11/12/2015 09:58 EST | Updated 11/29/2017 19:09 EST

Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas: 30 Ways Your Elf Can Get Into Mischief

Elf on the Shelf seems like a great idea on December 1, but the festive fatigue can set in once we're several days into the month. With the madness of the holidays happening around you, it can be hard to think of new (and easy!) ideas night after night -- let alone the ones that will really delight your kids and make the entire exercise worthwhile.

That's why we've assembled these 30 ideas covering your Elf's arrival, departure and everything in between. Keep a few of these in your back pocket for those nights when you just don't have any more ideas -- or much energy -- for Christmas cheer.

30 Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas