Enter Adriel Booker (again). She has a HUGE list on her blog (click on her name above for a direct link) of great activity ideas. And, best of all, there are practical ones that we may actually do.
I love seeing all of the fun elf on the shelf ideas that pop up on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. But, again, follow through isn't my best quality, and one day I'm sure our elf would return to the North Pole and not come back (likely because he would get sick of me hiding him in the refrigerator or other unimaginative place EVERY morning, but possibly because he would get lost and forgotten too).
Truth in the Tinsel has some great ideas on her blog for alternatives to the elf on the shelf, not to mention the whole Truth in the Tinsel looks like it may be a fun idea too!
What are your favorite Christmas activities to do with your family?