10 Elf on The Shelf Ideas

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Our Elf on the Shelf tradition is one of my most favorite things I've done for my children. It has inspired within them a love of everything full of magic, whimsy and fun. However, after so many years of Elf antics, I am running out of ideas! This year in anticipation of the NorthPole movie on the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark has released some amazing NorthPole toys at Walmart that will aide our Elf's antics this year. But more than that, our Elf is creating memories surrounding our family traditions!

Operation Tradition: Magic Snowball Fight with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark

Elf on the Shelf Traditions

Traditions are really important in my family and I really try to foster these along with the importance of fun.  The Elf on the Shelf is the magical part of our Christmas festivities.  Our elf has actually aided my children in not being so singularly focused of what "stuff" they are going to receive. The magic of Christmas is not about Santa and presents and our Elf helps my children understand this more with his whimsical nature. Each morning, my girls bolt out of bed to search for our elf, they speak with him, write him letters to bring to Santa and really look forward to what little joke he may play tomorrow. They are less focused on presents, which is what I want.

Operation Tradition: Baking with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark

Childhood is so very fleeting I need to make sure my kids are having fun while theirs is here.

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” - Roald Dahl

Snowball Fight with the Northpole Magic Snowballs and Elf on the Shelf

Operation Tradition: Magic Snowball Fight with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark

I picked up these adorable fluffy magical snowballs for our elf this year at Walmart. The kids found him having a magical snowball fight with an alien creature my daughter had created. I have discovered over the years to incorporate some of my children's toys. My kids love it when their elf plays with their toys. We think he must have the best time in our home!

Operation Tradition: Magic Snowball Fight with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Magic Snowball Fight with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Magic Snowball Fight with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Magic Snowball Fight with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Magic Snowball Fight with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark

Baking with Elf on the Shelf and the Northpole Bake Like an Elf Baking Kit

While I was shopping at Walmart, I found the most adorable magical baking set. Do you know elves make magic? The Bake Like an Elf Baking Kit was perfect for a baking antic by our elf. My girls loved the sounds-like-something-sweet measuring jingle bell, the properly calibrated elf measuring mitten and the elf measuring shoe. The baking kit includes elfin measuring techniques to aide little kiddos like mine the next time they bake a sacred elf recipe, also included in the kit.
Operation Tradition: Baking with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Baking with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Baking with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Baking with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Baking with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Baking with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark
Operation Tradition: Baking with Elf on the Shelf & Hallmark

Our elf even left us some delicious cookies which we are sure were baked in his cozy kitchen and brought to ours. My kids are enjoying this bit of sweet magic. All this holiday fun and magic can be found on Hallmark's Facebook and Twitter.

Elf on the Shelf and the Rainbow Loom

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Elf on the Shelf captured by Minecraft

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Elf on the Shelf taking a Marshmallow bubble bath

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Elf on the Shelf defacing the family

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Elf on the Shelf and Elf Spaghetti

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Elf on the Shelf and Power Rangers waging a war with the Nutcrackers

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Elf on the Shelf hosting a sleepover

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Elf on the Shelf winning a sack race

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Elf on the Shelf hosted a not cocoa bar

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Elf on the Shelf getting all stuck up

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Elf on the Shelf attacked and captured by soldiers

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Elf on the Shelf got all caught up in K'Nex

10 Elf on The Shelf Ideas

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What are your favorite Magical Holiday Traditions?

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10 Elf on The Shelf Ideas