Uh oh! You fell asleep early last night and totally forgot to move your Elf On The Shelf. Ack! Your kid is going to wake up any minute and notice he’s still perched in his last position.
You have no exciting or elaborate ideas and you just need something quick. I’ve got your back. (Grab one here if you need a new one or lost yours like I did. I found him six months later in a filing cabinet for some strange reason.)
There are lots of fun reasons why your friendly elf may not have moved last night, and I created a free printable for you with ten of them.
The idea is to print them out ahead of time (no way will you have the time to fire up your printer and cut out the excuses before your kiddo notices) then grab one from your secret hiding spot and place it near your elf!
Take note that a few of these might work great for bad behavior. One reminds kids to go to bed on time and another explains they are getting an extra day to show they can behave. Bonus!
I think these are super fun. And so easy! Just make sure you get them printed out ASAP.
Check out these fun Elf On The Shelf outfits: