is watching you ~ Thanks Marty for this idea
Did he really just draw on the back of babies head…oh no. ~ Thanks Danielle for this idea
Parachuting with a cup cake wrapper ~ Thanks to Mandy for this idea
Our elf showed up with a breakfast invitation at the neighbor’s house, so they all came over and ate cinnamon rolls with us! ~ Thanks Melissa for this idea
Silly elves toilet papered the tree and made it into Frosty The Snowman ~ Thanks Sherri for this idea
Putting a little Christmas magic into the milk and turning it green ~ Thanks Jennifer for this idea
Elf is a judge on “THE VOICE” ~ Thanks Alison for this ideaBreakfast “Elf Style” ~ Thanks Lisa for this ideaJust hanging around… found something sweet to drink ~ Thanks Misty for this ideaSomeone has a sweet tooth ~ Thanks Amy for this idea
Replaces their stocking with their underwear! ~ Thanks Shala for this idea
Making a bracelet on the Rainbow Loom ~ Thanks to Stefanie for this idea
Buttons had a picnic and brought my daughters new Lalaloopsy dolls. ~ Thanks Rachelle for this idea
Subbing for one of the 3 Kings ~ Thanks Kristy for the idea
Pumpernickle, our elf, snow flaked our window! ~ Thanks Becky for this ideaTwinkle Star! The kids had picked up all their toys before bed and he got them all out. ~ Thanks Cindi for this idea
Made himself a swing out of a candy cane ~ Thanks to Elizabeth for this idea
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Elf were having a snowball fight ~Thanks to Sam for this idea
Minty Fresh in the bathroom ~ Thanks to Tabitha for this idea
Gingerbread invited some friends over for a game of Twister ~ Thanks Jennifer for this ideaJack wants to be top elf. He recruited the help of his Lego buddies and tied up poor Snowflake. G.I. Joe to the rescue! ~ Thanks Shannon for this idea
He found himself a toy that he really likes ~ Thanks to Amy for this idea
Used the Christmas dog to bring the kids Santa magnets. ~ Thanks Ashley for this idea
Snacks & video games!~ Thanks to Michelle for this idea
My oldest was very stressed by this…he wanted his brother to eat his yellow puffs! ~ Thanks Erin for this idea
Wrapped the photos on the wall to look like presents ~ Thanks Michelle for this idea
Oh no, remember to play nice ~ Thanks Ashley for this ideaLook Up ~ Thanks Trista for this idea
WOW he had a busy night ~ Thanks to Lori for this idea
Elf is on Pooper Scooper Duty ! Thanks to Haley for this idea
Helping with the morning coffee ~ Thanks Megan for this idea
Playing with mmagnets~ Thanks Carrie for this ideaOur elf “belle” riding our 3 year old daughter kinsley’s stick horse. She said “I’m really not very happy with belle, because now I can’t play with my horse!!!” Ha ha ha ~ Thanks Nicole for this idea Baby Unicorn is about to get goosed by Mr. Elf ~Thankd Makenzie for this ideaBook party with friends ~ Thanks Carrie for this idea
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