If you have kids, then there is a pretty good chance that your family elf has come back to visit! Yes, the Elf on the Shelf trend continues. Our elf, named Belle, has come back to our house to watch the kids as Christmas draws closer. Each day when the kids wake up, Belle has moved to a new location! The kids love seeing and guessing where she may end up next. But how do you keep your elf occupied? Here are some creative Elf on the Shelf ideas that should keep everyone amused through the holidays.

Including a note from your elf from time to time is a nice touch!

It sure is funny when elves get into trouble!

I just love elves that play well with other toys!

A snowball fight with Santa using marshmallows!

This elf isn't afraid of danger!

This elf is leading the parade of cars!

The bottom line is, have fun with your elf! And remember....they're always watching! Be good or they'll tell Santa for sure!