Need some new Elf on the Shelf ideas for this year? I’ve got fun and free printable Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt clues that will work for any home!
We love scavenger hunts, especially for the holidays. Plus, they make for a quick Elf on the Shelf idea.
Not only can you simply hide the elf without doing anything more than cutting and hiding clues, but your child will have fun running around the house hunting down the elf!
Printable Elf on the Shelf
Scavenger Hunt Clues
This Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt leads your kids to different spots around the house. Where the stockings are hung, the freezer, under any chair, the Christmas tree, and finally to the bathroom where they will find their elf.
I would suggest hiding Elf on the Shelf well in the bathroom, just in case your child has to run in there before they finish up the clues. The first clue can be laid right where they will see it when they wake up if you want to prevent them from finding him or her before the hunt begins.
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If you don’t have a printer, here are the individual Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt clues you can rewrite on slips of paper:
#1 Ready or not, the fun has begun! Find the next clue where the stockings are hung. (Answer: Stockings)
#2 You’re getting warmer, but I am not. The next clue lies where it never gets hot. (Answer: Freezer)
#3 Brrr. It felt like winter in there. Fly like a reindeer to the next clue under a chair. (Answer: Any chair)
#4 Way to go, you’ve almost found me! Now find the last clue near a decorated tree. (Answer: Christmas Tree)
#5 Wow! You did it! You found the last clue! Now come find me where you brush and floss too! (Answer: Bathroom)
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