25 Unique & Creative Elf Ideas for Elf on the Shelf


Looking for Creative Elf Ideas for Elf on the Shelf?

Are you looking for unique and creative elf ideas for your Elf on the Shelf this season? Look no further! Elf on the Shelf is a craze in our household, and I wanted to share some of my ideas with you, because people ask me all the time to share them! I incorporate fun activities, Jesus, and Santa into our Elf on the Shelf happenings.

Hope you enjoy!

Are you looking for unique and creative elf ideas for your Elf on the Shelf this season? Look no further! Elf on the Shelf is a craze in our household, and I wanted to share some of my ideas with you, because people ask me all the time to share them! I incorporate fun activities, Jesus, and Santa into our Elf on the Shelf happenings.

The best thing to do is PLAN AHEAD. Use my nifty calendars and idea lists here! You can also see more elf posts & happenings here.

Elf on the Shelf Arrival North Pole Breakfast (see more here).

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Day 1

Walking the dogs

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Day 2

Climbing Mt. Bridges. Glasses are cutout of paper and colored. The hoodie was from Alvin the Chipmunk stuffed animal.

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Unique Elf Ideas, creative, Elf on the Shelf,

Day 3

Working on the Tractor

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Day 4

Picking out a Christmas Tree

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Day 5

Decorating his new Christmas Tree

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Day 6

Hanging out with Santa Claus & brought a new stocking for himself!

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Day 7

Wrapping presents for Hunter as a surprise! (there was candy inside).

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Unique Elf Ideas, creative, Elf on the Shelf, Wrapping Presents

Day 8

Reading the Story of Jesus Christ and His birth. After all, that is the reason we celebrate the Christmas season.

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Day 9

Skiing the slopes of Bridges Mountain Ski Resort

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Day 10

Walking on Stilts (excuse the random shoes in the way of my picture, lol)

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Day 11

Pretending to be a Snowman. An added bonus? Your kid will think it’s hilarious to wipe with a snowman!

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Day 12

Painting with bath paint! He think’s he’s Picasso.

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Day 13

Riding the robot dog Zoomer.

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Day 14

Having a Minion party!

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Day 15

Ralphie added a new sweater to his closet!

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Day 16

Ralphie praying for Hunter. “Praying my best friend feels better”.

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Day 17

Ralphie hid 17 candy canes.

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Day 18

Ralphie brought some new Santa overalls!

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Day 19

Riding a motorcycle in the Christmas tree.

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Day 20

Playing the Guitar

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Day 21

Hanging out as an ornament

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Day 22

Skiing with the snowmen.

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Day 23

Riding the horse from the advent calendar!

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Day 24

Ralphie brings a note from Santa that Santa’s magic will lift for Hunter to touch him this one time. Y’all, this is the most precious thing ever! Expect another post with the full letter and story behind this one. By far my favorite creative elf idea ever!

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Day 25

Ralphie left the story of Jesus’ birth before he left on Christmas Eve.

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Did you like a specific creative elf idea? Is there one you would change up a little?

Tell me in the comments below!

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