Elf on the Shelf Poem

Holidays · Printables · December 13, 2011

FREE Elf on the Shelf Poem - Download at { lilluna.com } Your kids will love this!

Who has an Elf on the Shelf?

I had never heard about it until this year, but let me tell you – my kids are loving it!

We didn’t end up getting the “typical” Elf on the Shelf that you find at Target, but instead one that was purchased from Home Goods. This is what he looks like:


{We named him Happy and yesterday he was hanging from the track lighting in the kitchen!}

Since you can’t copy the Real Elf on the Shelf story, my cousin’s hubby decided to write an Elf on the Shelf POEM {thanks, Rob!}.

I turned it into a printable that I hope you all you can use and enjoy.

FREE Elf on the Shelf Poem - Download at { lilluna.com } Your kids will love this!

{Just click on the image, click again and then right click and save}

And Rebecca from Dreaming for More Hours in a Day sent another “official” version of this poem that she is sharing on this site too.

Elf on the Shelf poem from Dreaming for More Hours in a Day!! How cute!!

{To download, click on the image above and then right-click and SAVE}

Thanks, Rebecca!!!

And in case you are looking for more Elf Fun, be sure to check out the following sites:

101 Elf on The Shelf Ideas from Blossom Bunkhouse

 And for a Good Laugh, be sure to check out Ashley {from  Lil’ Blue Boo‘s} Elf on the Shelf Series.

She has G, PG-13, and R Rated Versions of their Elf Mischief!


And if you don’t have the time to get an Elf o the Shelf… no worries!

You can use my Naughty or Nice List Printable found HERE.

We are doing that as well and the kids have been on their BEST  BEHAVIOR! 🙂

For more cute Christmas ideas be sure to check out:

FREE Naughty or Nice List Printable!! Great way to get your kids to be nice!!

Naughty or Nice List Printable

FREE Christmas Coloring pages - get the free printable kids activity that is perfect for your Christmas get-together.

FREE Christmas Coloring Pages

Free Christmas Trivia Game perfect for your Christmas Party or Get Together { lilluna.com }

FREE Christmas Trivia Game

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Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It

I LOVE the Elf poem! I had never heard of him until this year, too. But the doll is a little creepy. 🙂 I need to find a normal looking elf and then I can use this poem. lol Thanks a lot!


Forgive me but there’s a typo: “Then each night to the NoRth Pole via the airport.” (i.e., the R is missing). It’s no big deal to me (I have to re-type anyway because of the Australian spelling of a few words), but I thought you might like to know.

Thanks so much for the inspiration. I’m going to use the poem as a starting off point for mine.



I am going to use the poem this year – thank you!!

Jillian @ A Mom with a Lesson Plan

YEAH!!! I have been putting off buy the book and now I”m glad!!! I guess we’ll have to get busy making an elf. 🙂

Joni Glenn

Thank you for this!! I am a stay at home mom and the real elf on the shelf is a little out of our budget but I love the idea! I already have a cute little elf that I want to use for this I was just looking for a great story or poem to explain what it is all about!

Sandra Rosario

Thank you so much for this cute poem. Today was my first day ever having the Elf on The Shelf visit our home and my son really liked the story except for the part he couldn’t touch the Elf LOL!! Merry Christmas!



I love this poem!!! I can’t afford to buy the original elf on the shelf but found a really cute one at a craft store. This poem is just too cute and much better than the original version in my eyes! Thank you soo much for sharing it!

Becky C.

Thanks so much for this poem! It is perfect!


This is great!!!. I was a little reluctant to purchase the original Elf on the Shelf. I wasnt sure if my two year old would grasp the concept…I know kids are a lot smarter then we think ..lol SO I Found an adorable elf at The Dollar Tree, yup for only 1$. I hide the elf, printed the poem out and pretended Santa had just sent an email. After we had read the poem we went hunting for the elf…she was so excited when we found him. Thank you again!


Thank you! I bought a less creepy elf at Costco, but now found out you can’t buy just the book anywhere! This is perfect!

    Lil' Luna

    SO glad you can use it! 😀


I love your poem with border. The R in North was left out. Can you please fix it so I can print it?

    Lil' Luna

    WOW!! Can’t believe it wasn’t caught until now. Just fixed it. Thx for the heads up! 🙂


There is a DVD you can get that explains the story
It’s called ‘An Elfs Story’ from Argos, Amazon, eBay it’s currently £2.99 with free delivery from Argos


Thanks for sharing! I’ve really been struggling with the whole “elf” idea. Everyone has theirs doing things naughty, I really don’t like that at all. I think too often we take the “real” meaning of Christmas out and feel it with things that aren’t at all what Christmas is about. Our elf will be teaching our kids about the real meaning of Christmas and reporting back to Santa about their behavior while also bringing messages of Christ back to the kids. The whole idea is really warming up to me now. I dig the poem!!!

    Lil' Luna

    I agree, and I think messages of Christ is GREAT!! 😀


The dollar store has cute nice size elves for $1.00 this year.

Leanne - Lime & Mortar

Hey just letting you know ive linked up your poem on my Elf on the shelf blog post

Amber Coelho

Thank you for this! We have a hand-me-down elf but it didnt come with the book. Turns out you cant buy just the book which is so silly. Thanks for helping me save $30!!

Nicki VanMeter

Thank you for the story, And happy Holidays.


Thank you, for your ELK on the SHELF. All of my Grandkids have one.

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