We love Elf on the Shelf and all of the fun holiday ideas that go along with it. Your elf antics don’t have to be expensive or exhausting, in fact .. we love the simple elf ideas and we think kids love those the most as well!
We also love when the Elf on the Shelf can be helpful and even educational and that’s why we’ve even got some free Elf on the Shelf printables to help kids with reading and math and other fun Elf activities. They’ll have so much fun that they won’t even realize that they are learning at the same time!
The main key with the whole elf thing is to have fun! Enjoy the process of getting creative and finding ways to make your elf part of your holiday magic. It should never be stressful and if it is, then you might need to tone things back a big.
Pro tip: keep your elf goofy and comical and that way it’s always easily explained or understood when he gets himself into a (literal) jam!