Struggling with Elf on the Shelf inspiration this year? I hear ya! Being creative night after night can be a real challenge… that’s where these 34 Elf on the Shelf printable notes can come in handy!
Wait, Elf on the Shelf Printable Notes… What Is Elf on the Shelf?
If you aren’t familiar with the whole “Elf on the Shelf” concept, these Elf on the Shelf printable note cards probably don’t make a lot of sense. So, let’s back up. Allow me to introduce you to the little stranger that’s going to be moving in with you and your family. 😉
Your elf is sent by Santa to keep an eye on the kids and report back about their “naughty” or “nice” behavior. If you leave it at that, the Elf on the Shelf can see more like a foe than a friend… that’s where an Elf on the Shelf printable note can really help.
Tip: The Elf on the Shelf printable notes PDF pack are notes for the elf to leave your kiddo while he’s staying at your home. These notes are sure to help them become fast friends. However, as an introduction, I recommend using this free printable Elf on the Shelf letter template.
There are a couple of rules that go along with the Elf on the Shelf; they are:
- He (or she) visits only between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. When the elf departs, by hitching a ride on Santa’s sleigh back to the North Pole, your kiddo might feel a little sad… that’s why I highly recommend you use a printable goodbye note from Elf on the Shelf (like what’s included in this pack).
- The elf can only move when no one is looking.
- The elf can’t speak to your kiddo, which is why he or she is communicating with the Elf on the Shelf printable note cards!
- No one can touch the elf—doing so would destroy his or her magic.
The idea is that Mom and Dad move the Elf on the Shelf around, staging him or her in fun ways, at night. Looking forward to discovering the elf (and his or her shenanigans) each morning becomes a bit of family fun that everyone will look forward to, especially when paired with the Elf on the Shelf printable notes!
Bonus: This Elf on the Shelf printable notes PDF pack can certainly make the elf more exciting for your family, but if you’re looking for even more inspiration here are 25 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas.
What’s Included in the Elf on the Shelf Printable Notes?
These Elf on the Shelf printable note cards have a lot to offer—from silly jokes to options for a printable goodbye note from Elf on the Shelf. As a busy mom, I really appreciate the variety. Some of the options in the Elf on the Shelf printable notes PDF pack are drop-and-go but there are also quick and easy activities, like having your child give someone a hug.
These Elf on the Shelf printable note cards can also be used to encourage educational actives (like reading) or good habits (like brushing your teeth before you show the Elf on the Shelf your best smile). I like to pick which Elf on the Shelf printable notes to use based on the next day—if we’re super busy I pick something easy, but if its a cozy weekend I’ll pick something more involved.
This Elf on the Shelf printable notes PDF pack contains 34 options for you to choose from, including blank cards so you can craft your own joke, question, or family activity. The blank cards could also be used to create a longer form printable goodbye note from Elf on the Shelf.
So, how will you use the 30 Elf on the Shelf printable notes? Share your ideas and inspiration in the comments!