Be sure to check out our NEW 2018 Elf on the Shelf Calendar of Ideas
The Elf on the Shelf tradition is one in our house that my kids look forward to every year. Even my big kids look forward to the hi jinx that our elf gets into. So for our fifth year we are sharing our 2017 Elf on the Shelf Calendar of Ideas! I think of elf on the shelf ideas all year round to bring you new and favorite inspiration to bring a little extra Christmas magic into your homes each year. I think you will find a balance of fun and silly ideas, printables and tutorials all month long to keep your elf busy with exciting and fun ideas that take the pressure off parents!
The way this works is that all month I will be sharing these ideas, printables and tutorials as posts right here on the site. Can’t find them yet? Don’t worry I will be updating this post with links to the ideas all month long! But, you have to keep coming back to see all of the magic we have to share this whole Christmas season.
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I swore I wouldn’t get into the Elf on the Shelf craze but then desperate times call for desperate measures. Our Elf, Kevin, came last year after the thinly veiled threats of calling Santa weren’t working. We hoped that a visual reminder would help.
And it did.
Most of the time.
This year, I set out to be a little more prepared with our Elf antics. I had seen calendars floating around on Pinterest and figured “Why not?” Maybe if I planned it out in advance, I could avoid the morning panic of “Did I move the Elf?”
Not only am I sharing with you my Elf on the Shelf Calendar but I am also sharing the visuals. Because unless I see it, I don’t quite get it.
- Elf on the Shelf Calendar
- 24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Looking for the updated 2014 Elf on the Shelf Calendar? Look no further!
- Or, check out these other Elf on the Shelf Ideas:
Elf on the Shelf Calendar
Just click on the image below or directly load the PDF to print out your own calendar.
24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas
1. Elf arrives with “snow covered” donuts.
2. Elf sleds down banister.
3. Elf reads a story to his new friends.
4. Elf goes fishing.
5. Elf takes a nap in the tissue box.
6. Elf repels off china cabinet.
7. Elf builds a marshmallow snowman.
8. Super Elf comes to the rescue!
9. Elf visits the Christmas village.
10. Elf types a letter to the kids on the computer.
11. Elf ziplines.
12. Elf is captured by Lego Mini-Figures.
13. Elf sits on the shelf!
14. Elf has a movie night.
15. Elf has a photo shoot.
16. Elf draws mustaches on family pictures.
17. Elf works out.
18. Elf leaves a Christmas countdown chain.
19. Elf cuts out snowflakes.
20. Elf flies on ceiling fan.
21. Elf leaves a message spelled out in cereal.
22. Elf leaves a message on bathroom mirror.
23. Elf TPs Christmas tree.
24. Elf cleans up Christmas tree and waits for Santa.
Looking for the updated 2014 Elf on the Shelf Calendar? Look no further!
25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas to get you through the season!
Keep track of your Elf’s antics with this Elf on the Shelf Journal.
More Elf on the Shelf on the ideas!
A free printable Welcome letter to arrive with your Elf on the Shelf.
Uh oh! Print this Naughty Warning Letter when your little one needs a reminder.
Catch your little one being good with this Nice LIst Certificate!
When it’s time for your Elf on the Shelf to make his journey back to the North Pole, print this good-bye letter for a happy farewell.
Even MORE Elf on the Shelf ideas!
Yup, MORE Elf on the Shelf ideas!
Did your Elf forget to move? Here are some reasons why!
Did some accidentially touch the Elf? Sprinkle some of this magical Elf Dust to revive him!
You can find your free printable Elf on the Shelf planning Calendar for 2018 right here!
Good news! Thanksgiving is EARLY this year which means EVEN MORE days to find things for your Elf on the Shelf to do. Of course that’s if he appears around Thanksgiving. Hopefully, your Elf on the Shelf comes sometime in December!
But don’t worry! We have 35 BRAND NEW ideas (each with a Dollar Tree prop) that should help fill your calendar.
But regardless, this Elf on the Shelf tradition does require PLANNING so we hope that this calendar helps!
To print, save or download the Free printable Elf on the Shelf planning calendar click here:
And like I mentioned above, this is just the beginning! To find 35 BRAND NEW Elf on the Shelf ideas for 2017 follow the link below!
To return to the BRAND NEW Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2108 Home Page !
Or, check out these other Elf on the Shelf Ideas:
Apparently I inspired my husband Tom with all of my new ideas, so he came up with a few of his own! Here are his Top 5 Redneck Elf on the Shelf ideas:
And if your elf ever gets stuck in a poor location, where you don’t want to leave him all day, you may need this! Click on the picture to see more or :
And, if you’re looking for some quick ideas when time is SHORT, check out these hiding clues! They’re great to print and have on hand for those nights when you don’t have the energy to do something more involved:
And here is a graphic to share on Pinterest for the 2018 Planning Calendar: