Kid Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas

elf

We’ve been participating in the Elf on the Shelf for a while now! Our elf started visiting our home in 2013 and my girls (and now son) remind me every year about our elf coming for a visit in December! I have to say, it’s actually a lot of fun. I enjoy finding new ways to display our elf and it does take a bit of creativity! I wanted to compile a few of our favorite kid friendly Elf on the Shelf ideas for you, from 2013 to 2019. Come back each year for more ideas. Enjoy!

It’s not too late! Order your Elf on the Shelf from Amazon today!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

elf on the shelf ideas

Here’s a great assortment of dolls to use for the tea party elf on the shelf idea.

Kid Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Find the KidKraft Savannah Dollhouse with Furniture at Amazon!

Kid Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas

The Barbie car is on the holiday toy list this year (2016) at Amazon.

Kid Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Find a variety of kids fishing poles for this idea!

Kid Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Find the Fisher-Price Little People Musical Christmas Train at Amazon!

elf on the shelf ideas riding a reindeer

 These deer figurines are similar to the ones pictured above.

elf on the shelf ideas reading books

Use this little learning books set for this idea.

elf on the shelf ideas coloring

The Ultimate Crayon Collection is a bestseller at Amazon!

elf on the shelf ideas playing the guitar

These Disney Figurine Sets are perfect for this elf on the shelf idea!

elf on the shelf ideas walking the dog

The FurReal Friends Get Up & GoGo My Walkin’ Pup Pet would be perfect to use for this Elf on the Shelf idea!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas christmas tree

Check out these Elf on the Shelf Ornaments to add to your Christmas tree!

elf on the shelf ideas riding horses

The Disney Princess Rapunzel’s Horse Maximus is great for this idea!

elf on the shelf ideas building with blocks

Use these foam blocks to recreate this idea above!

elf on the shelf ideas playing candy land

Candyland is on the holiday toy list this year!

Elf on the shelf ideas

This paint set is perfect for beginners!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas Playing with Playdoh

The Play Doh 36-Can Mega Pack is a bestseller at Amazon!

Elf on the Shelf ideas making coffee

The Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is a bestseller this year!

ornament

Here’s a set of ornaments to use for this idea.

band aids
You can use any bandages for this idea, but I recommend using colorful bandages! This bandage idea has been one of my kids favorite ideas of all!

cookies

Use these holiday sprinkles for baking this year!

elf-on-the-shelf-twister

Order Twister at Amazon!

Here are a few of my favorites from 2018 using a Spiderman toy:

elf 2

elf 3

Elf on the Shelf 2019

My girls were begging for a girl elf to visit this year! She was a gift under the Christmas tree as a surprise on the first day back! See the letters below. They named her Crystal! Now Crystal and Clyde are busy creating fun activities, arts, crafts, and games for the kids all month.

elf

“I’m back! I missed y’all so much and I couldn’t wait to see y’all again. I’m so proud of y’all for being good in school and doing your chores at home! GUESS WHAT?!?!? I have a COOL surprise for you – look under a tree. I think you’ll like it! Hint: DOUBLE THE FUN! Sincerely, Clyde P.S. Don’t open until parents are awake!” 

elf on the shelf

Hide candy canes around the house.

elf on the shelf

Gather supplies to make an ornament.

76901519_2510201782430943_651702364511666176_n

Make a snowman craft!

elf on the shelf

Hide tiny gifts around the house for a game of hide and seek. Then, give a surprise when they find them all!

elf on the shelf

Have a movie night and watch your favorite Christmas movie

elf on the shelf

Create snowmen donuts with packages of powdered donuts.

elf on the shelf smart

Write a letter telling your kids they are smart! Use Smarties candy canes or candy.

elf on the shelf baking

Have fun in the kitchen! Help the kids bake cookies!

elf on the shelf hiding game

Have your elves play hide and seek. If hints are needed, have a friend or family member text a hint “from the elves.” For this one, I had my mom text us that the elves were hungry and needed a snack.

Check back for more ideas from this year! I’ll try to update as often as possible! My kids LOVE coming downstairs to figure out what the elf did over night!

Pin to Pinterest:

Kid Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas

This Tabletop Ceramic Lighted Green Christmas Tree could work for the idea above!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Pin to Pinterest:

Kid Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Do you have any Elf on the Shelf ideas to contribute? Leave a comment! 

32 Comments

Comments

    Leave a Reply to Debi@TheSpringMount6Pack Cancel reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. says

    Awww these are super cute ideas! Elf on the Shelf must be so fun for the little ones! Wish I had known about it when my son was smaller. I will have to get one for my nieces and nephews 😉

Trackbacks