As moms we are busy, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t have an hour each night to set up an elaborate elf on the shelf idea for the kids. However, I love the excitement my kids get when they are looking for their elf each morning and find him doing something fun. So today I am sharing easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas for the Kitchen. These Elf on the Shelf ideas will keep your children happy and save you time energy and money.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Elf on the Shelf Ideas for the Kitchen
Whether you love the Elf on the Shelf or loathe him, the Elf on the Shelf has become a holiday tradition, so many families enjoy in December. We have lots of tips and tricks on how to enjoy this family tradition in a relaxed low key way.
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Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
A box of Penne pasta can go a long way with your Elf. Make fun shapes out of the pasta around your elf. You can also leave a bowl of the dry penne noodles nearby for your kids to use to make their own shapes. That is a great hands-on learning activity with Elf on the Shelf.
An elf that wants to help cook is a perfect elf. Leave a cookbook open and your Elf on the Shelf propped up with spaghetti. You can also leave a jar of sauce next to it and tell your kids that pasta is what’s for dinner. The elf’s idea of course 😉
This Elf on the Shelf missed the north pole and decided to sleep in the freezer. Wrapped in a napkin for a blanket this elf is happy in the cold.
Elf on the Shelf Letterboard Ideas
Letterboards are everywhere these days and we love using it for fun sayings and cute ideas. This Elf on the Shelf will work for Candy Canes. Leave a few candy canes nearby for your children to see and enjoy too.
Another easy Elf on the Shelf idea for the kitchen is to leave out a cookbook and several cooking utensils. Feel free to add seasonings or a couple of canned food items around your elf.
This elf got stuck inside a box. Have your elf peeking out of a cereal box, or any box that you have in the pantry you don’t mind using. In this case, we had a plastic spoon box that already had a peekaboo space.
This Elf on the Shelf Idea is so fun. Image your Elf got into the eggs and drew faces on all of them. You might want to make all of the eggs different like Happy eggs, confused eggs, surprised eggs, and sad eggs. Or make 12 happy face eggs.
This elf showed up for lunch in the form of a Hotdog. This elf thought he was a funny elf on the shelf.
Ahhhh life is good when you can just relax. Cut little hearts out for an eye mask and place your elf on a fun pillow, plate, blanket, or towel to show he’s chillaxing.
Elf’s love ice cream too. It’s cold and reminds them of home. Sit your Elf in an ice cream cone with sprinkles and toppings around him. It is an added bonus if your kids get to make ice cream sundaes for a snack on this day.
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