Elf on the Shelf Word Scramble (easy & hard version)

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The Elf on the Shelf will be here before you know it, and I am so excited! We are loving playing this tricky Elf on the Shelf word scramble.

These are great Elf on the Shelf activities for the classroom or home, and the kids are going to love them.

There are 13 Elf-themed words to unscramble and to help out I have included the answers in the download.

elf on the shelf word scramble printables

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Unscramble the Elf on the Shelf Words

These free word scramble printables are perfect for kids who love the Elf on the Shelf and are great either for the classroom, or homeschool.

Christmas is a time (or certainly should be) when the kids get to have a bit more fun either at school or at home.

This Elf word scramble is a great game for elementary and middle school-aged kids. I have added two versions of the word game. One has no clues at all, and one has the actual word bank around the side of the puzzle to make it easier for younger kids.

Print off as many copies as you need and just have fun. Let me know in the comments what your hardest word was.

This elf word scramble is free to download but is for personal use and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the free instant download.

Have fun with our free Christmas word scramble printable too!

We also love playing mad libs all year round, but this Christmas fun mad libs book is another great fun educational Christmas activity to keep the kids entertained.

The first word scramble is the easiest. They all have 13 words to find, but this version below has the answer key written in red around the sides. This will make it much easier for younger children.

elf on the shelf word scramble with word bank

The second word scramble is much harder, although the words are the same as the easy version.

There are no answers at all, so the children have to try and unscramble the words. The only clue is, that all of the words are related in some way to the Elf on the Shelf.

You will also enjoy our free printable Elf on the Shelf word search.

elf on the shelf word scramble printable

Elf Word Scramble Answers

Enjoy some brain-teasing fun with this elf word scramble puzzle. Below are the 13 words you need to unscramble to reveal their true identities, and we’ve included an answer sheet with the download to make it even more convenient for you. Here are the elf-related words to unscramble:

  • Chippy
  • Twinkletoes
  • Buddy
  • North Pole
  • Santa
  • Christmas
  • Shelf
  • Watching
  • Candy cane
  • Magic
  • Elves
  • Hiding
  • Presents
elf on the shelf word scramble answers

The kids will love the If I Were An Elf worksheet.

Other free Elf on the Shelf printables

Continue the fun with these free elf printables:

  1. Take your Elf on the Shelf adventure to the next level with an engaging Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt. This printable includes clues and riddles to guide children around the house as they search for their mischievous elf. It’s a fantastic way to create lasting memories during the holiday season while encouraging creativity and critical thinking in kids.
  2. Encourage your children’s communication skills and let their imaginations run wild with these adorable free printable Elf on the Shelf notes. These printable notes can be used by the elf to leave messages, reminders, or even funny jokes for the kids. Whether it’s a message to clean their room or a silly note about the elf’s latest escapade, these notes add an extra layer of magic to the Elf on the Shelf tradition.
  3. Naming your Elf on the Shelf is a cherished tradition, and choosing the perfect name can be a family affair. But don’t stop there use this free Christmas elf name generator printable and give everyone in the family an elf name this December.

Have fun with our Christmas word search printable

elf on the shelf activities bundle


Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Print out Free Elf on the Shelf Word Puzzle

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.)

Last Updated on 5 January 2024 by Clare

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