20 Days of Elf on the Shelf Ideas

The elves are back and ready for new adventures! If you haven’t heard about the Elf on the Shelf, then where have you been?! Just kidding;) but really every year the return of the Elf on the Shelf brings joy to the kiddos and stress to the parents. It’s not easy coming up everyday with creative ideas, not to mention remembering to move them on the daily.  So I have come up with 20 Days of Elf on the Shelf Ideas to help us moms and take the pressure off a little during this busy Holiday Season. First of all let me introduce you to our Elf on the Shelf  Gumdrop. You see Gumdrop came to be a part of our family on November 26, 2011.  Gumdrop stayed with us during the day and reported back to Santa nightly on whether our daughter was naughty or nice that day.

Gumdrop has zip-lined in the house, made friends with the American Girl dolls, cut out pictures to make a list for Santa and even had a cold from traveling to the North Pole every night.

He’s gotten into the candy jar, made himself breakfast, went fishing in the sink and even worked on the laptop while using the potty. He’s one busy elf.


The following year my daughter said Gumdrop needed a friend so we adopted an Elf Magic Elf and named her Holly. The two of them have had a great time in our home. Here are some of the escapades they have had over the years.

Gumdrop and Holly have made snow angels together, swings from the chandelier, played video games, but still made sure to brush their teeth.

This is one of my favorites when Holly rolled Gumdrop down the stairs in a roll of toilet paper. That was priceless, I can still remember my daughters face when she woke up to that scene in the morning.

A year later a cute little reindeer named Nutmeg made his way into our home and the three of them have been up to many shenanigans together. They listen to music, play games, and love to have a good time.

In this photo (below) they are flying from the ceiling fan in our living room.

I hope these 20 Days of Elf on the Shelf Ideas helps you with easy ideas on what to do with your family elf or elves (which was the case with us). Even-tough my daughter is no longer little and knows the truth about Santa and the elves we still continue this tradition by turning it into a family competition on who can out do the other with the Elfscapades. We each take a turn and see who comes up with the best Elf Shenanigans. It keeps the fun going and I have to confess I like coming up with new ideas for the elves. Well friends have a fun time moving those elves around and try not to stress out because I had my times that I forgot or was too tired to move them on a night or two. Keep it simple and have fun.

till next time,





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