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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Elf on the Shelf - Daily Positions

Elf on the Shelf Calendar
We started Elf on the Shelf about two years ago when our firstborn was three.  She named him Whon (pronounced "One").  I enjoy the story and intent behind it and thought it would be fun to do as a yearly tradition.  Like a lot of parents, we tend to either forget about it or run out of ideas about a week or so into it.  This year I figured I'd take some time to plan out where we'll put the elf each day.  I focused on one room per week in order to keep things incredibly simple for the hubs and I.

I'm going to give this a go this year, see how it works out and tweak this daily position calendar year after year.

Week 1:  Living Room
12/1 - Elf on the bookshelf holding the kids favorite book
12/2 - Elf sitting on the floor with a game controller in hand pretending to play
12/3 - Elf sitting on the back of the couch with the TV remote
12/4 - Elf sitting on the mantle attempting to light a candle
12/5 - Elf hanging from the coat closet's doorknob
12/6 - Elf sitting on the ledge above the front door, decorating our mini Christmas tree
12/7 - Elf at the top of the Christmas tree attempting to adjust the top bow.

Week 2:  Various Bathrooms
12/8 - Bathroom 1, Elf sitting on the sink with dirty hands, next to a puddle of hand soap
12/9 - Bathroom 1, Elf hiding in the basket of toilet tissue
12/10 - Bathroom 2, Elf pretending to brush his teeth with the kid's brush
12/11 - Bathroom 2, Elf in the kid's tub surrounding by their bath toys
12/12 - Bathroom 2, Elf in kid's basket of hair products, holding brush and comb
12/12 - Bathroom 3, Elf on the counter surrounded by a mess of mom's makeup
12/14 - Bathroom 3, Elf peeking out of the laundry basket

Week 3:  Various Bedrooms
12/15 - Kids Room, Elf in the tub in the dollhouse
12/16 - Kids Room, Elf on the top of the drawer
12/17 - Kids Room, Elf hanging from the ceiling fan
12/18 - Parents Room, Elf peering out of a top drawer
12/19 - Parents Room, Elf sitting on night stand under the lamp
12/20 - Guest Room, Elf lounging in the middle of the bed with a few other toys
12/21 - Guest Room, Elf on the ironing board, pretending to iron

Week 4:  Dining Room or Kitchen
12/22 - Elf at the table playing cards with other toys
12/23 - Elf peeking out from the cabinet that contains all of the snacks
12/24 - Elf sitting on the edge of the counter with cookie crumbs surrounding him and a glass filled with just a small amount of milk.
12/2

Goodbye, Elf!

If your family is into elf on the shelf as well then use this list as a base and add to or take away from some of the ideas to make them easier or better.  I hope you've found this to be helpful, and good luck sticking with it.

Here's a printable version of the list (including a blank sheet to create your own): Elf on the Shelf - Daily Positions.

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4 comments

  1. These are such great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    One Awesome Momma

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  2. My little ones are dying for an elf, when you can do things like this I think I may buy one

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  3. This is so cute! I love the idea of Elf on the Shelf! So helpful with the list of places to put it!

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  4. I feel like saying thank you for this just isn't enough! This is such a great list! Bookmarked it so I can come back!

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