Elfie's Antics: Week One

Last year we started the Elf on the Shelf tradition with our boys, though I admit, I wasn't terribly inventive at the time.  This year I decided to step up my game...Here are Elfie's Antics this week!

Day One:
Elfie arrived while we were at Nana & Papa's house for Thanksgiving.  He surprised the boys with some warm Christmas jammies, Christmas socks, a Christmas CD for the car and some M&Ms!

He also left a letter, reminding the boys of the rules.  We have a house rule that we can move Elfie to a safe place (from the floor to a shelf, for example) without him losing his magic.  That way I'm not having to constantly think of really high places to hide the elf or yell at the kids all day.

Day Two:
Elfie made a chain out of our giant monkeys.

He thought it was pretty awesome to hang with monkeys on the Christmas tree all day.

Day Three:
Knowing my tendency to lose my keys, Elfie decided to keep an eye on them tonight.

Day Four:
Elfie, the lesser known 4th king, arrived on the manger scene via camel.

Day Five:
Elfie thought the glass top stove looked a lot like ice, so he organized a hockey game...

...with candy cane goals, a bamboo skewer bent into a stick, and a marshmallow puck.  And his favorite team's jersey, of course *GO SIOUX*

Day Six:
Elfie started to make a paper chain to count down to Christmas.  He didn't have time to finish, but my 4 year old was more than happy to pick up the slack!

There you have it!  Do you have an Elf on the Shelf?  What are your favorite Elf Antics?  For more ideas, don't miss my Elf on the Shelf Pinboard!


  1. Riding the camel is my favorite! I am co-hosting the Ultimate Elf on the Shelf Link Party and I'd love for you to come link this up! I am following via GFC!

  2. Great ideas! we're having fun with our elf, Topper! Thanks for the ideas. Love the letter! I am new follower!

  3. I heard about the elf on a shelf last night from a friend for the first time. I must have been living in a bubble...but in my own defense, we are empty nesters with no little ones around. I love the concept of this game! And you have made it look like so much fun!
    I saw you sharing at the All Star Block Party.
    Debbie :)

  4. Great ideas! Looks like a lot of fun. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  5. I love the hanging monkeys, Dash, our elf, may need to borrow that one. And the hockey game is super cute!


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