These elf activities are such easy yet creative ways to enjoy holiday fun with your kids.
You’ll find a variety of printable activities with elf themes, like cut-and-paste craft, coloring page, writing prompts, and more.
Plus, this free printable elf of the shelf ideas list has 25 cool ways to stage your elf (fantastic when you need inspiration!).
Check it all out and get your free elf activities pack today!
Our Family’s Elf on the Shelf Story
Do you have an Elf on the Shelf in your home, classroom, or library?
I can’t believe it but we’ve had our special elf for over 11 years.
When I first heard about this Christmas tradition, I was ready to pass. There’s enough to do during the holidays without one more thing to add to the list!
But, my mom (being the fun Nani that she is!) gifted our family an elf.
My boys were ecstatic! My two older boys were in public school at the time and would come home with tales about the crazy elf in their library. Of course, my little boys picked up on the excitement and it’s been a holiday tradition ever since.
Our elf is named Zylar. The condensed version of the story is that Orrin (boy #2) was in first grade. We wanted a creative name for elf and held a family brainstorming session. When he shouted out “Zylar!”, we all agreed.
His first grade teacher (one of my good friends from college) giggled when I told her the name. “Amy, that’s what I write on the board and tell the students: Zip Your Lips And Read!“, she laughed.
So, our elf has both Christmas magic and the reminder of quiet reading!
Although my boys are getting older, they get a kick out of our elf. Zylar has a tendency to be lazy and not move around much. And he’s not quite as creative as some elves out there. But, we still have fun with the experience.
What’s In This Free Pack of Elf Activities?
To extend the fun with our elf in the shelf experience (and your experiences, too!), I’m sharing these free printable elf activities.
This pack has 6 pages of different activities with elf themes for holiday fun.
You’ll find printable activities for:
- If I Were An Elf Writing Prompt (and Coloring Page)
- Elf Craft: Color, cut, and glue the pieces to make a cute elf. You can glue the pieces onto construction paper or a woodcraft stick.
- Label the Elf: Color the elf and add labels to the different parts.
- Elf Coloring Page
- Official Elf Report: Your kids can use these forms to document the behavior of their elf (super fun writing prompt!).
- A Special Message from the North Pole: Have your elf give your kids a note. Or your kids can imagine what type of message your elf might get from the North Pole and jot that down.
BONUS: You’ll find a printable list of 25 Days of Elf on the Shelf Ideas! Use this list for inspiration for your elf. There’s extra space to add your own ideas (or ideas that you find elsewhere).
Boost the Fun with These Printable Elf Activities
Want to make these elf printables even more fun? Here are a few tips:
- Have a variety of writing and coloring utensils available for your kids to use, like:
- color pencils
- pencils (Christmas themes rock!)
- Make sure to have all the supplies, like scissors, glue stick, wooden craftsticks, construction paper. You may want to include pompoms, small jingle bells, or googly eyes to add a creative touch.
- If you have younger kids, tweak the activities. If they need help writing, you can listen to their response and jot down for them. If old enough, your kids can copy and write on their own.
- Think of different ways to document your Elf on the Shelf experiences. Take pictures or video to capture the moments.
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Get Your Free Elf Activities Pack for Simple Holiday Fun
Ho ho ho! Get ready to jingle all the way to holiday fun with your kids!
This free printable pack has 7 pages featuring elf activities plus elf on the shelf ideas list.
If you’d like to share this activity with your friends, family, or co-workers, that would be awesome. If you choose to do so, I ask that you please share the link to this post. Thanks so much for your cooperation and sharing!
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Sending you best wishes for holiday fun and a delightful Christmas season with your family, friends, and loved ones!
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