Yes, I know the elf on the shelf doesn’t normally visit until December with the North Pole Breakfast, but in our house, we have a Halloween Elf on the Shelf too!
We love Halloween in this house and it is normally the first time the Elf on the Shelf makes his annual appearance!
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We mummify the elf on the shelf and often have a switch witch that pays a visit too!
Honestly, I know I am mad, but the kids absolutely love it!
Halloween Elf on the Shelf
Before Freddie was homeschooled, the Halloween Elf on the Shelf would come and decorate our house.
It, of course, wasn’t the Christmas elf, Twinkletoes, it was her cousin!
But the Halloween Elf, who still remains nameless, would be wearing some sort of creepy Halloween costume and would leave little spooky gifts. Like lots of creepy spiders, or a Halloween book.
She would report back to Santa when they returned to the North Pole, straight after Halloween. Sort of like a pre-check up, before Twinkletoes, comes on December 1st.
Our Halloween Elf on the shelf doesn’t move other than decorating the house of course!
But if you are interested to see what our Christmas Elf gets up to, check out these 14 free Elf on the Shelf Antics.
Elf on the Shelf Halloween Costume
I try and mix things up each year with our Halloween elf, and I have come across these accessories.
She is always wearing something “scary” though.
My favorite was pictured above, where we mummified her. I found an old white tea towel and ripped it up, and added some red food coloring! A nice free elf on the shelf costume.
What is a Switch Witch?
This is a good witch that takes some of the kid’s sweets that they have received while trick or treating and changes it into a toy! This works really well for us as Freddie doesn’t really like sweets or chocolate. In fact one year someone had some fruit in their bowl and Freddie was apparently the only child that actually opted for fruit!! This is a great addition to the Elf on the Shelf, grab yours here.
Ghoul On A Stool A Halloween Tradition
Now I am super excited about this, as I have only come across this recently. I have only just ordered it and it hasn’t arrived yet, but going on the reviews it gets I know I am going to love it! The Ghoul On A Stool is a Halloween story of a mischievous, fun, candy-making ghoul who encourages kids to be kind and to do a good deed every day. We not only want to teach your kids to be good, but to also do good.
Get your Ghoul on a Stool here!
The Skeleton in the Closet
This year I have come across yet another Halloween book and doll which I will be getting. The Skeleton in the Closet!! This is an alternative to the Elf on the Shelf and the skeleton comes for the Halloween season and plays tricks on the children. Get yours here.
If you are looking for more fun activities this Halloween, check out the following FREE printables.
Halloween word search printable,
Halloween activities for homeschool
What are your Elf on the Shelf Halloween traditions? Let me know in the comments below.
Last Updated on 7 January 2022 by homeschoolof1