25 Elf On the Shelf Ideas

This year will be our 3rd year of Elf On The Shelf and it is a tradition I absolutely love.  The magic and excitement our elves bring in the run up to Christmas is just amazing and the joy on my kids faces each morning when they find the elves is worth every bit of effort we make.  For those of you who haven’t heard of this before I’ll give you a quick low down on how it works.  Your elf arrives on 1st December and every night he flies back to Santa to report on the children’s behaviour.  Each morning when the children wake up they have to find the elf who gets up to all sorts of mischief in the middle of the night when he has returned from reporting to Santa.  He plays naughty tricks or sometimes brings gifts or things for them to do (i.e. cards to make for friends and family).  I hope you find these ideas useful.  The photos are from our Elf’s antics over the previous 2 years!!

  1. Elf’s arrival!  Our elf arrives with the children’s advent calendars. Last year he also brought a book advent (a book for each day leading up to xmas).  This year he will bring a special box with xmas pjs, reindeer food, hot choc, etc. A lot of people do this on xmas eve instead.

2. ‘Chilling’ in the fridge

3. Safari drive

day-15

4. Light saber battle

day-17

5. Toilet paper streamers

6. Bath time

day-19

7. Story time

day-11

8. Chicken pox! (Xmas 2014 both Lois and Cody were covered in chicken pox so of course Joey Jingles ended up with it too!)

9. North pole tea

10610723_10152543630126134_3405773828232135908_n

10. Hiding in the washing machine

11. Santa says its time to put up your Xmas decorations

day-5

12. North Pole breakfast (probably my absolute favourite one on this list – perfect for a Saturday or Sunday morning). This included Christmas crackers, Xmas tree shaped crumpets, pan au chocolate,etc. To drink we had the choice of milkshake,hot chocolate or sparkling party juice 🙂

13. Poor snowman!

day-7

14. It’s a wrap! (this one had the kids in hysterics!)

day-8

15. BBQ time!

10606147_10152575596436134_3945281953758513511_n

16. Decorating the Xmas tree (our elves have used cotton wool buds to look like snow balls, toilet paper and the funniest of all – the kid’s pants!)

17. Making breakfast

18. Elf capture! (those storm troopers REALLY want to be on the nice list and they won’t take no for an answer!!!)

10676364_10152585320556134_4131514447635566782_n

19. Tea party with the other toys

10731050_10152558461431134_4315022518406618092_n

20. Elf in trouble

21. Brushing their teeth

22. Colouring fun

day-10

23. Milk and biscuits

day-3-e

24. Snow from Lapland (you can usually buy fake snow in toy shops, etc)

25. Invitation to see Santa (great for when you are taking them to visit Santa somewhere)

day-13

Bonus Ideas!!

26. Moustache fun! Add stick on moustaches to your photos or even your kids while they sleep!

20161206_074811

27. Pizza and a movie in the Barbe house.  You can get these sweet pizzas in poundland, B&M, etc20161213_081224

28. Playing shops with chocolate coins

29.  Its a trap!20161213_230002

30. Candy canes on the Christmas tree

15541188_390277834638078_5400644647724983066_n

Follow me on Twitter @mumof2point5 and like my Facebook page to receive regular updates on your news feed.

Did you enjoy reading this post? Share it with your friends using the ‘Share’ buttons below 🙂

Save

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s