Let Them Catch the Train
Elf on the Shelf has become a fun holiday tradition the whole family can enjoy. But while you may love seeing how happy your kids get when they find their elves every morning, coming up with clever and fun ideas for an entire month can feel overwhelming, not to mention the very first one to mark the elf's return. You want it to be special and memorable so that it inspires your kids to be on their best behavior for Santa. But where do you start? If you want to start your kids' favorite tradition on the cutest and most creative foot, check out these 40 Elf on the Shelf arrival ideas that are as easy for parents to re-create as they are fun for the kiddos to find. From quick and simple elf antics to elaborate North Pole scenes, we've got you covered.