Elf on the Shelf Printable Games (elf sized)

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We absolutely love creating Christmas printables for the kids. So we decided to shrink our five most popular printables and turn them into Elf on the Shelf printable games!

I mean why should the elves miss out?

These are such easy (and free) Elf on the Shelf activities when you have little time to think of anything elaborate!

It’s also nice for the Elf to leave the kids an activity to do in the morning.


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Have fun with these miniature size games perfect for the Elf

With the festive season just around the corner, parents are gearing up to make every moment memorable for their little ones.

But let’s be honest, with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes it’s a challenge to keep up with the whimsical antics of our favorite holiday helper, the Elf on the Shelf.

That’s where these free Christmas Elf on the Shelf games come to the rescue!

This is a super easy elf activity, all you need to do is grab the 5 Elf on the Shelf printable games and leave them on an easel, or just next to them as if they are playing. Next to it leave the kid size printable of the same game!

Easy, no worrying about doing something crazy with the elf tonight. In fact, you could use this for five nights.

These elf sized games are super easy Elf on the Shelf antics leaving you to wrap the gifts, have a cup of coffee, or just relax!

Christmas Bingo

Add a touch of excitement to the holiday season with Christmas bingo.

Print out both the elf sized game (download below) and leave it with the free printable Christmas bingo that the kids can play in the morning.


Elf Sized Christmas Scattergories

Get ready for giggles and creativity as your Elf on the Shelf brings the classic Scattergories game to life.

The miniature Christmas scattergories that the elves are playing are the exact same as the full sized kids versions. Leave the Christmas scattergories game with the elves for the kids to play in the morning


Elf on the Shelf Word Search

Let the word hunting begin! Set up an adorable scene where your elf presents a mini word search puzzle. These free printable elf props are a great way to encourage the kids to have fun with word searches too!

Kids can join the excitement by searching for holiday-related words hidden amongst the letters. It’s a fantastic way to engage them in a quiet, yet entertaining activity during the holiday rush.

Download the free printable Elf on the Shelf word search for the kids to play with and leave it with the elves in the morning.


Elf on the Shelf Word Scramble

Unleash the power of jumbled letters! Your elf can bring a game of word scramble to the table, leaving kids with an exciting challenge.

Download the kids sized Elf on the Shelf word scramble too so the kids can have fun with the elves.

They’ll need to unscramble the mixed-up letters to reveal festive words that are sure to bring a smile to their faces. This brain-teasing activity is perfect for enhancing vocabulary and critical thinking skills.

Elf Memory Games

Memory games never go out of style, especially when it’s your mischievous elf who’s the game master. Set up a tiny table with pairs of holiday-themed cards face down.

Your elf can take a mischievous approach by flipping over cards when nobody’s watching!

Kids can play a delightful round of memory with their magical companion, working on concentration and memory skills. The kids can play with the full size elf memory game printable!


Even more Elf ideas

For even more Elf on the Shelf ideas you are going to love these:

elf on the shelf activities bundle


Additional Elf on the Shelf games

If you are looking for even more Elf sized games you are going to love these:

Download the free Elf sized printable games

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

All you need to do is download the printable below on cardstock, cut the three games out, and leave one each night with the elf.

Last Updated on 7 November 2023 by Clare

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