If you are looking for easy and quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas, I have them!
I am going to be updating this list daily this season! I am a working mom who is always looking for quick and easy Elf on the Shelf ideas that are cute and fun for my girls to enjoy!!!
This year we started with just hanging our Elf on the tree! She delivered some homemade and personalized books!
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Easy and Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Share a Christmas Book
Using a famous classic Christmas book, or purchasing a new one, have your Elf deliver some great Christmas cheer for you to read to your kids!
Personalized books from your Elf! Read more.
Our elf loves trying to be the center of attention! Create or add your Elf to your table centerpiece! Find any clear glass container! Elves LOVE them!
Stickers on your Elf
Every year, our elf gets stuck with stickers! Plus stickers are such a quick and easy elf idea! Our elf loves to play with stickers!!!
Find all of the fun magnets around your house and line them up and with some double-sided tape stick elf to your door or fridge!
Selfie Elfie is one that was very popular! The trick to improve this one is to do it on your kids’ device where you can force it to not fall asleep. If you have a family computer you can plug it in and edit the battery and sleep time.
Our elf always wants a snack and finds her way into our fridge. While she is there she leaves evidence of some snacking!
Eggcelent Elf Idea
Decorate an Egg for an Elf on the Shelf Hatchimals Idea! You can also do a Pokemon Egg! Either way it is pretty funny!
Also don’t get rid of the cute Hatchimal Egg, hide it until next year!
A List of More Ideas:
Here are 25 MORE ideas for you! ENJOY!
Baking Elf: Set up a mini baking station with flour, sugar, and tiny baking tools. The elf can be found making tiny elf-sized cookies.
Reading Elf: Have the elf sitting with a small book or magazine in a cozy reading nook.
Snow Angel Elf: Use flour or sugar to create a snow angel on a tabletop, and place the elf in the middle.
Zip-lining Elf: Attach a string or dental floss between two points and have the elf “zip-lining.”
Movie Night Elf: Set up a mini movie night with popcorn and a small screen, and have the elf watch a holiday movie.
Toothpaste Message Elf: Have the elf write a message on a mirror using toothpaste.
Fishing Elf: Place the elf with a small fishing rod near a bowl of goldfish crackers or gummy fish.
Toy Car Ride Elf: Put the elf in a toy car and create a racecourse with masking tape on the floor.
Balloon Ride Elf: Tie a small balloon to the elf and have it “floating” around the room.
Gift Wrapping Elf: Have the elf surrounded by wrapping paper, tape, and ribbon, as if it’s wrapping tiny gifts.
Artistic Elf: Provide the elf with tiny art supplies and have it create a miniature masterpiece.
Sick Day Elf: Set up a mini bed with tissues, a thermometer, and a get-well card for a “sick” elf.
Elf Spa Day: Create a spa setting with a small bowl of water, a washcloth, and miniature beauty products.
Letter to Santa Elf: Have the elf write a letter to Santa, expressing whether the kids have been naughty or nice.
Yoga Elf: Position the elf in a yoga pose using toothpicks or small sticks.
Hot Air Balloon Elf: Use a small balloon as a hot air balloon, and have the elf inside the basket.
Snowball Fight Elf: Set up a small snowball fight scene using cotton balls or marshmallows.
Musical Elf: Place the elf with tiny musical instruments, like a guitar or a drum.
Hide and Seek Elf: Play hide and seek with the elf, placing it in different spots for the kids to find.
Elf as a Photographer: Set up a scene where the elf is taking pictures with a tiny camera.
Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and be creative with the placement of your Elf on the Shelf!
Need Help With an Idea
What is your kid into? Leave some comments below if you would like me to come up and share those specific types of ideas! We have done quite a bit over the years!