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 with as many Elf on the Shelf activities as possible! Download our free elf memory game today and let’s have some fun!
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.
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Elf Matching Game
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 free printable Elf matching game is super easy to play. It also makes a great addition to a North Pole Breakfast or Christmas party.
- cardstock (normal paper will work, but you might be able to see the images through it)
- paper cutter or scissors
- laminator (optional)
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?
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.
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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.
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.
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Last Updated on 5 September 2023 by homeschoolof1