Running Out of Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf? Here Are 4 New Ways to Arrange Him or Her

Does your family spend the holiday season with the Elf on the Shelf? First introduced with 2005’s holiday picture book The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, these days, many families with young children welcome their very own elf to spend the holidays within their household.

Though there are a million different ways to celebrate the season with your Elf on the Shelf, it’s common for many families to place their elves in cute or mischievous situations, so that they may keep an eye on young children during the days leading up to Christmas. If you’re in need of a few new ideas for your family’s elf, check out this list of fun ideas that will delight the kids in your family.

Elf at the Drive-In Movie Theater

If you have an iPad or tablet device, use it to create a drive-in movie experience for your elf. Simply play your child's favorite holiday movie on the device and arrange cars, trains, and other toys so that they resemble a small crowd of vehicles.

Elf Playing Scrabble

Break out your old Scrabble board for a fun, holiday-themed setup that your children will want to join in on! Arrange your elf in front of their letters and board, so it looks as though your elf is playing the classic board game. Go the extra mile with holiday-themed words on the board.

Elf Wrapping Gifts

Allow your elf to help out with holiday gift wrapping! Grab a few small boxes, wrap them, and arrange them in front of your elf. In your elf’s hands, place a pen, holiday bow, or tape dispenser. This will make it appear as though your elf just finished wrapping your children’s gifts.

Elf Drinking Coffee

Santa Claus isn’t the only one in need of caffeine during the holiday season – your elf needs to recharge their batteries, too! So, create a cute “energizing station” with your elf, an old K-Cup of coffee, and a straw. Cut the straw in half and insert it into the K-Cup to create a pint-sized to-go cup.

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