It is almost upon us, friends: Elf on the Shelf season! Did you check out my post last week on Elf on the Shelf Ideas Using Marshmallows? You should. Silly, sugary, simple fun! Plus, that post includes all of my musings on Elf on the Shelf and on our elf, Reindeer Face, who was clearly named by a three year old boy. ;)
But let’s move on to today’s collection of ideas: Elf on the Shelf Ideas Using Your Child’s TOYS!
I am all about simplicity. Lazy Mama alert, right here! And I’m totally cool with that. I don’t want a naughty, mischievous elf or a messy elf. I already have two mischievous, messy little ones in my home, thank you very much. For that reason I love simple but fun ideas to do with our elf. Today I am sharing some of our favs with you.
He can build himself a castle!
Or maybe just a Lego throne.
He may need to go on a quick ride on the rocking horse.
Playing is very hard work, so he probably needs to cook up some “food” in the toy kitchen… And then, of course, he will need to sit down and eat it.
Driving a dump truck is always a blast. If you want to go the extra mile you could fill the back of the truck with mini candy canes or tiny presents!
Of course, riding a dragon would be even more exciting…. (I found that huge thing at Saver’s for $5. Score!)
Elves love trains…didn’t you know? Small trains….or big trains. Lounge away, Sir Elf….lounge away!
Elves also love playing dress up. Strange, but true!
Just admiring his majestic reflection….
Off to little sister’s room to visit the princesses… He seems rather pleased about this development. Flirty Elf! ;)
Maybe if he chills near the doll furniture for long enough someone will feed him a snack….
Or take him for a ride!
Then again, maybe he will just take a nap instead.
Reading books is always fun, especially in a miniature rocking chair.
Then again, reading to friends is even more fun than reading alone! New friends will also need to be taught all about Santa, naturally.
(The little chalkboard is CRAZY simple to make! Tutorial HERE.)
The Elf can also play games with his friends! Jenga! Or dice!
Time to drive into the sunset, little Elf. Be sure to buckle your seat belt!
Come back on Saturday for more Elf on the Shelf Ideas, this time using household chores as inspiration. Have a happy day!