If your elf didn’t move and the kids are wondering why then you are in luck with these 12 Reasons the Elf Did not Move! These kid friendly elf excuses are perfect for those times when you have an oppsie with the Elf.
Excuses for Why the Elf Did not Move
We all have those nights as parents, when we get up in the morning and the kids scream “Mom, Our Elf didn’t move” then we need to be quick on our feet before we have even had our morning cup of coffee to come up with a reason that the elf is still in the same spot it was the previous day. It is a hard task, but hopefully these 20 reasons why elf did not move help you when the kids ask about their elf who is still enjoying the previous spot.
Reasons Elf Did not Move
He went home but liked that spot so much yesterday he went back to it.He wanted it to be easy for you to find him this morning
He heard someone walking when he was getting ready to leave and didn’t want to get caught moving.
He fell asleep from being so tired, that he never woke up to leave
He had a visitor, and got to busy talking that he didn’t have time to move. I think I heard voices last night.
The cats were watching him and he thought they would try to get him when he went to move.
He looks like he might not be feeling well or he was sick last night and could move because he felt sick.
Bad weather. He got word that there was bad weather at the North Pole so he stayed where he was.
He is stuck. Tell the kids to grab a spoon or tongs so you can pry him free so he can leave that night.
We must have stayed up to late for him to be able to go back to the north pole
He heard noises outside (good for if you live in the woods) and he was freaked out to leave
He is being a trickster! You all looked everywhere in the house and he went back to his spot from yesterday!
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
If you have never done Elf on the Shelf then make sure you check out how to Start elf on the shelf! It is filled with all the information you need to know before getting started with elf on the shelf. Then you can use all of these elf on the shelf ideas to have a ton of fun during the self visiting season!
Check out this post for how to introduce Elf on the Shelf.
Check out these great Elf on the Shelf ideas
- Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Kitchen Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Dollar Store Elf on the Shelf ideas
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Toddlers!
Plus you can print the 24 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas calendar so you don’t have to worry about planning, just follow the calendar and have your elfy fun each day!
Elf on the Shelf Printables
- Elf on the Shelf Tic Tac Toe
- Elf on the Shelf Names Printable
- Elf on the Shelf BINGO Game
- Elf Kissing Booth Printable Prop
- Elf Pizza Shop Printable
- Elf Cookie Shop Prop Printable
- Elf Reindeer Friend Adoption Certificate Printable
- Elf Donut Shop Printable Prop
- Elf on the Shelf Health Certificate
- Elf on the Shelf Adoption Certificate
- Elf on the Shelf Printables Pack
- Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas calendar
- Elf on the Shelf Rules Printable
- Elf on the Shelf I’m Back Letters
- Elf on the Shelf We are Back Letters
More Christmas Fun for Kids
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But you can check out the full list of Kid Friendly Christmas Treats and pick out your favorites to make with the kids!
If you are looking for cookie recipes we have you covered there too! Check out our Beautiful Christmas Sugar Cookies, and Christmas Tree Desserts Recipes!
Comments & Reviews
Dee P says
The dog did it.lol
Lisa Muston says
We are so excited to begin the elf o the shelf journey with our daughter Annabelle.