New to the Elf on a Shelf story? Seems that Santa has a crew of “scout elves” that he sends to little girls and boys. Upon receipt, the Elf must be named to receive his magic. Once named, he begins his Elf on a Shelf duties which means he’s watching all day and night to see if your kiddo has been good or bad. Then he uses his Elf magic to fly back to the North Pole at night and report to Santa. The Elf returns the same night and usually lands in a new place – which creates a game of hide and seek each morning for the children. SOME elves are mischievous and get into all types of antics during their free time at night. It’s always fun to see what the Elf on a Shelf has done the next morning.
Here’s a short list of our Elf on the Shelf ideas. “Chintz” is not one of those elves that sits quietly on a shelf somewhere, he is very busy when he returns each night from his visit with Santa. You could say he’s full of mischief. As you read through the list, bear in mind the context. Sometimes what he does is really relevant to what’s happened that day and yes, occasionally I have even asked the Cupcake for ideas. Click through on the links to photos and story.
Day 1: North Pole Breakfast
Day 2: Storytime
Day 3: Zipline
Day 4: Balloon Ball Pit
Day 5: Backseat Drivers
Day 6: Magnet Madness
Day 7: Dress up
Day 8: Gingerbread House
Day 9: Deco Mesh
Day 10: Show Me The Money
Day 11: Rafunzel
Day 12: Shower
Day 13: Pizza
Day 14: Basket Weaving
Day 15: Dreidel
Day 16: Just Hanging Around
Day 18:Go Fly a Kite
Day 19: Smurf Village
Day 20:My Little Pony
Day 21: Private Concert
Day 22: Snow Ball Fight
Day 23: Santas Everywhere
Day 24: Wrapping it up
Day 1: Stepping back to the 80′s with leg warmers and cell phone boom box
Day 2: Caught in the jelly bean jar, but threw jelly beans in the bed too
Day 3: Movie marathon mess
Day 4: Surprise! A Christmas tree in her room
Day 5: Drawing all over the family photos
Day 6: Got milk? Changed the milk to green with a crazy straw
Day 7: Fishing in the toilet with goldfish crackers
Day 8: Decorated the tree with bow and headbands
Day 9: Taking some me time in the bath
Day 10: Perched on the real Ruldolph (with link to inappropriate elf version)
Day 11: Having coffee and donuts with the Princesses
Day 12: Snowball fight with Snow White
Day 13: Toilet paper barricade on bedroom door
Day 14: Taking flight with Tinkerbell
Day 15: Road rally – street car racing
Day 16: Have elf, will travel. Sticky note explosion.
Day 17: Have elf, will travel, part 2. Stamping project.
Day 18: Cobbler sewing elf
Day 19: Diamonds are an Elf’s best friend.
Day 20: He’s no Liberace. He’s our Elf.
Day 21: Call the doctor. Our Elf is sick.
Day 22: Chipwrecked.
Day 23: Pretending to be in a Snow Globe..
Check back each day for Chintz’s latest Elf on a Shelf mischief!
What has your Elf on a Shelf done? Is it an elf full or mischief or kindness? I’d love to hear about your great ideas! Leave me a comment below.