Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Lazy Parents

Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Lazy Parents
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I love reading creative Elf on the Shelf ideas, but I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not usually a parent who goes all out with magical scenes every night and handwritten notes. For one, we don’t really tell our kids that their Christmas depends on their behavior, so Elf on the Shelf doesn’t report it to Santa in our house. Second, I’m kind of a lazy mom.

Not in the “too lazy to take care of my kids” way.

More in the “not one more thing I have to keep up with” way.

Elf on the Shelf on Amazon PrimeIf you think you’re a bit like me or if you just need some simple Elf on the Shelf ideas, this Elf on the Shelf schedule is totally the one for you. I’ve even included our North Pole Snow Days where Elf doesn’t move, perfect for the nights when you just forget. Use as needed!

Pin the graphic to reference it again and again, even if that means you’re digging it out of your Christmas Pinterest board next year. I promise, your kids probably won’t remember.

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    • Cat
    • February 22, 2018
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    This thing has always freaked me out, but I gotta admit… some of these ideas are pretty dang cute… drat

      • Tiffany Barry
      • February 22, 2018

      Haha 😆 It’s kinda fun once you take the stress of overachieving parents out of it, lol! Ours even got married the year before last.

  1. Reply

    Very fun and easy ideas. Thanks a lot.

    • Kirsten Perez
    • December 15, 2017
    Reply

    The ideas for elf on a shelf are really good and will be lots of fun.

    • golden storm
    • December 14, 2017
    Reply

    awesome ,,thanks,,so hard to be creative and making it fun for the kids

    • Wanda B
    • December 14, 2017
    Reply

    This is so great! I just bought an Elf on the Shelf and was thinking up ideas for him.

      • Tiffany | Mom Goes Mental
      • December 14, 2017

      Ooo, congrats! They really are pretty fun. What did you decide to name him?

    • Robyn Bellefleur
    • December 14, 2017
    Reply

    I always have to ask for new ideas, I’m not very creative I guess.

    • Leanne S
    • December 12, 2017
    Reply

    This is great – so hard to think of new ideas.

    • Ellie Wright
    • December 11, 2017
    Reply

    I sure do need new ideas. Our elf has done everything I can think of.

      • Tiffany | Mom Goes Mental
      • December 11, 2017

      Don’t be afraid to recycle ideas! Our elf takes cotton ball baths and make snow fortresses out of marshmallows every year, and the kids never get tired of it!

    • Alicia Tuttle
    • December 10, 2017
    Reply

    Love this post. It is a great help. I am deff one of those parents who forget about the elf!

    • April Gupton
    • December 10, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you for the tip!

  2. Reply

    Great tip and will keep that in mind, especially when I tend to forget things, Merry Christmas!

    • Julie bolduc
    • December 9, 2017
    Reply

    Thanks for the great tips

  3. Reply

    Thanks for the tips on Elf on the Shelf…it’s not something I considered before but might try it this Christmas

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    thanks for the cheat! i always start strong but find myself running out of ideas.

      • Tiffany | Mom Goes Mental
      • December 9, 2017

      So true! I try to do minimal movement with a few fun things thrown in here and there. It’s easier for me to manage that way, and I think it keeps it fun and magical for the kids because they aren’t bombarded with crazy stunts every single day. They take it for granted less in my opinion.

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