25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas Your Kids Will Love

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas Your Kids Will Love


Elf on the Shelf has become on the biggest internet sensations this century. Parents near and far have brought these magical creatures into their home to wreck havoc during the night and bring order during the day.

I’m assuming you’ve jumped on the Elf on the Shelf bandwagon, but has your idea pool run dry?

Have no fear! We’ve searched the web to find 25 Elf on the Shelf ideas that your kids will love!

  1. Cereal Box Fun
  2. Being pushed in a roll of toilet paper
  3. Duck Dynasty Fun
  4. Walking the dog & Roasting a Marshmallow
  5. Wrapping Up the Toilet
  6. Making a mini scarf
  7. Making S’mores
  8. Elves Poo Peppermints in the Toilet
  9. Elf kissing booth
  10. Ride in a hot air balloon
  11. Angry Elf : Peeing Green in the Toilet
  12. Attack of the Lego People
  13. Nerf Gun Elf
  14. Date with Barbie
  15. What to do if you FORGOT to move your Elf
  16. The doc is in fixing Elf
  17. Play a board game with friends
  18. Bungee jumping
  19. Elf makes breakfast
  20. Email Santa
  21. Cookie Machine
  22. Fun with the printer
  23. Elf on Strike | Clean Your Room!
  24. Poker night 
  25. Elf Goes SPLAT


  1. Sandra VanHoey says

    LOL….love it sitting on the toilet and the mints…oh my goodness,

  2. Michelle F. says

    peppermint in the toilet, hilarious!

  3. eric rivera says

    i lovd the toilet one! its hilarious! this has always been a super fun tradition for us all

  4. Rosie says

    I’m getting a real kick out of this, all the bathroom ideas and especially, too, ones about cooking. The little elves are a cute idea! and kids would love this, making magic out of every day activities.

  5. Julie Wood says

    I just love Elf on the Shelf! It is so cute, and I have been putting it around in different spots. I like some of the ideas posted here and I am going to have to try these!

  6. ellen beck says

    My Mom used to use an Elf on the Shelf and that was back in the 60s. God I was scared of that thing!

  7. courtney b says

    lol this elf on the shelf is so silly!:) but i like the captain crunch one!

  8. marissa lee says

    these are all great ideals for elf on shelf,i wish i had one to do this tradition with my girls.

  9. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says

    the peppermint poos is so funny!

  10. I love the Elf pooping peppermint candies on the toilet. soooo cute

  11. Eileen Richter says

    We had never done this before, but my daughter is now starting the tradition with her 2 year old this year. I will pass on the fun. I saw the printer one that led to all sorts of mayhem on that site…funny. This is suspiciously what Lucky the Leprachaun does to us in March. A lot of fun for the kids and often each other we trick. Clever ideas older sibs can find too.

  12. Anita L says

    I had seen several of the Elf on the shelf photo’s posted at Christmas time, but this one of the elf on the toilet is by far the funniest! I know it’s awhile yet till Christmas, but I am pinning these to use next year!

  13. Kerry says

    So how do you use the toilet for the rest of the day if the Elf is there and you’re not allowed to touch him!? Great fun ideas but most tricky to maintain throughout the day without the temptation to touch and take away his magic!

  14. Tamra Phelps says

    OK, I love these ideas, especially the elf on the potty! I always wondered where peppermints came from, lolol!

  15. Dandi D says

    These are all really cute ideas and I can’t wait to try some of them!

  16. Laura Grace Andry says

    We do elf on a shelf and my kiddos love it. They have so much find looking for our elf every day and seeing what shenanigans he has gotten into. Great list! Thanks for some new ideas 🙂

  17. These are all awesome ideas and by the time Christmas is close we always find ourselves running out of scenarios. I think the cereal box is my favorite!

  18. Karen Glatt says

    These are really good ideas to follow and I do need some ideas for putting my Elf in different places. I am going to try some of these ideas this week!

  19. Kids Dentist Helper Shivaun says

    These elves are hilarious! My favorite one is the Elf Kissing Booth, that is so cute, and I just showed it to my daughter and now she’s asking for one. Lol

  20. Cynthia R says

    Wow, you don’t just cleverly hide them in plain sight you all are staging them, I love the card playing one, lol.

  21. MeMe R says

    well that’s new the elf on the toilet lol. I love it. super cute and the type of literal potty humour that works in our home. LOL just the right moment laugh i needed.

  22. Julie Waldron says

    These are some cute & funny ideas. I like the Capn’ Crunch box one. 🙂

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