Let’s face it, the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas are QUICK and EASY! We’ve all been there: one week into your Elf’s arrival, you get home late and are just about asleep when you REMEMBER! We didn’t move Elf! So you set your alarm (because who wants to get out of a warm bed at midnight in December), and vow to get up early to move dear Elf. And then you oversleep and the kids are disappointed that Elf didn’t move AGAIN and you scramble to think of a reason why.
So we set out to create some quick shenanigans for your elf. Ideas that are quick and easy and that you can have on hand for moments just like this.
In the original spirit of Elf on the Shelf, these are all hiding spots for your elf. But of course, he’s a thoughtful fellow and was kind enough to leave a clue behind each morning!
12 New Quick & Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Your kids will have fun deciphering the clue to find out where he is hidden.
From dresser drawers and hall closets, to back-packs and dirty laundry baskets, your kids won’t know where your Elf on the Shelf is going to pop up next! I think the clues are fairly intuitive, so hopefully you won’t have a problem solving them.
Download the Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Hiding Clues
These clues work best if they are printed on a sturdy paper like card stock. You’ll see that we have them laid out so that you can fold them in half and they are free standing. So you can leave it on the kitchen counter or bathroom or wherever your kids are sure to see them!
Free 2017 Printable Elf on the Shelf Planning Calendar
You’ll also want to download our FREE 2017 printable Elf on the Shelf Planning Calendar. A little planning goes a LONG way with your Elf on the Shelf!
Other New Elf on the Shelf Ideas:
If you have another minute, be sure to check out 35 New Elf on the Shelf Ideas (each with a Dollar Tree prop), they’re really clever ideas!
AND, if you’re Elf on the Shelf gets stuck in a poor place where he can’t stay all day (like an ice block in the middle of the bathtub!), you’ll definitely need one of these! The Magic Elf on the Shelf Moving Glove:
Plus, if you’re running short on time, you’ll love these ideas! Free printable hiding clues:
And it seems that my husband got in the spirit of Elf on the Shelf as well, here is his take on it! 5 New Redneck Elf on the Shelf ideas (and yes, he really put minnows in our bath tub!) See it here:
And while this has nothing to do with your Elf on the Shelf, it is one of our most popular posts right now and super fun! DIY Gingerbread House Kits, includes a free printable topper with instructions and ideas!
We hope that these are helpful and help your Christmas and Elf on the Shelf season to go smoothly!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!