25 Elf On The Shelf Ideas
This is the first year we are doing Elf on the Shelf and boy am I going big with it! I have one elf for each kid and then a baby elf to come in mid December! At first I was really creeped out at the elf. Every year I contemplate doing it and finally caved in! I was nervous about forgetting to move the elf, but I made it very easy and set up all 25 days and put the accessories and outfits in a box so each night I just pull it out and set it up. There is nothing that can compare to your child's face lighting up when you do these magical moments with them! Zane is so excited for the elves to come he talks about them everyday!
I'm going to break it down day by day to explain each set up along with some pictures to go with some of the scenes!
Day1: Welcome breakfast- I will be putting the elves inside a jumbo clear balloon and have the kids pop it! Along with a welcome letter and their first day of December baskets
Day 2: Grinch elf sweater, make grinch popcorn (tutorial on IG) and watch the Grinch movies
Day 3: Taco Tuesday- elf will be wrapped in a tortilla
Day 4: Gingerbread house making
Day 5: cooking baking sheet/rolling pin- baking day!
Day 6: Elf pizza- let's make homemade pizza!
Day 7: Elf selfie - mini camera and prop/ polaroids of the kids sleeping
Day 8: Campfire elf
Day 9: Elf kissing booth
Day 10: Target Tuesday- Target sweater
Day 11: Pregnancy announcement
Day 12: Starbucks elf
Day 13: Elf tic tac toe
Day 14: Elf sized pancakes
Day15: Shrunkin' donuts- mini donut stand
Day 16: Polar Express Day! - tickets, pajamas, bell
Day 17: Baby Elf is born
Day 18: photo booth
Day 19: Airplane- North Pole Express
Day 20: Bowling Elf
Day 21: Scavenger hunt elf
Day 22: Snow ball fight
Day 23: Nativity scene elf- ready story of Jesus' birth
Day 24: brings Christmas jammies, reindeer food to put out for Santa
Day 25: luggage- heading back to North Pole & goodbye letter
Hope you have a magical season with your family and hope this helps you remember to move your elf and have fun with them!!
Tinsel & Elton can't wait to make their grand appearance!