EVERY Reason your Elf on the Shelf Didn’t Move!

Oh no! Why didn’t your Elf on the Shelf move last night??

It happens to the best of us! Your Elf on the Shelf didn’t move last night…but don’t worry! We’ve compiled every idea on the web for you. So just pick one of these, and you’re good to go!

So let’s cut to the chase — Elf didn’t move, the kids are wondering why, just say “I have no idea why he didn’t move, maybe I’ll google it quick!”
This buys you a little time and you can quickly pull up this list…

40 Reasons your Elf on the Shelf didn’t move:

  1. Someone got out of bed (if Elf hears movement he won’t move for risk of being seen)
  2. It’s too warm in your house compared to the North Pole, he’s forgotten what to do!
  3. Elf would rather not report bad behavior, he saw what you did yesterday, you have one day to correct it
  4. He’s saving his energy for a BIG surprise tomorrow
  5. Someone touched your Elf on the Shelf
  6. He fell asleep waiting for you to fall asleep, go to bed earlier tonight!
  7. Elf was not allowed to leave: Special black out dates
  8. Bad weather, not safe for Elves to fly in
  9. Elf is tired
  10. He’s frozen and can’t move
  11. Elves are afraid of heights and he is too scared to move
  12. He’s waiting to go until he has something good to report, do something good today!
  13. Oh no, Elf has the flu (or other illness)
  14. He tricked you! He left and came back to the exact same spot
  15. He fell asleep, it’s hard work being an Elf!
  16. Dog or cat kept moving so he had to stay still
  17. It was too windy last night so he couldn’t fly
  18. He ate too many Christmas treats and was too full to move
  19. He worked from home and sent an email to Santa
  20. He might be stuck in place, let’s see what happens tomorrow
  21. He forgot he was in that place yesterday
  22. You probably woke up too early, try going back to bed and see if he has moved
  23. He’s finally found his favorite spot (every Elf has one)
  24. This is the best viewpoint to observe your behavior
  25. It was extra busy at the North Pole and he didn’t have energy to find a new spot
  26. He heard movement and got back into place quick
  27. Maybe he’s a fake and our real Elf is hiding somewhere else
  28. Maybe his arm or leg is stuck and he couldn’t move
  29. Maybe this time he is going to move during the day
  30. Your dad/mom/sister accidentally touched him so he couldn’t move
  31. He can see the TV really well from here, I think he stayed up all night watching!
  32. He forgot his keys and is waiting for them to come in the mail
  33. Maybe that’s not actually our Elf? Did another come in his place?
  34. Once it gets closer to Christmas the Elves only go back every other night
  35. There’s not enough Christmas Spirit around, try singing loud for all to hear!
  36. Yesterday was a Holiday so he didn’t have to work, we should really request a copy of his schedule!
  37. He stayed up late playing with your new toys and didn’t have time to think of a new spot
  38. It was too cold to leave last night
  39. He just likes our house SO much he hates leaving
  40. I have no idea!

Of course, we recommend setting an alarm on your phone so this type of thing doesn’t happen again. But, no matter what the reason your Elf on the Shelf didn’t move, at least we have you covered!

We hope you’re having a great month with your Elf on the Shelf!!

Want to introduce a new tradition at your house where Elf works FOR you???

What Teachers REALLY want for Christmas
What Teachers REALLY want for Christmas! #Teacher #Christmas #Gift #Ideas #Creative #Cheap #Easy #DIY

NEW Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

New Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2017! Easy, creative & toddler Elf on the Shelf ideas!

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:

DIY Magic Elf Moving Glove, how to move your Elf on the Shelf if he gets stuck in a poor place! Make this glove in under 5 minutes! Includes printable package, too! #ElfontheShelf #Christmas #Ideas #Easy #Quick #Toddler

Save this to Pinterest!

Oh no! Why didn't our Elf on the Shelf move last night??? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us! No matter why your Elf didn't move, we have you covered with a FULL list of over 40 reasons your Elf on the Shelf didn't move! They're quick and easy and your kids won't have any clue you simply forgot! #elfontheshelf #ideas #quick #easy #didntmove