The ULTIMATE Guide to Elf on the Shelf

Last year our family found out about one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever seen to add even more excitement to Christmas for our little girls – the Elf on the Shelf!  Such a cute story about the Elves that come to watch over the children and report back to Santa and the little Elf doll and his crazy antics.  Our oldest was so excited every morning to find out just what he had been up too.

Always looking for more ideas, I began Googling and Pinning what other Elf on the Shelf’s were up too.  I had no idea how amazingly creative people were and our poor “Buddy” was totally lame last year!  So in an effort to help our own little Elf out I’ve compiled The Ultimate Guide to the Elf on the Shelf right here!


 Blog Posts devoted to Elf on the Shelf

My friend Amy at Milk and Cookies has several fantastic posts for you sharing what her family’s Elf has been up too.
Elf on the Shelf
The Elf “Elfed” Himself and More
The Elf on the Shelf – More Ideas

Does an Elf Live on Your Shelf at Mom*tog

iHeart Faces has a great post with fantastic photos to inspire you (and your Elf).

Living Locurto has great photos and ideas PLUS a free download of her images for you to use.

ElfontheshelfIdeas.com  a site with nothing but ideas for your little Elf antics!  I had no idea!!!

East Coast Mommy has a great list (with photos) for your Elf on the Shelf too!

Balancing Home‘s photos are so fun and inspirational.  You will love them!

Bernard the Christmas Elf – Advent Activities from Just Be Blogged is such a creative idea.  Their Elf leaves a bag with family activities each night.

One of the greatest ideas I found was at Little Pumpkin Grace blog:
How cool is this?!?  I so need to remember this for next year – our very own special Elf Breakfast!
Creating Couture Parties (awesome site by the way) has fantastic ideas for creating a mini Elf on the Shelf Pary!

Fantastic Elf on the Shelf Printables {FREE}

3 Dinosaurs has a fantastic printable pack for your littles.  Make sure you download each of the 2 parts and the toddler pack!  They are great and my girls are both loving them already!

Royal Baloo has created seriously cute cards for you to place near your Elf and list of ideas.

Nola Mommy has a great letter for you from The North Pole.

Hoosier Homemade has a big selection of printables for decorating your home, letters and even cupcake toppers!

Living Locurto has a great idea for “Magic Seeds” and it includes a link to her super cute Letter from Santa printable!

Teachers Pay Teachers has a great selection of printables for you.  Here are the free ones:
Elf on the Shelf Writing Printables by Kelli Bollman is perfect for young elementary age kiddos.

Elf on the Shelf – Mini Elf Craft and Writing Template by Anita Goodwin

Elf on the Shelf Journal by Becca Stitch

Free Elf on the Shelf Activities by Mel D

Elf on the Shelf Unit by Stacey Gorman

Elf on the Shelf Count Down to Christmas Bookmarks by 2nd Grade Glance

Diary of an Elf by Brenda Martin

These are just the FREE ones!  Teachers Pay Teachers has so many more options available for you to purchase.

Organize Your Fun

If you like to keep things all organized then you truly do need to download Lovingly Living’s Elf on a Shelf Planner!  Absolutely Amazing!

One Happy Mama has a great {FREE} calendar for you.  One version with great ideas filled in for your and another that’s empty and ready for you to get creative!

There are so many Elf on the Shelf Ideas and images I just couldn’t contain myself.  You can find them all here on my Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Board:

Don’t forget to watch An Elf’s Story on CBS December 14, 2012 at 9:30pm ET!

This post is apart of the iHomeschool Network’s 25 Days of Christmas – Ultimate Blog Hop.  Be sure to check out:  Ultimate Guide to Christmas Countdowns, Ultimate Guide to Advent, and Ultimate Guide to Children’s Christmas Worksheets and Printables.

Love Life, Love God, Live For HIM…
I’m always on the look out for MORE Elf on the Shelf Ideas.  If you have a blog post you would like to share I would LOVE if you would link it here.  Then I can start pinning away!

3 thoughts on “The ULTIMATE Guide to Elf on the Shelf

  1. Thank you so much for this list of Elf ideas! I can’t believe nobody has commented as yet. Thank you very much! ^__^

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