Remember the reason for the season, the birth of Christ. Enjoy these Christian-based Elf on the Shelf ideas and fruits of the spirit printable. New creative, funny, original and kind Elf ideas daily.
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If you are like me you straddle the desire to have fun with the magical season of Christmas and bring an Elf into the home but you mainly want to focus on the “reason for the season” – the Birth of Christ. I get it. I too want to do both and the good news is, you can!
Christian Based Elf on the Shelf
Your child can have fun with the Elf on a Shelf yet still understand the Christmas story with the birth of Baby Jesus. Enjoy some of the Christian Elf on the Shelf ideas and make sure to download our free Elf on the Shelf Printables in our Elf on the Shelf Printable Library. To step up your game, also access or Elf printable store online.
Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar
Having an Advent Calendar Elf on the Shelf printable is great because it gives you 24 days of easy elf ideas. Each day Elf brings a Christmas Bible Verse telling the story of the Birth of Jesus. Get printable advent calendar here.
Elf on the Shelf with Baby Jesus
Remind Elf the importance for the season with a worshiping Elf on the Shelf with Jesus. All you need is your Fisher Price Nativity set or another kids nativity set to introduce this Jesus Elf on the Shelf idea.
There are many ways Elf on a Shelf can pay it forward too. Through Elf, encourage your child to collected canned goods or toys he/she no longer uses. Get an Elf on the Shelf donation basket for either.
Elf on the Shelf Bible Verse
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Elf on the Shelf Nativity
Put Elf on the Shelf in the nativity scene. Just as the wise men and shepherds came, Elf was there too! This Christian Elf idea also uses the Fisher Price Nativity set but you can use your own Christmas nativity too.
Shepherd on the Search
For a Christian alternative to Elf on the Shelf, try Shepherd on the Search. When the shepherds heard this good news, they set off on an epic journey to search for the newborn baby Jesus. Make this timeless story come alive in your home too by having the Shepherd travel through your home until Christmas Day when he finds the Shepherd’s treasure, baby Jesus.
More Christian Elf Ideas
It’s always silly to have a funny Elf but you can also have your elf share the true meaning of Christmas. We have more Christian Elf on the Shelf ideas. Your Elf can remind the kids the reason for the season – Jesus. You could also have Elf bring baking supplies to make a Birthday Cake for Jesus.
Elf on the Shelf Fruits of the Spirit
Our newest free Elf on the Shelf printable is Fruits of the Spirit notes. This creates a cute Christian-based Elf on the Shelf idea. In the world of bad fruits, be a good fruit. (I just happened to use fruit that was going bad in this photo but fresh fruit is just fine too!)
Elf Supplies Needed
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Fruits of the Spirt printable
- optional: tape
In the photographed Scout Elf idea, I did not include the Bible Verse! I have updated this free printable to include the Fruits of the spirti bible verse, Galatians 5:22-23.
Fruits of the Spirit Printable
Visit our Elf on the Shelf printable library to get your free Fruits of the Spirit printable. This can be used with or without and Elf doll. It can also be used with a Sphered on a search or in a Sunday School, bible study, or any reason.
There is no particular reason this can only be printed for Elf on a Shelf or during the Christmas season. You have permission to use whenever.
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Who is the Elf on the Shelf?
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Elf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
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