Easy Elf on the Shelf ideas – 24 Day Plan with FREE printables

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Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Welcome to Easy Elf on the Shelf ideas, a 24 day plan including FREE PRINTABLES to download. I have compiled a list of 24 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas that are super easy and simple to set up or don’t require lots props to purchase. I have also included a FREE Elf on the Shelf arrival poem to download and print, along with 24 fun message cards and a Elf goodbye letter. I hope you find these useful .

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We use a wipe clean elf messages board that are really useful to jot down little messages and worth investing in for a couple of pounds. I have also supplied a free download for our elf message cards. A great elf on the shelf prop to use that includes fun jokes and messages from the elves.

Day 1

Day 1 is Elf on the Shelf arrival day, you can go as elaborate as you wish, whether you choose a North Pole Breakfast or your elves arriving in a hot air balloon. I have made this easy for you, here is a free Elf on the Shelf arrival poem for you to download and print at home.

Day 2

Elves love to read, set up your elves reading among their toy friends.

Day 3

Why not spell out your child’s name or your elf’s name in cereal.

Day 4

Write silly messages or Christmas song titles onto your toilet rolls with a coloured pen. Here are some ideas:

All I want for Xmas is POO!

Have yourself a POOPY little Xmas!

Rocking around the Xmas PEE!

Jingle bells, your POO smells!

Have yourself a merry PIDDLE Xmas!

Let it go! Let it go!

Day 5

Build a frame out of Lego or Duplo bricks and place your elves inside.

Day 6

Have an elf snowball fight. Many shops do sell mini snowballs, or you could use white mini Pom poms, but if you are really stuck then you could always roll up toilet paper into balls. Maybe even add to it and draw some targets onto card.

Day 7

Draw an ‘Elfie’, just draw a rough sketch of your elf, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just as if he’s drawn it himself. You could also photocopy the elf if you have a printer at home for a fun alternative.

Day 8

Use foil Christmas bows and have fun sticking them anywhere and everywhere.

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Day 9

Make snow angel shapes with your elves by sprinkling round the edge with flour or fake snow.

Day 10

Set up your child’s favourite toys to play with the elves, whether its a train track, dolls, action figures or playing a board game.

Day 11

Hide candy canes for your children to find. If you download my free elf message cards you have one for this, so your child knows to look for the candy canes.

Day 12

Enjoy a nice hot chocolate, whether you set up your elves with a mug and some hot chocolate powder ready to make in the morning or whether you leave out a hot chocolate stirrer or hot chocolate bomb is up to you.

Day 13

You could hide the elves in your children’s shoes or school bag, ready to stowaway to school.

Day 14

Wrap the Christmas tree in toilet roll.

Day 15

Leave out a sweet treat, maybe a ginger bread man, chocolate Yule log or christmas treat. I have included a card for this in my free Elf on the Shelf message card download.

Day 16

Set up a Christmas craft. You could leave out some pipe cleaners to make a Christmas tree, or some paper, stickers, glitter or glue to encourage your child to make something festive for the elves. These Christmas tree kits are a great idea and mess free.

Day 17

Make paper chains or snowflakes to hang or stick to the windows. Here’s handy instructions for paper snowflakes.

Day 18

Watch a Christmas movie. Elf is our family favourite movie.

Day 19

Set up a fun treasure hunt. You can find tonnes of elf treasure hunts to download on pinterest.

Day 20

Wrap up the elves in wrapping paper.

Day 21

Hide your elves in the tree.

Day 22

Eat some Christmas sweets or chocolates and leave out all the wrappers with the elves. You could always rub some melted chocolate on the elves faces to make them look even naughtier.

Day 23

Make a mess. Elves love to make a mess, squirt some ketchup in the kitchen, scatter some cereal or flour on the floor or decorate your lounge with elf tape and banner.

Day 24

The elves final day before they have to leave. Our elves bring our Christmas Eve Box on this day. I also have a free elf farewell letter printable for you to download.

Free Elf on the Shelf printable downloads.

Download your free Elf on the Shelf Arrival Poem.

Download your free Elf on the Shelf fun message cards Sheet 1.

Download your free Elf on the Shelf fun message cards sheet 2.

Download your free Elf on the Shelf fun message cards sheet 3.

Download your free Elf on the Shelf Goodbye letter.

Please note that all these printable downloads are copyright of www.littlemissedenrose.com. Please do not offer for download or sell.

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