20 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas For Last-Minute Magic

Kellie Kearney

November 11, 2018

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Have you ever found yourself all tucked up in bed and then remembered the elf?! We’ve all been there – sometimes you just need some quick and easy Elf on the Shelf ideas for those late night emergencies!

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Jingles McSprinkles or Elfie McShelfie will be making an appearance in homes far and wide before we know it. Whether you love him or loathe him, you can’t deny he likes a bit of mischief!

If you are looking for some easy Elf on the Shelf ideas, here are some of our favourite fun ideas to do with your Elf in the lead up to Christmas Eve.

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Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Mustache Mayhem

I mustache you a question, but I’ll shave it for later.

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Live Action Elf

Elf is whizzing along the zipline!

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Don’t Be Stuck For Ideas!

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Frozen Fever

Mykidstime easy elf on the shelf ideas

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Let it go…Elsa has trapped Elf in a block of ice!

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Relax in Style

After a tough day, it’s time to relax in a marshmallow bath.

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Get Ready to Ho, Ho, Ho!

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Circus Time!

Elfie has joined the circus and had a go on the trapeze.

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Ransom Demand

Oh no, the elf has been taken hostage!

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Ready, Steady, Go!

It’s time for the annual North Pole sack race!

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Pile ’em High

Get ready for a snowball fight!

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Get Crafty

A fun elf hack for making snowflakes

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Off We Go!

Dashing through the snow, on a one horse open sleigh…

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Dinner Time

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Elf spaghetti is on the menu – isn’t that what everyone eats?

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An Elf Emergency

Looks like someone has the sniffles and is under the weather…poor Elf!

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Disco Elf

Grab the glow sticks as this Elf knows how to PARTAY!

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Toilet Humour

Naughty Elf! Somebody left a little present for you…

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Up, Up and Away

Hot air balloon ride anyone?

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Snow Fun

Do you wanna build a snowman…?

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Peek a Boo

Snap, Crackle, Pop…and Elf?

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Tree Antics

Those naughty elves have redecorated the tree!

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Game Night

It’s time for a fame of Elf on the Shelf Twister

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Jingle Bells

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Who knew Elf was so musical?

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Have you any more easy Elf on the Shelf ideas to share with us? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

Mykidstime easy elf on the shelf ideas

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Published On: November 11th, 2018 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: January 8th, 2024 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Kellie Kearney

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Award-winning blogger Kellie Kearney is a mammy of six. Kellie spends her days bribing her kids, counting to three and making memories, whatever the weather, finding free or cheapish family-friendly days out just so they will sleep through the night! (She also hosts a series ‘Adventures of Eire’ over on her award-winning parenting blog www.mylittlebabog.com)

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