Tons of Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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It’s that time of the holiday season! Time to start thinking up all those easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas! But don’t worry, you don’t have to do it alone. In fact, if you’re stressed out about it at all, relax!

I’ve got 20 super simple ideas that are certain to help get you through another fun and enjoy Elf on the Shelf season. Just when you thought that there wasn’t any other way to position or hide the Elf, this list is going to prove you wrong.

Don’t forget to check out the Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter as well!

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Tips for these Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

  • These ideas are so simple you’re going to wonder why you didn’t think of them yourself. (but truth be told, it’s tiring thinking of all the new ways to hide that elf!)
  • Write them down or take a picture and put them in your phone so you can easily reference it late at night when you’re actually moving the elf. (or bookmark this post so you can easily come back to find the list of ideas!)

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

You're going to love these simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

What Day Are You Supposed to Start Elf on the Shelf?

YOu can start whenevevr you want. For many families, Elf arrives for the first time the morning after Thanksgiving. This means you’re getting him set up after the kids go to bed Thanksgiving night.

Some people like to start Elf on the Shelf on December 1st.

Other families just start when it is convenient for them.

What Do You Do With Elf on the Shelf The first Night?

Most parents either leave an adoption certificate or they will leave an arrival letter.

Can Adults Touch Elf on the Shelf?

Technically, the story says that no one can touch the Elf or it will lose it’s magic. However, I always say it’s your house and it’s your rules.

At my house if something happens to the Elf and I need to move her, it’s ok. So at my house parents can touch the Elf.

Grab Our Elf Didn’t Move Printable Cards

What is the Elf on the Shelf Story

When you purchase your Elf it comes with a book that tells the story to your children of who EOTH is and what he does.

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