Elf Memory Game a Fun Free Printable Game

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The Elf on the Shelf will be here before we know it, and as December has so much going on I like to get prepared early. Download our free elf memory game today and let’s have some fun!

We love playing printable memory games in our home, and as a really young child, my son has managed to beat me! We still love to play memory games now, mainly because he loves to win!

This is a fun game for the whole family.

There are 12 different images to print out and is perfect for older toddlers and preschoolers.

With images of elves, elf on the shelf, letters to Santa, a Christmas tree, and more.

elf memory game

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Elf Matching Game

This free printable Elf matching game is super easy to play. It also makes a great addition to a North Pole Breakfast or Christmas party.

Supplies needed:

How to set up the Elf game?

Download the elf memory game printable below. There is one page included with 12 different images and it will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.

This free printable Elf on the shelf game is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

You will need to print the page twice, so you can match the images.

For even more fun, why not color the back of the cards, preferably before you cut them?

elf memory game

When you have printed the 2 pages, you will need to cut out all of the different images.

If you want to use these every year, I highly recommend laminating them. This is the laminator we use and love.

I prefer to use a paper cutter as it’s easier, quicker, and more accurate, but scissors will work too.

elf memory game

Now you will have two sets of 12 images (so 24 total images.)

How to play the Elf matching game

Shuffle the Elf cards and lay them on the table face down in rows to make it easier. Or just randomly on the table for older kids.

If you are placing them in rows I find 4 rows with 6 images each works best for the memory game.

elf memory game

Playing the game is simple.

Take it in turns to turn over only 2 images.

If it is a match you can either remove them from the game and place them in front of you or leave them turned over face up.

If it is not a matching pair then turn them back and carry on playing.

The winner is the person who creates the most matches. Celebrate the winner with some Elf on the Shelf gifts.

If you are looking for more free Elf on the Shelf printables check out our favorites.

Even More Elf Printables?

If you are in a rush and are tired of searching for Elf on the Shelf printables you can purchase all of my printables for a small fee here. There are exclusive printables included not found anywhere else, and 41 pages to print!

41 pages are included in this download including:

  1. North Pole Breakfast Menu (2 pages)
  2. Elf construction zone (2 pages)
  3. Snowman soup (exclusive)
  4. Elf Kisses (exclusive)
  5. Elf notes (3 pages)
  6. Elf scavenger hunt (3 pages)
  7. Elf memory game
  8. Elf games
  9. Elf hats
  10. Elf on the Shelf word scramble (3 pages)
  11. Elf names word search (2 pages)
  12. Elf coloring page (8 pages)
  13. Elf arrival letters (5 pages)
  14. Elf goodbye letters (2 pages)
  15. If I were an elf writing activity (1 page)
  16. Elf yearbook cover (2 pages)

Download the Free Elf Game

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

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Last Updated on 31 January 2023 by homeschoolof1

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