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elf on a shelf

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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 who does elf on a shelf? This will be our first year doing it, and we're not buying the actual elf or anything, I have a dollar store little doll that looks pretty elfish. I'm making a couple of outfits for her, and trying to think of ideas on how to place her and whatnot. I think the kiddos will get a kick out of it!

by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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SassyWildflower
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

We're doing our first year with the Elf as well. There are a couple of posts about it here here =)

Here are some ideas for you:

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1) Draw Faces on a Picture  

We did this last year too and my boys thought it was hilarious!  Just have your Elf draw funny faces on a picture using a Dry Erase Marker!

 

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2.) TP the Christmas Tree

Last year we hid our Elf in our Christmas Tree, but I thought this idea of TP’ing the tree first was super fun!

 

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3) Replace Stockings w/ Undies

We have boots, not stockings, but I still thought this was too hilarious not to share!

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4) Jacuzzi w/ Friends

We don’t have Barbies in our home, but I’m thinking a Jacuzzi w/ Superheroes would be just as fun!

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5) Sipping on Syrup

Top Shelf of the Pantry – so no little hands can touch him!  Perfect!

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6) TP Countdown

I thought would be fun closer to Christmas!

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7) Glow Bracelets

I have a box of Glow Bracelets leftover from the 4th of July, so I think this will be super fun to do!

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 8) Reading a Book to “Friends!”

We don’t have Pez dispensers, but this concept could work using Barbies or Superheroes – really anything!

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9) Repelling

We have a pretty large Entertainment Center in our house and I think the kids will love this!

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10) Napping in the Tissue Box

Who doesn’t have a Tissue box out and around during the Winter?  Super quick and simple!

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11) Elf Locked Out

One day Elf just isn’t going to make it back, before Mom locks the doors.

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12) Elf Key

The day after he’s locked out – maybe Surprise him with a Magic Elf Key!

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13) Elf Riding Reindeer/Guiding Sleigh

We did one similar to this last year.  Who doesn’t have some sort of Reindeer or Sleigh Decor?

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14) Elf Leaves Message

You could really do this any day with any type of message!  I think I’ll save this for the day after a day that my kids have been especially naughty!

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15) Rocking Baby Jesus

My kids love their Fisher Price Nativity Set and they would love finding Jasper rocking Baby Jesus!

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16) Elf Tire Swing

This one would be pretty easy too!

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17) Wrapping the Toilet

I can’t wait to hear what my 4 year old says about this – haha icon smile 25 Elf on the Shelf QUICK & EASY Ideas that take Under 5 mins!

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18) Hungry Elf w/ Green Milk

And, of course the milk in the fridge would all be Green too!

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Don’t we all have a sick day every once in a while?  So does Elf!

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20) Magic Elf Seeds

Here’s another great idea for an activity!  Click through to see the adorable letter that goes with it!

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21) Kid Trap

Little naughty Elf – tries trapping the kids

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22) Special Delivery!

I love how she has the idea last for several days and not just overnight!  Click through to learn more!

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We have a pretty good sized Chandelier that is really high – this will be both fun and easy!  I can’t see the kids running under it 20 times before finding him!  hehe icon smile 25 Elf on the Shelf QUICK & EASY Ideas that take Under 5 mins!

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24) Hang in Stocking or Boot

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25) Naughty or Nice List!

Looking for a few extra fun ideas – that may take a little extra time?  I loved these!

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Candycane Gardening Kit

Click through the link to see more on this!  Such a cute idea!

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Soarin’ Elf

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Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Elf Zipline!


SassyWildflower
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Also more ideas

HERE

& here

December 5: Jewel Theif Elf

December 6: Weight Lifting Elf

December 7: Piggy Break Robber Elf

December 8: Bad Sharpie Elf

December 9: Doggie Saving Fireman Elf

December 10: Tampon Nunchuck Ninja Elf

December 11: Trapped in the Castle and Watching you Sleep Elf

MaskedMomma
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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 I lol-ed at quite a few of these, thank you!

MorningStarMom
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Everybody keeps talking about Elf on a shelf..I don't get why it's sooooooooo interesting..lol...Someone please explain it to me...lol

twinners.mama
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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This will be our first year!! The girls' god mother got us one last year!! I'm excited.
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SassyWildflower
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

It's just something cute to add a lil more "magic" or mystery to Christmas that makes it more fun for the kids. 

All the kids that have participated in it seem to love it and look forward to it. They think it's actually the elf doing these silly things and it's just something else fun for the kids (and the parents if they're like me..lOl) during Christmas time.

Quoting MorningStarMom:

Everybody keeps talking about Elf on a shelf..I don't get why it's sooooooooo interesting..lol...Someone please explain it to me...lol


SassyWildflower
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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my DD knows an elf is coming but doesn't know when lOl.. we've named her snowflake already (b/c we know she's going to be a girl ;)..lol)

Quoting twinners.mama:

This will be our first year!! The girls' god mother got us one last year!! I'm excited.


SassyWildflower
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM

You're welcome! There are SO many more. If you have pinterest look for Elf ideas and you'll be amazed at what you find. lOl.. they are so fun!

Quoting MaskedMomma:

 I lol-ed at quite a few of these, thank you!


MommaTAF
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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 Love it! I too am doing it the 1st time ever this year! I can't wait!! I did buy the elf on the shelf but ended up getting it for free because of a rewards gift cert and a coupon!

twinners.mama
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Ours is a boy, but we have not named him yet! I think for our first day of him appearing we will give the girls a couple names to pick between. They're only 2 so they don't know he's coming :)

Quoting SassyWildflower:

my DD knows an elf is coming but doesn't know when lOl.. we've named her snowflake already (b/c we know she's going to be a girl ;)..lol)

Quoting twinners.mama:

This will be our first year!! The girls' god mother got us one last year!! I'm excited.


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