Are you looking for some super fun Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt ideas, then if so you’re in luck. We’ve got 6 different Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt games to share with you that you can print out and use.
And the best part is, these scavenger hunt games are absolutely free! At the end of the article, there is also an Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt clues game. If you plan on hiding your elf, you’ll love this game as well.
These are a fun Christmas activity to play with your kids or leave them out next to your Elf as an awesome and easy prop. The kids will be super excited that their elf brought a fun scavenger hunt game for them to play. And bonus…it will keep them busy whilst they play.
Read on to see the elf scavenger hunt ideas and print out your favorites.
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Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt
The Elf on the Shelf is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, but it can be hard to come up with new ideas for each day, especially if you’re short on time.
We’ve got you covered with these free elf scavenger hunt printable ideas. These free printable elf scavenger hunt ideas will give you some fun new ideas to try out.
The kids will love to play these fun elf scavenger hunt games. Simply leave these scavenger hunts next to your elf with a pencil and let the games begin.
Please note the original design will not have the ‘sample’ watermark. Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find the download links.
Elf Scavenger Hunt
All of these games can be printed at home or a local print shop. They are fine to print on standard printer paper 80gsm.
When printing make sure you print them with a ‘portrait’ orientation and printer settings are ‘fit to page’. They are designed to print on letter size or A4 size paper.
Another fun idea for these elf scavenger hunt games is to have a clipboard or two handy when playing. It’s easy to mark the items off the game sheet when attached to a clipboard. We’re all about easy during this busy season!
Please note that the original games you download will not have a ‘sample’ watermark on them. The watermark is purely for display purposes.
These fun game printables are for personal use only. They are not for sale and not to be distributed for sale without permission. Feel free to use them at home or school as many times as you like.
Remember to bookmark this page or pin it to Pinterest so that you can find it next year. After all, there are 6 fun Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt ideas – you can use them year after year.
Elf on Shelf Scavenger Hunt
The first elf on shelf scavenger hunt is Christmas themed. It’s a great game for kids of all ages to play. It’s also an easy one to set up – simply print and go.
Elf’s Christmas Scavenger Hunt
To download this fun game, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the download links.
The items on the list that you need to find on this Christmas list are:
- Funny elf
- Christmas tree
- Christmas presents
- Christmas carols
- Christmas card
- Santa Claus
- Nativity scene
- Candy cane
- Plum pudding
- Christmas wreath
- Christmas stocking
- Santa hat
- Christmas sweater
- Snow globe
- Christmas lights
- Gingerbread man
- Something red and white
- Christmas tree decoration
- Christmas star
Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt Ideas
The next two elf on the shelf scavenger hunt ideas are fun games that can be played by all ages. The first one is an indoor scavenger hunt. This is great for young kids and teens alike.
The second game is an outdoors scavenger hunt which will require walking or driving around the neighborhood.
Remember to scroll to the bottom of the article to find all the download links for these Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt free printable games.
Elf Indoor Scavenger Hunt
To play this game, simply download and print out this game sheet, grab a pen and optional clipboard and start looking for the items. You could use a timer if you wanted to add an extra level of difficulty to the fun.
The items you need to find include:
- Something that starts with E
- Something loud
- Snack food
- Something round
- Comfy chair
- Something red
- Something spicy
- Something shiny
- Ceiling fan
- Something blue
- Something sticky
- Wooden spoon
- Photo frame
- Something sweet
Elf Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
This next outdoor elf scavenger hunt game is great for getting the whole family involved. Simply download and print out this game sheet, grab a pen and optional clipboard, and start exploring your neighborhood.
If you want to make things more challenging, you could use a timer or set a distance limit. For example, you can only explore within 1 block or 1 mile of your house. This would be great for kids who like to ride their bikes, scooters or rollerskates.
The items to find on this list include:
- Red car
- For sale sign
- Tennis court
- Fast food
- White car
- Bus stop
- Number 7
- Basketball court
- Something yellow
- Traffic lights
- Blue car
- White fence
- Park bench
Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt Printables
The next Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt printables include 2 color scavenger hunt games – one for inside and one for outside and a fun alphabet scavenger hunt.
Elf Color Scavenger Hunt (Outdoors)
To play this game, simply download and print out this game sheet, grab a pen and optional clipboard, and start looking for the items. You could use a timer if you wanted to add an extra level of difficulty to the fun.
Remember to look for things that are the colors on the game sheets. For example, you might find a red car or a green leaf.
Elf Color Scavenger Hunt (Indoors)
This next indoor elf scavenger hunt game is another fun game that would suit all ages. Simply download and print out this game sheet, grab a pen and optional clipboard, and start looking for the items around your house.
Remember to look for things that are the colors on the game sheets. For example, you might find a red pillow or a green shirt.
If you want to make things more challenging, you could use a timer or set a distance limit. For example, you can only look in one room or one area of the house.
Elf Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
This next Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt is a fun alphabet game. Simply download and print out this game sheet, grab a pen and optional clipboard, and start looking for the items around your house or neighborhood.
Remember to look for things that start with the letters on the game sheets. For example, you might find an apple or a bicycle. You could also specify that the items have to be Christmas or holiday themed if you want to make it even harder! It’s up to you!
Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt Clues
The next two clues games are NOT free printables – but they are super cheap to buy! Remember to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the links for the FREE printables in this article.
The next fun activity is an Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt clues game. This game is super fun if you plan on hiding your elf. You could use it as a game to welcome your elf back or simply a fun game in mid-December where Elf is hiding some treasure to be found.
My daughter loves this elf treasure hunt. I’m going to bring it back out this year too.
Find this fun Elf scavenger hunt clues game right here.
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Here is another fun option for an elf scavenger hunt clues games. Find it here. Pictured below.
These Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt printables are a fun way to keep the kids entertained…and are also a super easy prop for Elf to bring during his December visits.
You can use these games year after year to keep the magic of Christmas alive.
Please pin for later – or so you can find it for next December!
Download the fun Elf scavenger hunt free printable games below. Have fun and Merry Christmas!
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Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt Free Printable
Elf’s Christmas Themed Scavenger Hunt – Find it here
Elf Indoor Scavenger Hunt – Find it here
Elf Outdoor Scavenger Hunt – Find it here
Elf Color Scavenger Hunt (Outdoors) – Find it here
Elf Color Scavenger Hunt (Indoors) – Find it here
Elf Alphabet Scavenger Hunt – Find it here