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Spot the elf game: A great elf on the shelf activity

It is very difficult to think of 24 different ways to be mischievous with your elf on the shelf. Once you have that elf on the shelf adoption certificate, you really are in it for life. Or at least until the kids stop believing, and if you are anything like us, then you want that magic to last as long as it possibly can. If you find your elf on the shelf letter pack we have didn’t work for you, or you are just running out of inspiration, then try this activity for the kids. The elf can leave this little spot the elf game out somewhere for them to find perhaps?

How to play your spot the elf game

There is only one sheet in this activity for the kids, and it really is simple. We have hidden a few fabulous elves in our picture, and the kids just need to circle as many as they can find.

We have given an example of the specific elf you are looking for – because we do have a few of the pesky fellows in the elf game. We wouldn’t want you picking out the wrong ones now, would we?

What does the elf game look like?

There are actually 27 elves in this picture – can you find them all? They can be found anywhere, any size and in any direction.

If you need anymore inspiration for any activities over Christmas with a bit of an elf theme, do take a look at our elf on the shelf eBook. We have 24 different activities with an elf theme for you to try out with the kids. You could even give them an activity sheet a day with alongside the funny antics that your elves get up to in the house. Makes a nice twist on the traditional theme, and might give you a little bit of time to yourself as well. That’s got to be a bonus, right?

To download this iSpy elf game, just click on the button below and it is yours:

We have a few other Christmas activities and ideas on the site, including recipes like Christmas Pudding ice cream and Santa cookies, and even Christmas Tree fudge, alongside some fabulous crafts and printables as well. Do take a look here:

More Christmas printables we know you'll love

Here are some more amazing printables that we have on KiddyCharts that are focused on Christmas fun!

There are more ideas from other sites here too:

Christmas Printables from the Web

Some more ideas for Christmas Printable fun from the internet. Why not nip off my site and check them out? But DO come back afterwards!

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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