Looking for free elf on the shelf printables? Then you need to check out this Elf on the shelf worksheets and activities pack! Elf on the Shelf is a fun tradition that involves mischievous elves getting up to funny shenanigans over night. With fun coloring pages, activity ideas this pack will enhance your child’s experience with these funny little elves. If you are wondering what is Elf on the shelf, where have you been living?! Read on to learn more about this family Christmas tradition. Soon enough, your kids will be excited each year when the Elf will pay them a visit from the north pole. You can find all of our Christmas activities and crafts here.
Have you heard of Elf on a Shelf? To be more specific, you would bring an Elf on a Shelf into your home around Christmas time.
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Where can you buy an elf on the shelf?
This adorable shelf elf comes in either a boy elf or a girl elf option as well as various skin tone options as well. There are also Elf on a Shelf kits that have elf friends, like reindeer, included as well. But each kit should come with a book that can explain to children where their elf came from. We also love the Elf Story DVD.
Some people’s elves come right after Thanksgiving, some do it 10 days before Christmas day. The premise is that every night the elf will get into some sort of mischief, do something clever or funny, or bring something to the child. This is all done during the night so when the child wakes up, he/she can go search around the house for the elf and witness the aftermath of the magical night. This Elf on a Shelf experience can be as simple or as complex as you would prefer. Some dress their elf up in different clothing options throughout it’s visit while others focus on the activities the elf did. It is an extra bit of magic during the holiday season that is why we, as parents, love Christmas!
Printable Elf On The Shelf Activities
This learning pack focuses on the mischievous elves that take part in the Elf on the Shelf tradition. There are a variety of activities, some of which can be laminated and used over and over again each year. These Elf on the Shelf printables are quick and easy to download and print and are super fun for children ages 2 – 9. Materials Required: Please note that affiliate links are used in this post. Here are some items that pair well with these activities. You will use each of these items over and over during all my printable preschool activity packs.
- Do a Dot Art Markers
- Card stock (to print everything out on.)
- A pocket chart (I have this one and this mini one too.)
- Write and wipe Dry Erase Pockets
- Laminator with pockets (If you want to make it reusable.)
- Clothespins (for the clip cards)
This Elf on the Shelf printable pack contains over 90 pages and includes a variety of fun, but educational activities all kids will love. This Elf on the shelf activity idea pack includes elf on the shelf coloring pages, do a dot pages, tracing and handwriting pages and so much more. For those who don’t know much about this Christmas Tradition, The Elf on the Shelf is a children’s picture book, published in 2005, that was written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell. This book is written in rhyme and tells of how Santa Claus knows who is naughty and who is nice. It explains how elves visit children between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve each year before returning to the North Pole. Here you can work on Christmas vocabulary words. These elves watch over the events that take place in the household during the day and once everyone goes to bed, they fly back to the North Pole, give their report to Santa before flying back, finding a new place to watch the events of the days.
The book does mention one rule: Please do not touch me. Why? Because if the children do, the elf will might lose their magic and they won’t be able to tell Santa what they have seen or heard. At the end of the story, it describes how the elf leaves the family to spend the rest of the year with Santa until the following Christmas season.The literacy activities includes elf on the shelf activities for preschoolers. Some of them are harder and are more suitable to kindergarteners.
The Elf in the Shelf is a great children’s book which this printable pack concedes with nicely. Your children will have fun with this Christmas Tradition while practicing counting and letter formation as well as completing fun activities such as puzzles and dot-a-dot pictures.
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