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Elf on the Shelf Story: Game Ideas

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What's the Story behind Elf on the Shelf?


By now, you've probably heard of Elf on the Shelf. You've probably watched a YouTube video, searched Pinterest for Elf on the Shelf ideas for moving, or shared funny Elf on the Shelf memes on Facebook. But, what's the real Elf on the Shelf story? How did it came to be so popular? We've got that and more fun games and ideas for Elf on the Shelf. Enjoy!

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Elf on the Shelf Story: Game Ideas


Before your kids wake up, the scout elf comes from the North Pole. Each morning, he finds a new place to play and get into mischief. It is a fun game of hide and seek, what is he up to this morning? We got this adorable girl Elf on the Shelf from Oriental Trading. She's wearing a mini-skirt. You can find her and all of these goodies on Oriental Trading's website.




Not only, did she help us decorate the tree, she hid some chocolate treats around the house for us! Keep scrolling for a cute free printable message to leave out for the kids.


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Print this message (4 x 6) out and leave it next to your elf. The kids will get a kick out of finding chocolate all over the house! That's better than an egg hunt. Don't forget, you have to hide the chocolate before they wake up. You had the elf's magic inside you all along!




Want the real story of the Elf on the shelf?
Read this: History of the Elf on the Shelf.

First, you'll need to name your Elf, without a name, the elf won't do anything fun. The scout elf needs a name to find his magic. Find your elf's name with this elf name generator. Be sure to print it out to use at Christmas parties- oh what fun!


elf on the shelf chocolate hunt game


Check out this Elf on the Shelf caught moving on a company's security camera- creepy or cool?















What's the Story behind Elf on the Shelf?


This year, we wanted to go all out with the elf game, so we started on Day 1 (December 1) with our Advent calendar from Oriental Trading. We are having so much fun! What are your elves up to? Let us know in the comments.


Where to get Elf on the Shelf stuff
Get a boy and a girl Elf on the Shelf from Oriental Trading.


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Elf on the Shelf Clothes

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Gift Ideas for Pet Parents

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Looking for Gifts for Pet Owners?


Do you have an adult child who considers their pets their kids? Are you said child? Maybe you or someone you know is retired and your pet is your whole world. What gifts are good for pet lovers? Well... if you are a one-day-to-be-crazy-cat-lady like me, (I'm not there yet because I have young children and a significant other) you've likely been on the receiving end of countless kitty knickknacks. Those kitty sculptures and bobble-heads can pile up pretty quickly. Before you know it, you're not just a crazy cat lady- now your'e a crazy hoarder too. You've got to stop that before it snowballs into cat hoarding. No one wants that. Instead, check out these gift ideas for pet parents. Enjoy!

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Gift Ideas for Pet Parents


8 Autumn Outdoor Play Ideas

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8 Fall Play Ideas

As the weather cools and we move toward winter, it is tempting to stay inside on the warm, comfy couch. It is important to stay active in the cooler months. Sure, you can go to an indoor facility like a bounce park, bowling alley, or indoor swimming, but fresh air and sunshine are just as important in autumn and winter months. There are plenty of ways to play outdoors. We're sharing a few ways that we get out and play with these 8 Autumn Outdoor Play Ideas for families. Enjoy!

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Best Pet Beds for Medium and Large Dogs

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Comfy Pet Bed for Dogs

If you are looking for a great dog bed, the Runyon Deluxe Pet Bed from Brentwood Home is one of the best pet beds for medium and large dogs. It is roomy enough for two medium sized dogs or lots of little ones. We were given this super durable, comfy pet bed for review. Guess what? We've got one for you too. Scroll to the bottom of this post for details. Enjoy!


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Best Pet Beds for Medium and Large Dogs
Best Pet Beds for Medium and Large Dogs.


5 Thanksgiving Garland Ideas

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Paper Thanksgiving Craft: Decorate with Garland


Decorate your dining room for Thanksgiving with cute fall garland you make together as a family. Use these ideas for paper garland decorations or let each family member design their own. Some fun Thanksgiving garland ideas include fall leaves, owls, turkeys, pumpkins or squash, pilgrim hats, tepees, or cornucopias. Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Garland Ideas
Thanksgiving Garland Ideas.

Gift Ideas for Girls: Cute Cat Prints

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Cat Prints are Purrfect for Kitty Loving Girls


Do you have a little girl who loves cats? I know I do. We're always looking for cool cat print pants or dresses. When we saw this adorable cat print coat, we had to have it! Why not go all out and get a wardrobe of cat print clothing? Here's a great gift guide from jxstarkid on Amazon. Enjoy!

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This adorable kitty coat for girls (2=11 yrs), is perfect your cat loving baby girl.



Fun PE Games for Kids: PE Activities Gym Exercise

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 PE Games for Elementary Homeschoolers


Getting PE time in as a homeschooler is difficult. Sometimes, you have to get creative. Kids love to play tag! These physical education games for elementary focus on old favorites, but each one has a new twist. Learn the country of origin of many pe activities for kids. Kids will love to play these fun PE games indoors or outdoors. Enjoy!

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Fun PE Games for Kids: PE Activities Gym Exercise
Fun PE Games for Kids: PE Activities Gym Exercise.

10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey

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Easy Paper Bag Turkey Craft and More


These paper bag Thanksgiving crafts are easy to make. Whether you make a cute turkey with preschoolers or carve up a roast turkey paper bag, you'll find a simple turkey craft to decorate your holiday table or use as an invitation to craft at the kids' table. Enjoy!


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10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey
10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey.

Personalized Gifts for Kids and Pets: Hoodies!

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NYFifth.com for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

The holidays are upon us. It is time to purchase holiday gifts for everyone your list- including your pets and grandpets! We found a great website with amazing prices on personalized gifts that include shirts, hoodies, caps, and more. The best part is they also do personalized pet clothes! We're sharing our favorite picks for kids and pets. Enjoy!


At NYFifth Apparel, each item can be customized to include a name, logo, monogram, or a small personal message, so think of something fun that your pet or child would like to shout out to the world.



If you are looking for personalized dog clothes, you'll want to check out this adorable dog frill tee It is perfect for a puppy princess. It comes in fuchsia too!

Fall Back-to-School Party Ideas

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Fall Party Printable: Fun Ideas to Fight Colds 


Traditionally, back to school time is August or September, but now that many schools have moved to a year around calendar, back to school time can happen in the fall, winter, and spring. After a busy back to school season, we enjoyed a nice fall break. Fall break in October often means heading back to a school full of colds and flu. That's never fun! We wanted to prep for the back to school cold season and say goodbye to summer, so we had a fall theme back-to-school party. Scroll down to find some fun ideas to decorate and host a fall party. Enjoy!





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