I’m excited to share these new elf printable activities with you! These no-prep printable pages are filled with elf activities for kids of all ages. Plus, get fun elf on the shelf ideas to bring extra magic to your elf on the shelf tradition this Christmas.
Elf Printable Activities
Ready to see how you can encourage learning, fun, and kindness with elf activities for kids? Keep reading to learn more about official elf surveillance, joining Santa’s helpers, and get elf on the shelf printable learning activities. Your whole family will love these printable elf on the shelf antics!
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10 Fun Elf Activities for Kids That Will Make the Holiday Season Extra Special
The elf on the shelf is a Christmas tradition that many families enjoy. But if you’re looking for new and exciting elf on the shelf ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Here, we will share 10 fun elf activities for kids that will make the holiday season extra special. These activities come with free activity sheets that your children will enjoy.
From coloring pages to countdowns, elf letters, and more, these elf on the shelf printables will make your holiday season even more magical. Get ready for some fun-filled activities with your family’s favorite elf!
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
The Elf on the Shelf Tradition
The elf on the shelf Christmas tradition is an easy way to create fun memories with your family this holiday season. The elf arrives from the North Pole to keep an eye on kiddos and encourage them to be kind this holiday season.
Every morning, kids magically discover the elf in a new place in your home with a brand-new bag of tricks. Elves engage in fun antics, bring surprises, and spread holiday cheer all month long. If you’re looking for ideas about elf activities for kids to enjoy this December, don’t miss this new bundle of elf on the shelf ideas for your kids to enjoy this year.
Welcoming the elf into your home is a great way to let everyone know it’s the start of the holiday season. Let your kids get in on the fun and excitement with the official certificate of elf adoption included with these elf on the shelf printables.
Keep reading to discover more of the fun elf activities included in this printable bundle.
Official Elf Surveillance
One of the first pages in my elf printables pack is an official elf surveillance page. This paper is editable, so you can fill in exactly what details your elf has witnessed while watching your kids this December. It’s a great way to encourage children to keep being nice and give feedback about behavior when your child struggles this year.
The page says “this is your official warning!” so your kids will know they’re in danger of making the naughty list this year. You can use this official elf surveillance printable to joke with parents too. Did Daddy have too many Christmas cookies last night?
Join Santa’s Helpers
Another fun elf activity for kids is encouraging your little ones to join Santa’s helpers with an official elf application this year. It’s a fun activity for kids of all ages to think about what they’d do if they were one of Santa’s elves.
Plus, you can use these elf on the shelf printables to encourage kids to think creatively and practice handwriting skills. Don’t forget to take a silly photo for your child’s official elf application!
Countdown to Santa
Are your kids having a hard time waiting for Christmas Day? Waiting for things we’re excited about is hard for anyone, especially young children. You can help your kids wait patiently for Santa’s arrival with my printable elf on the shelf calendar.
Have the elf mark off the days on this calendar as you get closer to Christmas, or fill in each day with fun elf activities for kids this December. You can get ideas from the rest of the elf on the shelf printables in this activity bundle.
Write a Letter to Santa
One of our favorite holiday traditions is writing a letter to Santa. I’ve included an elf on the shelf printable to help your kids write their letter to the big guy this year with fill-in-the-blank assistance and spaces for them to include their gift requests.
You can use this elf activity for kids to practice brainstorming, handwriting, and writing letters in the proper format. It’s a good beginning activity for early readers and writers as well as a helpful tool for parents to get their Christmas shopping finished this year. You’ll want to make these adorable letters to Santa a childhood keepsake for your memory box too!
Learning with Elf on the Shelf Printables
There are so many fun and easy learning opportunities in this elf on the shelf printable pack. Don’t miss three of my favorite elf activities for kids to practice handwriting, phonics, literacy skills, and more.
Label the Elf Activities for Kids
Teaching preschoolers and kindergarteners to label objects is a fun and simple way to help them learn about the world around them and build print awareness. Kids can better understand that written words have meaning by completing this label and the elf activity together.
Decode Santa’s Secret Message
What if you had a sacred message from Santa? That’s exactly what your kids experience with this secret message from Santa they can decode! It’s a fun way for kids to build problem-solving skills, practice critical thinking, and have fun this December.
Elf on the Shelf Printable Letter Maze
Completing mazes helps children improve their cognitive skills. Plus, these brain-boosting exercises are a lot of fun!
While solving mazes, kids build critical thinking skills and memory skills and learn to think ahead. This elf on the shelf printable letter maze will help your early learners increase their ability to focus and concentrate. Plus, it’s a great way to help kids master identifying the letter E this month.
Easy Elf on the Shelf Activities
More Elf Activities for Kids
There are so many fun ways to enjoy your elf on the shelf this holiday season! Discover more of my favorites to share with your kids this December. These elf on the shelf ideas are perfect for kids of all ages and are filled with holiday magic.
Baking with the Elf on the Shelf
If you love making holiday memories in the kitchen, you won’t want to miss some of my favorite ways to bake with the elf this December.
Kids will love all of these Christmas activities
Santa’s Workshop Tinker Trays
Elves love to tinker about Santa’s workshop and create new toys! Cash in on the fun and help your kids practice STEM skills this December by building your elf on the shelf tinker trays.
What are your favorite elf activities for kids to enjoy during the holidays?
Share your best elf on the shelf ideas in the comment section. I can’t wait to read them and try a few with my kids this Christmas too!