Elf on the Shelf takes over Chicago homes

While we have yet to add this tradition to our family’s holiday repertoire, Elf on the Shelf is all the rage right now. By bringing a real-life Santa apprentice into your home to keep an eye out of naughty behavior, your own personal Elf becomes the perfect way to keep misbehaving children in line. I’ve rounded up some great Elf on the Shelf ideas from Pinterest that will help you make your Elf feel right at home.

Mr. Elf takes a ride with Barbie.

The Crew of Cars gets taken for a spin.

Mini Elf joke cards that make the perfect accessory for any mischief he or she may cause.

Need some ideas to bring the Elf into the classroom? Check out these fun activities.

A round-up of one family’s great Elf ideas, including planting “candy cane seeds.”

Think your kids are doing OK? Update them on what the Elf on the Shelf really thinks with this Progress Report.

Finally, want to keep all those ideas organized? Print off this simple calendar to keep track of all the places your Elf on the Shelf might wind up in in the month of December.

Does your family celebrate the holidays using an Elf on the Shelf? What did you name him? Share below some of the fun places he has hidden and things he’s done in your home so far this holiday season.

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