How to Have Fun With the Elf on the Shelf

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Homeschool of 1 has been visited by the Elf on the Shelf for over 7 years now.

At Christmas, we have 4 Elf on the Shelf, and an Uncle Si come to visit! We also have a Halloween Elf on the Shelf that comes for a few days around Halloween!

We really are a little crazy, but we love it.

Even after our son stopped believing that they went back to Santa every night, he still absolutely believes in the magic of Christmas.

When he finally stopped believing completely (he was nearly 11 years old) I asked if he still wanted them to come, and without hesitation, he said yes.

Here you will find all the Elf on the Shelf-related posts on my site!  We are constantly updating our posts, so scroll down and see what we currently have.

The Elf on the Shelf activities are broken down into the following sections:

  • Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Halloween!
  • Elf on the Shelf Arrival
  • Elf on the Shelf Antics
  • Elf on the Shelf Activities for kids
  • Elf on the Shelf Goodbye

Make sure you save (and pin) this post for later, and definitely keep checking back as I am always adding new content.

the best elf on the shelf fun from the construction site in November right through to when they go back to Santa on Christmas Eve

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Get all of the Elf printables

If you are in a rush and are tired of searching for Elf on the Shelf printables you can purchase all of my printables for a small fee here. There are 39 pages to print out!

41 pages are included in this download including:

  1. North Pole Breakfast Menu (2 pages)
  2. Elf construction zone (2 pages)
  3. Snowman soup (2 pages)
  4. Elf Kisses (2 pages)
  5. Elf notes (3 pages)
  6. Elf scavenger hunt (3 pages)
  7. Elf memory game
  8. Elf games
  9. Elf hats
  10. Elf on the Shelf word scramble (3 pages)
  11. Elf names word search (2 pages)
  12. Elf story coloring pages (7 pages)
  13. Elf arrival letters (5 pages)
  14. Elf goodbye letters (2 pages)
  15. If I were an elf writing activity (1 page)
  16. Elf on the Shelf yearbook (2 pages)

Halloween Elf on the Shelf!

Traditionally the Elf on the Shelf doesn't make an appearance until December, however, in our home, she comes a little early!

Elf on the Shelf Arrival

See how we prepare for the Elf on the Shelf! We start setting the scene in November!

Elf on the Shelf Antics

Have fun with the Elf on the Shelf this year with our very quick and easy Elf antics.

Elf on the Shelf Activities

December is not just about moving the Elf on the Shelf, it is about incorporating her into your family.

Saying Goodye to the Elf

Saying goodbye is always hard, but when the Elf leaves on the 24th of December make sure the kids know that they have not done anything wrong.

Last Updated on 2 June 2023 by homeschoolof1

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