FUN Elf on the Shelf Ideas

 The Elf on a Shelf is a brand new tradition for our family this Christmas. The morning after the Christmas decorations went up, Jack came to visit.

Jack is the name we gave our little scout elf who was sent from the North Pole to help Santa keep track of which kids have been naughty and which kids have been nice. Each night he flies back to report about the day’s activities. In the morning he is perched in a different place.

My kids love waking up in the morning and searching for Jack. Even though they are not allowed to touch him (for fear that he will lose his magic!), they delight in the game of searching for him and discovering what mischief he has been up to.

My eldest is only five, so Jack needs to be easy to find, and of course – not too racy.

Here are pictures of what Jack has been up to so far this year…

If you would like to learn more about this fun holiday tradition, you can visit

Or if you would like read more and continue following our family as Jack gets into even more mischief before returning to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, you can visit

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67 Responses to FUN Elf on the Shelf Ideas

  1. Athena says:

    My Spices

  2. Nancy T says:

    I would choose the Caseco Shock Express for iPhone 4s in Apricot Orange!

  3. Debbie Petch says:

    I would like the Shock Express Case.

  4. Mamamusing says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to write for you 🙂

  5. Lynda Noack- Cook says:

    I would label my holiday totes

  6. melaniamunx says:

    I would love the Lynx Slider Case – iPhone 5/5S – Red!

  7. Mims Wilton says:

    what wouldn’t i label! my husband has problems with short term memory. i would like to stop using post its and maybe go for something little more permanent

  8. angela mitchell says:

    I would like to label my daughters sports gear and school supplies, my rubbermaid bins and my daughter drawers and containers for her craft supplies.

  9. angela mitchell says:

    I would get the Shock Express Case – iPhone 4/4S – Apricot Orange.

  10. Brandee H says:

    I would get the iphone 5S case inred or black.

  11. Lynda Noack- Cook says:

    I just don’t understand what Elf on the shelf is all about, till I read your blog it’s cute what you do

  12. Andrew Pham says:

    Would like to label my storage bins

  13. monica b says:

    I’d like a shock express case in turquoise for my iphone 4

  14. fossie55 says:

    I would label storage boxes that I have in my basement. I would put new labels on my spice jars.
    Florence C

  15. Suzi says:

    My files in my filing cabinet

  16. Ang says:

    I would like to label our boxes in storage

  17. chromiumman (at) mail (dot)com says:

    Shock Express Case – iPhone 4/4S – Ruby Red

  18. Lemon Cupid says:

    I think I’d most likely use it to label items at work! It would be so handy!

  19. Monique Rizzo says:

    Holiday boxes.
    Thanks for the chance.

  20. asketcher2 says:

    My entire craft room would be labelled! My goal for 2014 (it might take me all year) is to clean and organize my craft room. I need to get organized and this is something I’ll be getting to keep it all in order.

  21. truckerofbc says:

    My kids Bike Helmets, their bikes, their gloves and hats

  22. Jennifer says:

    we are sad to say good bye to our elf tonight!

  23. Larissa Visscher says:

    my storage room!

  24. Crystal Englot says:

    I would label all my office folders (which I have many of!)

  25. Darlene says:

    I would label my work folders as well as all my daughter’s crafts & beads

  26. Darlene says:

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  27. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    wonderful idea thanks for sharing

  28. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    all my spices

  29. Joni Dolniak says:

    The storage boxes in my garage and cellar need labled.

  30. Carol Mclemore says:

    My clothes storage boxes.

  31. kathy downey says:

    spices/holiday boxes/craft boxes

  32. kathy downey says:

    wow,what a wonderful idea,thanks so much

  33. kathy downey says:

    this is a heartwarming story thanks for sharing,i was a bit down todat but thanks for lifting my spirits

  34. kathy downey says:

    my grand-daughter found the little elf to spooky for her

  35. kathy downey says:

    thisis a wonderful program for new moms

  36. buzzd says:

    my craft stuff

  37. Brittney House says:

    I would like to label all of my storage boxes.

  38. AsTheNight says:

    I’d like to label the pantry.

  39. Jennifer Lucas says:

    I would label my sewing supplies

  40. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to label my craft boxes

  41. Midge K says:

    my spices and pantry

  42. marlibu says:

    My spices

  43. Christy Martin says:

    I have thousands of index cards that need to be put into tiny file boxes with dividers. A labeller would be great!

  44. Magol says:

    My partner and I both work from home. Our files are in atrocious shape!

  45. Leigh-Ann Murphy says:

    Awesome story. Very difficult if impossible having any sort of balance in todays society!

  46. Leigh-Ann Murphy says:

    Kitchen! All my spices and pantry items would be great!

  47. Sarah p says:

    I’d use it in my kitchen too…everyone puts things away in a different spot, and it’s always a search for something. 🙂

  48. I have a lot of bins I would love to label so I don’t have to go thru them all the time

  49. diane king says:

    awesome story, keep it up!!!

  50. Emily C. says:

    this is an amazing story, thanks for sharing!

  51. Darlene Schuller says:

    <3 wonderful! keep doing what you do!

  52. Laurie Bolduc says:

    Truly inspirational! Thank you!!

  53. kathy downey says:

    wonderful i love your story,everyday is something new with children,but they are sure worth it !

  54. annet says:

    What an inspirational young woman! It is so important to teach your kids the lesson that you can do anything if you try. Good for her!

    Anne Taylor

  55. She really is an inspiration!

  56. Chelsey says:

    I agree that balance is a myth and I love honesty among moms!

  57. loriag says:

    Very cool, I have not heard of MommiesFirst website but will be checking it out.

  58. Victoria Ess says:

    Haha thanks for the giggle! I actually have never heard of this tradition but it would be a blast to bring it into my family!

  59. kathy downey says:

    LoL,this sounds like so much fun,must remember to do this when the kids come for Christmas

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  61. Jennifer says:

    love the name Jack! so cute!

  62. kathy downey says:

    Next year i will be prepared for the Elf,seems everyday i was without ideas

  63. kathy downey says:

    Next year i will be prepared for the Elf,seems everyday i was without ideas

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