You’ve probably heard of the ‘Elf on a Shelf’ trend by now, but let’s catch you up just in case. The trend comes from the name of a book that features an elf that is sent by Santa to make sure children behave in the run up to Christmas. It involves a small elf toy which visits your home and you change its position each day. Usually, it will be getting up to mischief in your home.

As Christmas is upon us, we thought we’d share 24 fantastic ‘Elf of a Shelf’ ideas we came across while browsing the web for inspiration for our own homes. Each morning your kids will wake up to new a surprise as they search the house to find out what the elf has been up to while they are sleeping. It’s the perfect family activity to get into this Christmas and could be a new tradition for you and your loved ones.

Check out the amazing ideas below…