This year, we’re more ready than ever for the fun and magic of Christmas! These fun Elf on the Shelf ideas for 2020 are surprising, special and oh so silly and will lift anyone’s spirits any day. But the last thing we need is more stress or anything else to do, and it’s going to take some elbow grease to bring this little troublemaker to life – especially as the countdown comes to a close.

Enter all of our new Elf on the Shelf ideas that are as easy for parents to implement as they are fun for kids. From serious out-there projects to tried-and-true favorites (that just happen to be Christmas gifts for kids, mind you), there’s something for just about everyone on our list. To be honest, who says you even have to have kids to get started? Many people just use them as Christmas tree ornaments and even display their figurine collection on their mantelpieces.

Whichever way you decide to go, we’re here to give you an overview of the basic “rules” of Elfing so you can set it up to return a great Elf on the Shelf! Here’s what you should know:

– Your elf needs a name to start with. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best elves on the shelf!
– You might also want to give him some different wardrobe options! (Our roundup of the cutest elves on the shelf is a good place to start).
– During the day, your elf shouldn’t move. He or she always manages to cause mischief at night when your kids are sleeping. How comfortable, right?
– The traditional purpose of a Scout Elf is to quietly monitor your children during their daily activities so he or she can report their “naughty” or “nice” behavior to Santa … in case you’re wondering what to tell them about their new roommate.

Of course, you don’t have to follow these instructions, but they are certainly helpful for those of you who are new to the Elf on the Shelf game. Now that you know what it’s all about, what are you waiting for? Add a little mischief to this year’s Christmas party with the following fun Elf on the Shelf ideas.

1-Elf on the Shelf Quarantine

Of course, because it’s 2020, your elf needs a tiny mask! When your elf comes back, have him bring a note explaining what quarantine life was like at the North Pole and reassure the kids that Santa and all his helpers are safe and sound.


2-Elf on the Shelf Sledding Idea

Candy canes are not only delicious and beautiful to look at! In this fun idea they serve as a sled for each elf.

3-Elf on the (Organized) Shelf

This helpful elf has been binge-watching. Get organized with The Home Edit on Netflix! His handy candy cane hooks keep the licorice organized, and an ice cube tray matches candy in ROYGBIV order.

4-Elf on the Shelf Balloon Blockade

This fun idea only needs balloons, crepe paper and tape, and your kids will think it’s so much fun!


5-Elf on the Shelf Wash Your Hands

Hygiene first, even for elves! Use a dry erase marker to write this helpful reminder (or message!) On the bathroom mirror.

6-Elf on the Shelf Photo Book

After your elf has visited for a few years, you will probably have some photos of your favorite memories. Put them together in a photo book so your children can revisit them in years to come.

7-Elf On The Shelf Coloring Pages

Set up your elf with crayons and a coloring sheet, then the kids can finish the drawing!

8-Elf on the Shelf Time Out Idea

Now I am ready to go, ama bununla yüzleşin: Noel Gününe kadar, Elf’iniz muhtemelen bir mola hak edecek kadar (veya iki!) Suç toplamıştır.