10 Elf on the Shelf ideas
We adopted our Elf on the Shelf in 2009.
At that time you could only find the elf online or at select stores.
Well now, two years later, almost every family in America has an elf.
With popularity comes creativity. Parents are stepping up their elf game, which naturally means I have to do the same.
So far, our elf has been in a stocking, hanging upside down from the chandelier and had tea with Barbie and Ken.
This year, our elf must stay high. I don't want Taylor to be devastated when Bryce (17-month-old) knocks it over, throws it, or tries to give it a high five.
Just in case you don't know, the elf can't be touched, or he will loose his magic.
Here are a few ideas I plan to use this year....
If you need more ideas, here are 101.
Just in case, here's the background on this little elf...
The elf and his book "Elf on the Shelf" can be purchased at stores everywhere. In the book you and your children will learn the "rules" behind this elf. The kids believe Santa sends him each year to see if they are naughty or nice. Each night the elf flies back to Santa to report. He returns the next morning in a new location for your child to find. (this is where my 10 ideas come into play) Santa says the elf can't talk or be touched, but kids are welcome to talk to him.
If your family doesn't have an elf, I highly recommend one. This little guy, really is a lot of fun. Here's the website for "Elf on the Shelf" for more information.