For those of you who have somehow escaped the latest Christmas phenomena, The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition involves Santa sending his little elf helpers to watch over children in the lead up to Christmas Eve.

You can adopt an Elf on the Shelf here, here or here.

If your family will be joining in the fun this year, here are 19 simple Elf on the Shelf ideas to inspire the trickster in you in the build-up to Christmas.

1. Will your elf turn up by priority mail?

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

 

2. And celebrate in style like Sweet Shoppe Designs elf?

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

3. Will you let your Lego people hold him hostage?

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

4. And then dodge Blind Mom’s army of little green men

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

5. This game of hide and seek demonstrated by SheKnows could keep your little ones busy for hours…

simple elf on the shelf ideas

6. Or a round of Jenga like Snippets from Suburbia elf?

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

7. Honeysukle Footprints‘ elf wanted to take a ride on the shoe, shoe train

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

8. While DIY Inspired’s elf baked himself a special treat

simple elf on the shelf ideas

9. Your elf might want to help with the Christmas wrapping like this one at A Few Short Cuts

simple elf on the shelf ideas

10. Follow the lead of Picklehead Soup, and your elf might challenge your child’s soft toys to a sack race

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

11. And he’s even a pretty good dog walker

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

12. Some elves are generous, like this one from Mrs Pauley’s Place

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

13. He could let rip with a good ol’ fashioned marshmallow fight like Snippet from Suburbia’s

simple elf on the shelf ideas

14. Some elves are messy eaters

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

15. Sometimes elves needs some time to cool off

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

16. The elf at That’s Country Living thinks it wouldn’t be Christmas without snow angels

simple elf on the shelf ideas

17. The elf that visits A Few Short Cuts was a great help around the house

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

18. The official Elf on the Shelf Facebook page shows what fun an elf on the fridge-shelf can have with googly eyes

Simple Elf on the Shelf ideas

19. Then polish it all off with a few treats

simple elf on the shelf ideas

Do you have any more simple Elf on a Shelf ideas? Share them with us in the box below.