20 Elf on the Shelf Ideas with Shopping List and Daily Planner


It’s time for another year of Elf on the Shelf!  Not exactly sure what the Elf on the Shelf is all about?  Read HERE!

Like most of your families – my kids LOVE our Elf, Jasper!  We had a fun time with Jasper last year and I was so glad I had put together a plan of 25 Elf on the Shelf Quick and Easy Ideas!  This year, most are still quick and easy, but some area a little more work and need supplies.

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So, here is my plan for this year.  I’ve gone ahead and put together a Printable Shopping List and Month Planner for you to download as well!  I’ve left the planner blank, so that you can pick and choose which ideas you want to use and on what days!

Happy Elfing everybody!

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Supplies needed: 2 Hand Towels & Rubberband


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Supplies Needed: Elf Coloring Book & Crayons



Supplies needed: Christmas DVD’s


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Supplies Needed: Paper for Paper Airplanes


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Supplies Needed: Scrabble


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Supplies Needed: Brown Lunch Bags (and stuffed animals/toys)


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Supplies Needed: Clockes or Watches (I’m gonna do kids watches for my boys)


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Supplies Needed: Lego Plate, Lego Figures, Lego Pieces and String


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Source: Smarty the Elf FB

Supplies Needed: Large Plastic Cups, Toy Microphone, Christmas Lights and Toys


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Supplies Needed: Tablet of some sort and Microwave Popcorn


TicTacMallowSupplies Needed: Large Marshmallows and a Marker



Supplies Needed:  Tupperware and Skewers or Straws


Elf on the Shelf Car RaceSource: Home in Alaska

Supplies:  Toys and Masking Tape


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Supplies Needed:  Play Kitchen


Elf on the Shelf Reading Books (1)Source

Supplies Needed:  Christmas Books


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Supplies Need: Christmas Puzzle


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Supplies Needed:  Cookies (and Sprinkles)


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Supplies Needed:  Balloons



Supplies Need:  Tissue Box and Hand Towel


Screen Shot 2013-11-06 at 10.39.50 PMGoodbye Letter! Source.

Supplies Needed: Computer or Laptop


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I’ll be using our Printable Elfisms and Elf on the Shelf Joke Cards on some of these and for the other 4 days the Elf needs to come and visit!  We also have 12 FREE and Last Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas to reference in case you don’t have the supplies ready when your Elf arrives!  Also, don’t forget in case of an emergency to have our Elf on the Shelf Magical Recovery Kit available!

Don’t forget to download our Elf Planner and Printable Shopping List below:



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Are you ready to take the hassle and worry out of your Christmas Elf this season while still giving your kids the most amazing experience? The Ultimate Christmas Elf Book of ideas has 25+ printables and ideas available in one simple download!

Ready for some help this Elf Season? Then you need the Ultimate Christmas Elf Book of Ideas - 25+ Printables and Ideas for just $4.99!!

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Pam Dana

I am a wife and mom that is over the moon for family, traditions and fun! I love to share lots of printables, DIY's, kids activities and my families favorite recipes! I am married to my husband, Scott, and we have 3 beautiful children and together they are my world!

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    The download links are not working for the planner 🙁


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      Pam Dana


      Thanks for your comment Jackie! Not sure why those stopped working, but I just got them fixed! Thanks again for the comment!


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    Great ideas and freebies! Thank you for compiling them all!


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    Thank you for including one of our elf ideas in your list! I’m loving the other ideas that you found!


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    Krysta Dey


    Found this on Pinterest… and then noticed that you used one of my photos from Flickr! Awesome! Ruettiger will be up to his old tricks in just a few more days – looking forward to posting his antics and hoping others like them again this year.


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    Raven Ann Matheny




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    Bonnie Andrews


    Love this. It’s such a great help – thank you!


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