The excitement of creating enjoyable and fun scenarios with our favorite elf friends is unmatched however, the process can sometimes become overwhelming. I have you covered with the best Elf on the Shelf Planner Printable! This elf planner is the ultimate tool to use with your Elf on the Shelf adventures.
Elf on the Shelf Planner Printable
The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about how to make the most of your Elf on the Shelf tradition. While the fun of our Elf friends brings joy and excitement to our children, planning the perfect shenanigans can be quite a task.
From enjoying elf antics in our house I am full of tips and tricks that make the month of December not too overwhelmed while our little elf friends are here.
My Ultimate Guide to Elf on the Shelf, How to name your elf, Reasons your elf did not move and Elf on the Shelf Rules is just the start of the fun here. In fact, I have a whole collection of everything Elf on the Shelf that will make your season a ton of fun. I have lots of Elf on the Shelf printables, that include my original 24 days of elf on the shelf ideas calendar, Naughty list printable, Nice list printable, and more!
New this year is my Elf on the Shelf planner. It will help you plan, organize, and execute the most creative and fun ideas for your elf’s daily antics.
- Elf on the Shelf Planner Printable
- What Is Elf on the Shelf?
- When Does Elf on the Shelf Start?
- Elf on the Shelf Printables
- What is included in this Elf on the Shelf Planner Printable?
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas List
- Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas Calendar Printable
- Elf Prop Shopping list
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas Planning cards
- How to use the Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Planner
- Get the FREE Elf on The Shelf Planner Printable
- Elf Tricks the Kids will love
We Love Elf on the Shelf!
I have been doing Elf on the Shelf in our house since 2009, you might think I am out of easy elf ideas, but thankfully I am not. In fact, I have been planning new elf on the shelf ideas to do this year for the last few months. It is one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas holiday season.
My kids love Elf on the Shelf, even the ones who have now outgrown parts of the tradition still rush down in the morning to see what antics or gift the elf has brought that day. It is a tradition in our house that is just as important as getting our Christmas tree.
What Is Elf on the Shelf?
The Elf on the Shelf is a popular Christmas tradition that originated from a children’s book of the same name, written by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell. The story revolves around a scout elf who is sent by Santa Claus to watch over children during the holiday season and report back to the North Pole each night. The elf then returns to a different spot in the house, allowing the children to find it in a new location every morning.
Many families enjoy the antics of their family elf each day when they come back home and everyone wakes up to see what the elf has done that morning.
The Elf on the Shelf has become a beloved and widespread tradition in many households, adding an extra element of magic and anticipation to the holiday season.
If you have never done Elf on the shelf, be sure to check out How to Start Elf on the Shelf.
When Does Elf on the Shelf Start?
For us, our Elves (we have 2 George Twinkle and Snow), come every year on December 1st, and then on Christmas Eve, they go home back to the North Pole with Santa. Those 24 days though can sometimes get to be a bit much so I made these free printables that I am excited to share with you.
It is perfectly acceptable to have the Elf arrive anytime between the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. You can pick the date of your elf’s arrival.
Be sure to check out the Elf on the Shelf Arrival Ideas for getting the first day started with tons of fun!
Elf on the Shelf Printables
I love using Elf on the Shelf printables to help make things more fun. There are so many props that you can print out and use from letters, to games and more!
- Elf on the shelf arrival letter (First visit ever)
- Elf on the Shelf Rules Printable
- We are Back Elf on the Shelf Letters – For those who have multiple Elves
- I’m Back Elf on the Shelf Arrival letters for the Elf’s return
- Elf on the Shelf Goodbye letter
- Tic Tac Toe Elf Sized printable Elf Game
- Elf SIzed BINGO
- Elf on the Shop Kissing Booth Printable
- Elf on the Shelf Health Certificate
- Elf Donut Shop printable
- Elf Cookie Shop Printable
- Elf Adoption Certificate Printable
- Elf on the shelf ideas with Marshmallows
What is included in this Elf on the Shelf Planner Printable?
To make your life easy peasy when having tons of fun with Elf on the Shelf this year we have included everything you need to get your planning done. To start you have the elf ideas list, then a shopping list, 4 elf planning calendar choices, and Elf Idea cards.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas List
This lined sheet is the place for you to put all of the fun ideas you find or think of that you want to do. Whether it’s setting up a miniature North Pole workshop or creating a snowball fight scene with other toys, having a designated space to jot down and flesh out your ideas can make the planning process more efficient and enjoyable.
If you are looking for Elf on the Shelf Ideas I have a ton here on the blog. You can also check out our Pinterest board for even more ideas that we love.
Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Cute Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- 135 Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- 25 Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Kitchen Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Dollar Store Elf on the Shelf ideas
- Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Naughty Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- Elf on the Shelf Donut Ideas
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Toddlers
- Last minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas
- 5 Minutes or less elf on the shelf ideas
- Elf on the shelf ideas for when you have forgotten
Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas Calendar Printable
There are 2 Blank Elf on the Shelf Planning Calendars included. One is a 24-day blank calendar and the other is a 30-day blank calendar for you to plan the days as you want them and fill the printable calendar in with your own ideas.
There are 2 elf ideas planning calendar options that have ideas already filled in and planned for you with elf antics the kids will love. One is a 30-day and the other is a 24-day elf calendar.
With the help of a dedicated Elf on the Shelf planner, you can create a calendar outlining the different activities and scenarios for your elf each day.
Elf Prop Shopping list
As you are planning your elf ideas keep a list of the props you are going to need to have on hand and purchase for your Elf on the Shelf fun.
Use the Elf on the Shelf planner shopping list to create a shopping list of the accessories and items such as miniature toys, crafting materials, candy canes, Christmas crafts and holiday-themed decorations that you need for your Elf on the Shelf fun.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas Planning cards
These cards make it easy for you to write the idea, the props needed, and if you have everything you need for that elf set up. After you have figured out the ideas you want to do, fill out the idea spot and the props needed spot. Once you have everything for that idea check off the “yes” spot.
How to use the Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Planner
This planner is super easy to use. It will help keep things fun and easy when it comes to having fun and keeping the magic alive during Elf season.
First, browse all of our Elf on the Shelf Ideas. Pick the ones that you think your kids will enjoy the most, and write them down on the ideas list.
Then pick which day you want to do them and write it in on the elf on the shelf calendar.
Next, fill out each Elf Ideas Planning card with the name of the elf antic, and the props you are going to need. Then when you have everything for that antic circle “yes” so you know you are all set.
Make a list of all the props you are going to need. Planning on doing snow angels? Make sure you have flour or sugar on your list. Planning a North Pole breakfast? Add mini marshmallows and a fun cereal to the list.
Use the calendar daily when it is time for the Elf to move at night. Then you don’t have to worry or think about what you are going to do.
You do not have to use all parts of this elf ideas planner. But I will tell you there is nothing worse than having an idea in your head and then going to do it and realizing you don’t have what you need. It is easier to plan ahead than trying to add more to an already busy time of the year.
How to get the Elf on The Shelf Planner Printable
To get the Free Elf on the Shelf planner, just fill out the form below. You will receive an e-mail with the Elf on the Shelf free planner to download.
Elf Tricks the Kids will love
- How to put Elf on the Shelf in a water bottle
- How to make Elf on the Shelf Fly
- How to put Elf on the Shelf in a Balloon
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