Sometimes we forget to move Elf on the Shelf and sometimes we simply just don’t want to come up with something mischievous for Elf on the Shelf to do. For those moments, I give you clever ways to get a break from Elf on the Shelf!
Clever Ways to Get a Break
from Elf on the Shelf
Maybe the kids have been a handful, or your tired, or you’re not feeling creative, or your sick. Whatever the reason, you wish your Elf on the Shelf would disappear for a few days. I totally understand and I’ve got you!
Use one of the clever ways to get a break from Elf on the Shelf below and enjoy a peacefully non-messy night or two!
#1 Magic Recharge
Hide the elf away and leave a note saying they had to return to the North Pole to recharge their magic. I have a simple Return to North Pole Elf Letter you can print if you need one. Just sign your elf’s name and you are free of your duties for a night (or more if you want!)
–> PRINT LETTER HERE <–
#2 Broken Bone
Wrap a bandage or gauze around Elf on the Shelf’s leg and leave a note saying he broke his leg and can’t move for X amount of days so it can heal. This is a good one to use if your child hasn’t been cleaning their room!
#3 Too Sick To Move
Did you know elves can get the flu, too?! They sure can and it can take them 2-3 days to recover! You can even grab a printable Elf on the Shelf Doctor’s Note from LivingLocurto.com to complete the set up!
#4 Special North Pole Mission
Sometimes Santa requests an Elf on the Shelf to return to the North Pole for a special mission. Over on ElfontheShelf.com you can find several different reasons why Santa would put out a request for your elf to return for a few days.
#5 Elf Strike
If your kids have been acting out, talking back, getting in trouble at school, etc, Elf on the Shelf can stage an Elf Strike for however many days you see fit. Give him a little strike sign with a popsicle stick and post it note. Leave a letter stating that due to their current behavior he is on strike.