Meet the Elf on the Shelf — a tiny friend who brings heaps of joy, magic, and giggles during the festive season!

What is Elf on the Shelf?

The Elf on the Shelf is a magical scout sent by Santa Claus to keep an eye on kids' behavior leading up to Christmas. This lovable elf loves to hide in different spots each day and reports back to Santa each night!

Place your elf in a noticeable spot the first day, making sure your kids discover their new friend easily. Have the Elf  bring a letter explaining who they are.

Elf's First Visit

Share the magical rules with your kids. Grab the printable rules for elf on the shelf to help the kids remember the rules. 

Explain the Elf Rules

Read the Elf on the Shelf book or Watch the Elf on the Shelf movie to share the Elf on the Shelf story with the kids. 

Explain how the Elf works.

Every elf needs a name, they don't come with a name so you have to name your elf. Be sure to check out how to name your elf.

Name Your Elf

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