10 Nature-Inspired Elf On The Shelf Ideas
It’s that time again. The time that all kids look forward to, and all parents dread – time to dust off “The Elf on the Shelf.” If you’re not familiar with the Elf, it’s a Christmas tradition that goes something like this: When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, the elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day’s adventures. Each morning, the elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the fun (thanks to the parents). Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their adventurous elf each morning. Great for kids, very tough on parents who have to figure out 23 creative perches for said elf.
So as our holiday gift to you, beleaguered parents, we’ve scoured the Web to bring you 10 nature-inspired Elf on the Shelf ideas:
1. Hammock Elf:
2. Smores Elf
3. Snow Angel Elf
4. Fishing Elf
6. Igloo Elf
7. Snowman Building Elf
8. Dog Walking Elf
9. Marshmallow Roasting Elf
10. Snowball Fighting Elf
Note: While researching ideas for this post, we were surprised to run across numerous “anti-Elf” opinions. Like this one, and this one, and this one. What do you think? Fun holiday game, or creepy elf that needs to be shelved for good? We’d love to hear your opinions in the comments!
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