Santa has a lot of ground to cover and can't possibly be everywhere at once. (Except on December 24.) That's where these great Elf on the Shelf ideas for kids come in!
The oftentimes controversial North Pole spies end up in wonky situations—a bubble bath in the sink, making snow angels in flour on the cutting board and so on. They're meant to keep a watchful eye and, in a sense, entice little ones to stay on Santa's "Nice" list. But there are no guarantees, of course.
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We have a feeling these laugh-out-loud Elf on the Shelf ideas for kids will have you feeling excited about the holiday tradition. Be sure to also check out our December events calendar, where you'll find socially distanced drive-thru Christmas attractions and other cool seasonal events. Don't forget to catch up on the best kids' Christmas movies, too!