Check out these funny and easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Kids. These will make great holiday activities for kids over the festive season. Can you believe Christmas is already a month away?! Eek! I’ve got you covered! We started the elf on the shelf tradition last year and my kids absolutely LOVED it! We had a lot of fun last year and will be carrying on the tradition again this year with some of these fun elf on the shelf ideas below. I just love seeing my kids eyes light up in the morning when they find their elf.
And let’s get real here… our Elf isn’t always creative. Sometimes we’ll actually find him sitting on a shelf (winks) or hanging from the chandelier. Most of these elf on the shelf ideas take only a few minutes to do. It doesn’t have to be hard. Me and my husband actually have a good time hiding the elf each night. It’s almost more fun for us. 😉
What is Elf on the Shelf?
The Elf on the Shelf was started by Carol Aebersold, who published the book in 2005. It has become a Christmas tradition for many families all over the world. The Elf usually arrives on December 1st (some families choose to have their Elf arrive the day after Thanksgiving) and each night the Elf returns to the North Pole to report how the children are doing. When the Elf returns in the morning it moves to a new spot, waiting for the children to find it. Sometimes the Elf is sitting on a different shelf and sometimes he goes all out, totally up to each Elf.
Where to buy Elf on the Shelf
If you’ve never done Elf on the Shelf, you can order your own Elf on the Shelf kit on Amazon or Target (affiliate link).