Our Elf On The Shelf Has Been Busy This Year! (New Ideas!)

Who else has been busy moving the family Elf On The Shelf around the house every evening? We’ve been having a ton of fun with our elf, but I’m glad to be more than halfway through the month now! I shared a few of our new Elf On The Shelf ideas a bit earlier. Since our elf has still been hopping around through out the month, I thought I’d take a moment to share a few more of his antics with you!

It's not quite Christmas yet, which means your Elf On The Shelf needs to keep moving! Check out some more fun ideas from our elf, Pizza! #elfontheshelf #Christmasmagic #Christmascountdown
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I saw these adorable elf Pez dispensers and knew I needed to grab some for our Elf On The Shelf to bring the boys. Pizza is obviously a little concerned about their legitimacy as elves though!

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Do You Feel Lucky?!

This set up was a HUGE hit with #thebigone. Our Elf On The Shelf brought along a small package of Jelly Belly’s ‘Beanboozled’ jelly beans! Have you guys seen these? I am nowhere near brave enough to try this, but man, they’re a hit with seven year old boys! Grab a green jelly bean- if you’re lucky, it might be juicy pear. Not your lucky day? It’s probably booger flavored!


donut Miss it!

I loved this day, because it was super simple and the boys both loved it. Every Saturday morning, my parents take the boys out for donuts. (My dad is a huge donut fanatic!) Our elf got in on a bit of the donut fun too! This is just a piece of scrapbook paper from the craft store- super simple, inexpensive, and had a big impact on the kids!


Who’s This Joker?!

Another elf impersonator arrived at our house this December. This cute little plastic elf holds a gift of tiny candies, which the boys loved. (Shocking, right?!) #thebigone actually believes that this little guy is #thelittleone’s personal Elf On The Shelf now, but so far, he hasn’t been moving at all. (Ain’t nobody got time for that!!)

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Flip out!

#thelittleone has a big Flip-A-Zoo plush toy that he got for Christmas last year. When I found these adorable little Flip-A-Zoo blind bag toys, I knew they were perfect for our Elf On The Shelf to gift to the kiddos. If you’ve followed the blog for any length of time, you know I love puns. Luckily, these toys lent themselves perfectly to a flipping out about Santa pun!



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It's not quite Christmas yet, which means your Elf On The Shelf needs to keep moving! Check out some more fun ideas from our elf, Pizza! #elfontheshelf #Christmasmagic #Christmascountdown

Have you been having fun with Elf On The Shelf this year? What sort of silly stuff has yours been up to? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • livewellplaytogether

    Great ideas! My favorites were the donut and the imposter one! So much fun; I bet the kids love it!

    • Kate

      Hunting for the elf is definitely a highlight for them every morning. Thanks so much!

  • Kayla

    Busy for sure! Super cute!

    • Kate

      Very busy! Thanks Kayla!

  • Britney

    Totally need to save this for next year!!

    • Kate

      Glad to share some inspiration for your elf next year!

  • Justin

    Ah. I liked the ideas for things to do and buy. It seems you really like elves. Hope you have a good Christmas!

    • Kate

      My kids love the elf, and it helps make the holiday a little more magical for them.

  • Livi

    hahahah I love these! I love the impostors one

    • Kate

      Haha, thanks so much Livi!

  • jmusselman8

    That letter board looks like a lot of fun!!

    • Kate

      My boys love that the elf leaves messages on the letter boards- we have a lot of fun with it!

  • Fiona Rodrigo

    These Jelly Beans look so good and some great ideas for Christmas

    • Kate

      They’re the BeanBoozled Jelly Bellies, so only half are actually good!

  • Chad

    This post is kooky in all the right ways. Thanks for the lol!

    • Kate

      Thanks Chad- we try to have fun with this tradition, so glad you enjoyed it!

  • Eryka

    These are such fun ideas!

    • Kate

      Thanks very much Eryka!

  • lisa

    What great ideas for the Elf on the Shelf.We recently purchased Elves at Play.

    • Kate

      We had our eyes on it… Maybe we’ll pick that up next year. Thanks Lisa!

  • Jennifer

    Love these new ideas!! So cute and fun!

    • Kate

      Thanks very much Jennifer!

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