Elf on the Shelf Activities that Take Less than 5 Minutes

Looking for a few fun Elf on the Shelf activities for the holiday season?   These funny elf ideas take less than five minutes to stage! Elf on a Shelf | Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas | What to Do with Elf on a Shelf |
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We had a lot of fun last week watching all of our little Elf on the Shelf, Marco’s, escapades!  Some days he is up to craziness and sometimes he is right in plain sight, making it somehow harder to find him.  Regardless of where he is, our Elf on the Shelf has become a wonderful family tradition that everyone in the family looks forward to!   Elf on the Shelf activities don’t have to take an hour to set up either!

Looking for a few fun Elf on the Shelf activities for the holiday season?   These funny elf ideas take less than five minutes to stage! Elf on a Shelf | Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas | What to Do with Elf on a Shelf |

Looking for a few fun Elf on the Shelf activities for the holiday season?   These funny elf ideas take less than five minutes to stage!

Now that you’ve introduced Elf on the Shelf, it’s time to have fun with your Elf. Each elf has a unique personality often reflected in their Elf on the Shelf names and shenanigans.

Elf on the Shelf Playing UNO

We have a card holder for each of the kids that they use when we play card games. Marco, our Elf on the Shelf, seems to LOVE a good card game, especially UNO.  He leaves one extra card holder across the way from him to encourage them to play card games with their Elf on the Shelf!

Looking for a few fun Elf on the Shelf activities for the holiday season?   These funny elf ideas take less than five minutes to stage! Elf on a Shelf | Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas | What to Do with Elf on a Shelf |

Rainbow Loom Thief Fun Elf on the Shelf Idea

With our kids spending what seems like every waking moment making their Rainbow Loom creations, Marco couldn’t help but steal one and tease the kids with it.  They looked for Marco a long time this day but finally found him! Little elves love to get all tied up with rainbow loom bands!

Play Hide and Seek with Elf on the Shelf

Gracie the Elf over at I am Ju Ju Blog loves playing hide and seek!  Whether your elf follows Gracie’s lead in a sippy cup or finds another cute place, this activity is as fun for your elf as it is is for the kids!   Thanks for playing along last week Ju Ju!

Looking for a few fun Elf on the Shelf activities for the holiday season?   These funny elf ideas take less than five minutes to stage! Elf on a Shelf | Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas | What to Do with Elf on a Shelf |

Elf on the Shelf Popcorn Snow Angel

Marco must have been missing the snow or something because boy did he go a bit crazy with the popcorn!  He made a cute snow…or popcorn…angel and quite a mess behind him.  The kids thought this was hilarious and loved it even more when they found Marco had left them a popcorn heart the next morning after he cleaned up his mess. Another great way to set up this scene is with glitter or sprinkles!

Looking for a few fun Elf on the Shelf activities for the holiday season?   These funny elf ideas take less than five minutes to stage! Elf on a Shelf | Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas | What to Do with Elf on a Shelf |

Repelling Time – Elf on the Shelf Activities

I love how Louie, Becca’s elf over at My Crazy Good Life, adds a little adventure to the house!  Louie is pretty much a mischief maker of an elf and a blast to watch.  One of my favorites is when he went repelling…I sure hope Marco gives that a shot sometime soon. I think we’ll probably try and string him up with invisible thread so he can look like he’s flying!

Looking for a few fun Elf on the Shelf activities for the holiday season?   These funny elf ideas take less than five minutes to stage! Elf on a Shelf | Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas | What to Do with Elf on a Shelf |

Camouflage Elf on the Shelf

Now you see him, now you don’t. Sometimes the simplest Elf on the Shelf activities can be the cutest for your Elf on the Shelf. Marco went camo on us and hopped up for some snuggle time with Santa making it REALLY hard to find him.  He seemed all recharged the next day after his time with Santa. 🙂

You can’t go wrong with these Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas Scene Setting Supplies:

Your little Elf on the Shelf friend will get into trouble but not without a little help and creativity on your part. Here are some great supplies to have on hand for setting the scene for your daily fun Elf on the Shelf ideas! All of these items can be used in creative scenes that you Elf will star in each morning.

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