Christmas Elf on the Shelf FREE Printables Fun Holidays Kids Activities

FREE Elf on the Shelf Printables

Take the work out of planning these fun and Free Elf on the Shelf printables, ideas, welcome back letter, and Elf on the Shelf jokes!

FREE ELf on the Shelf Printables- take the work out of planning your Christmas Elf's antics with these fun elf on the shelf ideas, Welcome Back Letter, and Elf on the Shelf Jokes! #elfontheshelf #elfontheshelfprintables #christmasprintables

Do you have an elf visit your home every Christmas season? Many families do;  it is so much fun, isn’t it?  I enjoy the magic that it brings to my children and the added excitement. That being said, it can be a bit stressful.

If you don’t plan ahead, things can go way wrong. It’s worth the effort, but it can get overwhleming very quickly. But don’t fret. I’ve got you covered. I created a printable elf activities planning pack that will solve all the problems. 

Elf on the shelf ideas

Elf on the Shelf Printables

Simply print the Elf on the Shelf printables in the link at the bottom of the post to have jokes and ideas for where to put your mischeavous Elf all throughout the month of December!  Your kids will love looking for him daily, and you will be grateful it doesn’t take planning on your part!

The download includes a free planning calendar, list of supplies to have on hand, and TONS of ideas!

Free lef on the shelf letter

Elf on the Shelf Letters

We usually start out the season by pringing back our Elf on the Shelf with this free pritnable elf on the shelf letter to remind the kids who are Elf is and what he is all about.

There are over 5 letters to choose from!

Elf on the Shelf Letters

Some people bring back their Elf on the Shelf the day after Thanksgiving, others wait until the first day of December. Honestly, it doesn’t matter when you bring him back…. but the sooner you bring him back the more Elf of fun you’ll have in December.

Included in the download is even an Adoption Certificate!!

Elf on the Shelf Jokes

Free Elf on the Shelf Printables

Included in these free Elf on the Shelf printables are the following pages:


  • Welcome Back Letter: There is one for a family with one elf and one for a family with
    multiple elves. 
  • Goodbye Letter: Same thing, one for one elf and one for a family with multiple elves. 
  • Elf Adoption Certificate: If you are bringing a new elf into the family, this is for you. 
  • Pet Adoption Certificate: If you are bringing a pet into the family, this is for you! 
  • A Dear Santa Letter Page
  • 8 Activity Cards (Needed For Activities)
  • 16 Joke Cards
  • 4 Blank Cards
  • An Activity List: Explination of how to use the activity cards 
  • Other Elf Activity Ideas
  • Planning Calendar 
  • Our favorite thing the elf brings is “seeds” to Grow Your Own Candy Cane (read our post for more details!)

That is 18 whole pages that are going to make your season less stressful and even FUN for you too! 

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Free Christmas Printables

Looking for even more free Christmas printables to help kids learn and have fun during December? Check these out:


Elf on the Shelf Printables

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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