Whether the concept of the Elf on the Shelf is new to your family or an established tradition, these cute Elf on the Shelf coloring pages are a great way to get your kid excited about the impending visit! Choose from six Elf on the Shelf colors sheets or download them all and make your very own Elf on the Shelf coloring book. 🙂
Elf on the Shelf is a relatively new holiday tradition that first started showing up in homes in the mid-2000s. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s pretty simple. Santa sends one of his helpers, an elf, to stay at your home during the holiday season and ensure your kid is on his or her best behavior. However, it isn’t all doom and gloom; you can actually have a lot of fun posing the elf, who can be a bit silly and overzealous, in fun ways.
For more info on the “rules” of Elf on the Shelf and tips on introducing this concept to your family, be sure to check out the free printable Elf on the Shelf letter template.
Since no one is allowed to touch the Elf on the Shelf (see the rules mentioned above), he (or she) may seem kind of aloof to your kid. These Elf on the Shelf printable coloring pages are a fun and frugal way to entertain your family and get them thinking about some of the shenanigans the elf may get up to while they sleep! In addition to these Elf on the Shelf coloring sheets, you can make your holiday guest seem more personable by having him or her leave notes each night. Make it easy on yourself and use these Elf on the Shelf printable notes. 😉
Bonus: Struggling to come up with positions or things for the Elf on the Shelf to do? These 25 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas will carry you through the holiday season!
In addition to keeping your kid entertained and your house in one piece, I love these Elf on the Shelf pictures to color because they’re actually good for kids. (And for you, if you want to get in on the coloring fun.) Yep, coloring can stimulate creativity, improve fine motor coordination and focus, and decrease stress and anxiety.
Cute Elf on the Shelf Coloring Pages: Trim the Tree
While the Elf on the Shelf can be a bit too curious for his own good at times, he is there to help. Unfortunately, the elf can’t really help you trim the tree, as shown in this cute Elf on the Shelf coloring page, but hopefully this will encourage your kid to cheerfully lend a hand during the holiday season! Plus, you can use this Elf on the Shelf colors sheet as inspiration. For example, add a few ornaments to the tree or decorations to the house while your kid sleeps and tell him or her it was all the elf’s doing! 🙂
Elf on the Shelf Colors Sheet: Dream Home
I don’t know about you, but the gingerbread house depicted in this Elf on the Shelf picture to color looks like my dream home! Yum! If building a gingerbread house would cause your to-do list to melt down, perhaps you and the Elf on the Shelf or you and your kid can make one of these 41 easy Christmas cookies instead.
Elf on the Shelf Printable Coloring Pages: Stockings Hung with Care
Here’s another Elf on the Shelf coloring sheet that depicts the elf helping you and your family get ready for Christmas by decorating. I would say he (or she) is definitely hanging those stockings with care!
Psst! Even if you and your family don’t partake in the Elf on the Shelf tradition, you can still take advantage of these cute Elf on the Shelf coloring pages. After all, the elf is just one of Santa’s helpers!
Different Color Elf on the Shelf Coloring Pages: Deck the Halls
This page of the Elf on the Shelf coloring book is the perfect example of how the elf can sometimes be a little overzealous! Here he’s decking the halls with toilet paper. If you and your kid want to make more appropriate holiday décor, check out the moveable printable elf template and these free Christmas tree template printables.
Bonus: Another great indoor activity to keep your child entertained is having him or her write a letter to Santa. Here are 12 free printable Santa letter templates to choose from!
Elf on the Shelf Colors Sheet: Pandemic Version
Here’s proof this silly elf isn’t all fun and games. He (or she) is doing a great job of protecting a stockpile of pandemic essentials like toilet paper and disinfecting wipes. (Although your kid probably wouldn’t be excited to receive these as stocking stuffers.)
Tip: The elves in these Elf on the Shelf printable coloring pages could be male or female. They can also be different color Elf on the Shelf. Encourage your kid to make the elf whatever gender or ethnicity he or she wants. I’ve heard that Santa runs a pretty inclusive workshop!
Elf on the Shelf Printable Coloring Pages: COVID Aware
Has COVID created some anxiety for your kid (or maybe you)? Remember, coloring, including these different color Elf on the Shelf pages, can help reduce stress and anxiety. Plus, the pandemic related Elf on the Shelf coloring pages can be great conversation starters if your kid has questions or concerns about COVID.
These Elf on the Shelf printable coloring pages are a great way to spend quality time together as a family. They’re fun, frugal, and sure to get you all in the holiday spirit. Pair them with some Christmas music and tasty holiday treats for a festive afternoon.
Bonus: The festivities don’t have to end with these cute Elf on the Shelf coloring pages. Here are even more Christmas and holiday themed coloring pages!