Yes, that pesky elf is back, to the delight of kids and despair of many parents responsible for keeping him on the move throughout December.
For those who need reminding, Elf on the Shelf is the annual Advent tradition of manouvering a small, mischievous elf around your house on the daily.
You can go all out on the creativity front or take your inspiration wholesale from other parents doing the tricky brainstorming of new scenarios. If you’re still getting up to speed, we’ve got the full lowdown in our ultimate guide here.
Either way, we’ve been looking through the best of this year’s bunch so far on Instagram for this crib sheet of ideas for any elf that is running out of steam.
Gym Buddy Elves
Elf in the Kitchen
Bowling for Elves
Duck Duck Elf
Elves Behaving Badly
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.