Making Memories: Elf on the Shelf


Christmas is all about creating traditions and memories with the family and this year we added The Elf on the Shelfto the list of our traditions.  We have read the book several times with the kids and my husband remembers each night to move our elf (Buddy) around the house.  My 3 year old hasn’t really gotten into the whole “good behavior” aspect of the book, but he certainly loves to find the Elf in the morning.  Although we aren’t nearly as creative as many of my Facebook friends seem to be with the Elf, we still enjoy this family moment everyday.  Below are some of my favorite ideas I have seen for The Elf on the Shelf Mischief.  Please feel free to leave comments with any ideas you may have!

  • Elf Makes A Snow Angel-Lay a cloth down and sprinkle rice over it.  Have your elf making a “snow angel” in the rice.
  • Elf Acrobat-Have your Elf hanging from the ceiling.
  • Elf Face Painting-Have your Elf holding a sign telling your child to “look in the mirror”.  Your child will look in the mirror and see that the Elf painted their nose red while they slept.Elf Artist-Have your Elf create a Christmas themed picture overnight.


This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.

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