The Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition that has become more and more popular over the years.
This cute elf comes to visit your home during the holiday season and gets up to all sorts of mischief!
If you want to add some extra festive fun this year, check out these free Elf on the Shelf printable ideas.
With these free printables, your elf can create magical memories all throughout December.
Download These Free Elf on the Shelf Printable Ideas
We hope you find joy as you use these free printables with your young children.
You can download one or all of these fun ideas for your personal use.
After using your email address and clicking the “download” button you’ll be sent a PDF file of your requested printable templates.
Use these throughout the month of December with your entire family.
Here are some easy elf ideas for your family you’ll find in today’s blog post.
Fun Twist On The Twister Board Game – Elf Style
Are you ready to take your Elf on the Shelf game to the next level?
We’ve got just the thing to bring some extra holiday fun into your home!
Get ready to surprise your kids with our brand new Elf on the Shelf Twister printable!
Not only is this board game hilarious, but it’s also totally free and easy to set up.
With just a few simple steps, you’ll have your very own Twister game your scout elf and your children’s toys can play.
Simply print out the PDF files that we’ll send straight to your inbox, and you’re ready to go!
Free Elf on the Shelf Rules For Beginners
Are you considering inviting an Elf on the Shelf into your home this Christmas season?
Maybe this is your first year doing this tradition and you’re unsure of the rules your kids seem to already have memorized.
We will take care of you because we’ve got you covered with all the dos and don’ts you need to know to make your Elf’s visit a magical experience for the whole family.
From the importance of naming your Elf to the proper way of displaying them around your home, we’ve gathered all the facts and details you need to ensure a successful Elf on the Shelf season.
And don’t forget to grab our free printable Elf on the Shelf rules to help remind your kids of the rules their elf needs to follow.
Just hit that button below for instant access and let the holiday fun begin!
Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Letters
Are you ready for Christmas Eve?
Saying goodbye to your family’s elf can be tough, especially if you have a new elf in your home.
But this doesn’t have to be a sad moment.
Instead, let’s make it an unforgettable experience for your child with our collection of free printable Elf on the Shelf goodbye letters.
You’ll find a variety of options for your scout elf to say goodbye to your children, so you can find the perfect one for your family.
Whether their elf wants to share how they plan to travel to the North Pole until next year or if your kids will love a personal letter from Santa Claus himself, we have it all covered!
All you have to do is select the printable props you think your child will love the most and print the goodbye letter for your mischievous elf.
And don’t worry – we’ve made sure that these printable notes are safe and easy to use.
So what are you waiting for? Click the button below and grab these free printables now.
You won’t regret this great idea!
Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Goodbye Poems
When the most wonderful time of the year starts coming to a close you’ll know it’s almost time to say goodbye to your little helper, the Elf on the Shelf.
But saying goodbye, especially around Christmas time, doesn’t have to be a sad event in your home.
In fact, why not leave your kids with a lasting memory of their fun elf?
We’ve got just the thing for you – a free printable Elf on the Shelf goodbye poem that your elf can leave behind.
It’s the perfect way for your elf to say goodbye to your child on their last night and show appreciation for all the giggles and memories they created.
So, before your scout elves head back to Santa’s workshop, download our free printable Elf on the Shelf goodbye poems below.
You’ll be creating magical goodbye moments your kids will cherish for years to come!
Elf on the Shelf Ideas and Letters For Bad Behavior
You can’t expect our kids to be perfect all the time.
But sometimes there are moments when our littles might be acting up more than a primadonna on opening night.
And if you find your kids are falling off the nice list faster than a Christmas tree being cut down by a professional tree farmer, don’t worry.
You have a little Christmas magic up your sleeve – the Elf on the Shelf bad behavior letters!
These free printable letters are always popular this time of the year with parents.
This printable PDF is designed to lovingly remind your child to be on their best behavior leading up to Christmas.
Your friendly helper elves will catch your kids in the act of misbehaving on their elf surveillance system and deliver a letter outlining the naughty behavior, along with some encouragement to be good.
We know Santa’s little helper can help persuade your children to behave well this time of year.
But in case they need a second or third reminder, you’ll find a different design in this printable bundle, including the friendly note when your kid gets on Santa’s nice list.
So, what are you waiting for?
Click the button below to download and print these letters and use them as you see fit.
Free Elf on the Shelf Letter For Toy Donations
It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of “getting” that we may lose sight of the “giving” with Christmas.
As parents, we all know just how much the Elf on the Shelf plays a crucial role in our children’s holiday excitement, even if we get tired of hiding this mischievous little elf in a new location every night.
But aside from hiding in fun places around the house, did you know that you can use your child’s elf to help teach them the importance of giving back to those in need?
By encouraging your child to donate some of their unused toys or books, they can experience the joy of giving and sharing with others who may not have as much.
The great thing about making this exciting for your children is using our heartwarming and creative Elf on the Shelf Toy Donation Letter templates!
(Yes, I’m telling you to leverage and blame the elf for this activity).
You’ll find different elf notes with easy ideas to donate toys, books or clothes to those in need.
Your adorable elf can even include a handful of candy canes as a ‘thank you’ if this is your child’s first time joining in doing good deeds.
All you have to do is click the button below to grab this bundle of free printables and let the holiday giving begin.
Best Elf on the Shelf Return Letters
Few things are as exciting to children during Christmas as waking up on the first day (usually December 1st) to find their Elf on the Shelf has returned for another year of holiday mischief, fun, and learning.
And while your child may be thrilled to see their elf’s return from last year, why not make it even more special with a personalized letter from their beloved helper?
In this bundle of free Elf on the Shelf welcome letters, you’ll find a variety of creative new ideas you can use to add a special touch to your family’s holiday tradition.
You’ll find arrival letters encouraging fun activities like a Christmas movie night, a nice list report card, a personal letter from Santa Claus and so much more.
And in case your kid has landed on the naughty list, you’ll find a special note of encouragement from their great elf.
Grab this bundle of free printables and use every letter during your fun little elf’s entire stay!
It’s a little touch of magic and love from your child’s favorite elf.
With these free Elf on the Shelf printable ideas, you can make this Christmas tradition special every year.
Sign your elf’s name and use these printable cards and letters starting with your elf’s arrival letter until their departure on Christmas Eve.
No matter which printables you choose to use (one or all of them), your kids are sure to love the extra magic that their Elf on the Shelf brings.
Whether you’re looking for a fun way to encourage good behavior, or just want to add some silly fun to the holiday season, these printables are a great way to actually enjoy your Elf on the Shelf tradition this year.
And between you and me, your elf can also encourage some Christmas activities and include an elf game or a small gift to your kids.
It’ll be so much fun to see the excitement in their eyes every morning as they search for their beloved elf and read what he or she has been up to.
It’s all up to you, your imagination, and these fun printables!
So go ahead and get creative with these free Elf on the Shelf printables, and make this year’s holiday season even more memorable for your family.
Download these printables today and create some magical holiday memories.
Merry Christmas friend.
Micah Klug is a wife, homeschooling mother to five children, and author. She teaches time-tested solutions to help parents remember what matters most in life, including strengthening their home, faith, and family relationships. To learn how a child who grew up in an authoritarian home is now creating an environment of peace and joy in her own home visit this page. If you want to contact Micah, send her an email here or email [email protected].