Step up The Elf on the Shelf game with the “Hungry Hippo Extravaganza”! Replace game balls with mini marshmallows. Your Scout Elf, solo or with friends, dives into sweet mayhem. Quick setup, memorable moments, and a tasty reward make this a delightful holiday twist for festive family fun! New creative, funny, and original TheE lf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
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The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time for the return of everyone’s favorite North Pole visitor – The Elf on the Shelf! This year, why not shake things up with a brand-new Elf game that’s sure to bring laughter and joy to your home? Introducing the “Hungry Hippo Extravaganza,” a delightful twist on the classic game, featuring your beloved elf and a board filled with mini marshmallow madness.
Setting the Scene
To kick off this festive adventure, gather your materials.
You’ll need the following items:
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Hungry Hungry Hippo game board
- Mini marshmallows
- Solo or team players (other elves or stuffed animals)
- Choose Your Board: Find a small game board, either from the Hungry Hungry Hippos game or a similar one (look at this unicorn board.) Make sure it’s compact enough to fit in the designated Scout Elf hangout.
- Marshmallow Madness: Replace the traditional plastic balls with mini marshmallows. Not only do they add a sweet touch to the game, but they’re also much easier to clean up – aka eat!
- Elf Placement: Position The Elf on the Shelf at the edge of the board, hands ready for action so their hippo can dive headfirst into the marshmallow mayhem!
- Solo or Group Play: Your Scout Elf can enjoy a solitary game or invite friends (other elves or stuffed animals) to join in the fun. Set up a mini competition or let them play for the sheer enjoyment of it. Leave one hippo open so your child can play, if they desire.
- Capture the Moments: As your Scout Elf engages in the marshmallow-filled madness, capture these adorable moments on camera. Whether they’re skillfully collecting marshmallows or causing a hilarious marshmallow avalanche, these snapshots will be cherished memories for years to come. Be sure to share on social media with the hashtag #FrugalCouponLiving.
Benefits of the Hungry Hippo Extravaganza
- Creativity: The Elf on the Shelf idea encourages creative play, as your Scout Elf navigates the marshmallow landscape with flair and finesse.
- Engagement: Keep your children engaged and excited about The Elf on the Shelf tradition with this entertaining twist on a classic game.
- Quick and Easy Setup: With minimal materials required, the Hungry Hippo Extravaganza is a hassle-free addition to your Scout Elf’s repertoire. Perfect for those busy holiday evenings!
- Sweet Rewards: The best part? Once the game is over, everyone can enjoy a sweet treat by indulging in the mini marshmallows. It’s a win-win for everyone!
… and since you have them on hand, be sure to check out all of The Elf on the Shelf Ideas with marshmallows!
This holiday season, let the magic of The Elf on the Shelf extend beyond mere observation. With the Hungry Hippo Extravaganza, your Scout Elf becomes an active participant in the festive fun, creating lasting memories for your family. Embrace the joy, laughter, and sweetness that this delightful twist brings to your home. Get ready for a marshmallow-filled adventure that will be talked about long after the holiday season has passed!
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The Elf on the Shelf Resources
At Frugal Coupon Living, our goal is to create an easy The Elf on the Shelf season for you. This is not our first year of having a Scout Elf in the home. With over eight years of Elf ideas, we have created a rather large The Elf on the Shelf fan club full of new The Elf on the Shelf ideas. The Elf on the Shelf resources are all you need to create the best Scout Elf ideas.
What is The Elf on the Shelf?
The Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a Scout Elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Scout Elf’s visits. The Scout 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, that the Elf is not touched 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.
More Helpful The Elf on the Shelf Links
Some call Frugal Coupon Living the biggest resource for all things The Elf on the Shelf. While we don’t want to brag, we will. We have moved our red little North Pole friend year after year. We have created plenty of free printables, must-have resources, inspirational Scout Elf links, and more. Use us as a platform to keep your sanity through the entire Christmas season.
Use the helpful Elf on the Shelf links to come up with creative ideas, grab free printables, and answer Elf on the Shelf Questions.
- The Elf on the Shelf Ideas – a Starter guide to all things Elf including some of our top post ideas and The Elf on the Shelf digital downloads.
- Largest List of The Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Now over 900 The Elf on the Shelf Ideas. New ideas are added daily during November and December.
- The Elf on the Shelf Questions and Answers – Are you just beginning with a Scout Elf? Could you use a refresher on all The Elf on the Shelf rules? Take a look at frequently asked elf-on-the-shelf questions to get started. You will immediately be an Elf expert.
- Free Elf on the Shelf Printables – Sign up for our emails and grab these free Scout Elf digital downloads to help you during the Elf season. Includes an Elf calendar, notes, Elf coloring pages, encouraging ideas, and more.
- DIY Bendable The Elf on the Shelf – Want your Scout Elf to do all sorts of positions? This is an easy no-sew bendable The Elf on the Shelf tutorial.
- The Elf Shop with Digital Downloads – This is one of the best Elf shops full of printable resources to perfect the holiday season.
- The Elf on the Shelf Emails with New Ideas Daily – Each day we will write you with The Elf on the Shelf ideas as well as links to Elf on a Shelf resource and sometimes hidden coupon codes and freebies!
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