Since 2017, readers have been loving my Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt Clues. It’s probably long over due but, I FINALLY have a new Scavenger Hunt for Elf on the Shelf you can use this year!
Scavenger Hunt for Elf on the Shelf
Holiday Scavenger Hunts are a tradition in our house. With the Elf on the Shelf arrival a few Christmases ago, a Scavenger Hunt for Elf on the Shelf had to join the mix.
These Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt Clues use common places around the house. Each clue is listed below along with where to hide it, and fun ideas for the hiding places if you want to make it even more fun.
Come and find me! Just follow the clues!
The first place to check is with the things you put on before shoes.
Where to Hide: Since this is the first clue, place it where your child will see it right away in the morning.
Your socks are so comfy. I wanted to sleep.
But my stomach was growling so I got something to eat.
Where to Hide: In your child’s sock drawer.
Fun Ideas: Place the clue in a new pair of socks, Put a little pillow with the clue like Elf on the Shelf was sleeping.
That was yummy, but it was too cold to stay.
Where wet clothes get dry is a warmer place to lay.
Where to Hide: In the freezer.
Fun Ideas: Open an item in the freezer like Elf on the Shelf was eating, Place crumbs around the clue
I was here getting warm – you just missed me!
Off to freshen my breath…where do you think I could be?
Where to Hide: In the Dryer
Fun Idea: Tape action figures or Barbie’s inside like they were with Elf on the Shelf
I’m minty fresh and can’t wait to see you!
While I’m waiting I’ll play a game or two.
Where to Hide: With Toothbrushes or Mouthwash
Fun Ideas: Write a message on the bathroom mirror with toothpaste, Leave a toothpaste mess in the sink with the clue
Finally, place Elf on the Shelf with your board games, video games, or card games for your child to find at the end of the Scavenger Hunt for Elf on the Shelf. Set the elf up like it is playing a game while waiting for your child to find them.
Grab the printable Scavenger Hunt for Elf on the Shelf below and add it to these Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas so you are covered for the whole season!
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For more Elf on the Shelf ideas check out my other posts:
- Memorable Elf on the Shelf Departure Ideas
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Teen
- Why Elf on the Shelf Didn’t Move – Quick and Clever Excuses
- Elf on the Shelf Adoption Certificate
- Elf on the Shelf Printables – TONS of props, games, and more!
- Quick Elf on the Shelf Ideas – for every room in the house!