40 Elf on The Shelf Ideas, Notes, Poems, and Jokes!

Hillary is one of the original founders of  Great Lakes Bay Moms.  She is a mom of two very energetic and inquisitive boys – who keep her on her toes.  She loves spending time with the husband and two boys, baking, girls nights, shopping and traveling!

40 Elf on The Shelf Ideas


Are you one of the many lucky families to have a little mischief maker join your house, every year around Christmas?!?!  We are! Zippy, the Elf joined our family three years ago.  While I love having Zippy join our family for the month of December, I do not enjoy trying to remember what he has done and what he hasn’t done!  It gets to be a bit confusing at times!  The thing that makes me the most frustrated is, my boys can ALWAYS remember what he has done!  If i’m going to keep this magic alive, I had to get more organized and prepared for Zippy!  KEEP. A. CALENDAR.  Everyday I write down what Zippy did and then I keep it for next year.

The thing that makes me the most frustrated is, my boys can ALWAYS remember what he has done!




Over the last few weeks I’ve been scouring Pinterest looking for some fun and eventful yet easy shenanigans for Zippy to get into.  Check out what I found:

Elf Shenanigans Ideas

*Remember to use a DRY ERASE MARKER!
Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
"Elf on shelf decorates kitchen with sticky bows." Little Bit Funky: elf on the shelf
snow angel elf w/sprinkles. - better than sugar-easier to clean Elf on a Shelf : Elfwich
ULTIMATE Elf on the Shelf idea website. elf on the shelf
Elf on the Shelf Ideas Elf on shelf
Sick day after forgetting to move. Maybe a sick note from Santa would help. Sticker mayhem with elf
He's just a wee bit chilly... 75 Family-Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas | Skinny Mom | Tips for Moms | Fitness | Food | Fashion | Family
200 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas - Raining Hot Coupons Elf on the Shelf Ideas: All Wrapped Up
Elf on the Shelf brings a book (This one is already planned! He is going to be hanging out with Pete and Pete's Christmas book~Laura) Before there was the Elf on the Shelf these little guys came with a small box of Russel Stouffer Chocolates. Still have ours from the 50s. Elf on the Shelf idea: Elf Kisses
Wrote on mirror Busy Kids = Happy Mom: Christmas Fun with our Elf-on-the-Shelf! "Healthy Elf"
Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Elfy’s Activity Last Night 12/3

Note, Poems & Jokes

Naughty or Nice Notices - Could see the Elf giving Steve a naughty note for not cleaning the kitchen before Mom is home from work!! Ha ha! This is perfect for those mornings when your elf on the shelf forgets to move. Just print off the FREE poems ahead of time and you're good to go!
Printable Elf on the Shelf jokes elf on the shelf note card templates | 17. Elf on the Shelf Nice List Certificate {free printable} ~ Fill out ...



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