Introduce the kiddos to the elf on your shelf with this FREE elf on the shelf letter template. Check out more FREE printables here.
Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Letter Template
This free printable elf on the shelf letter template is a fun way to introduce the elf on the shelf idea to your kiddos. Not familiar with this relatively new holiday tradition? Basically, Santa sends an elf to your home to keep an eye on the kids and report back. The elf’s report helps determine whether they end up on the “naughty” or “nice” list. There are a few “rules” that go along with the elf on the shelf idea, but more on that in a second.
This rhyming elf on the shelf letter template will help your kiddos get accustomed to the idea of the elf on the shelf in a fun and friendly way. Without a nice story to go along with the elf on the shelf idea, the elf may seem more like a spy or an unwanted guest than a magical friend. In addition to the printable elf on the shelf letter template, you can get your kids excited about the elf on the shelf by staging him or her (they come in different genders) in fun ways, which brings me to the rules. The elf on the shelf:
- Visits between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve he or she hitches a ride with Santa back to the North Pole.
- Can’t move or speak when anyone is looking.
- Can’t be touched by the kiddos or will lose his or her magic.
The idea is that Mom and Dad move the elf on the shelf around, staging him or her in fun positions, at night. The kiddos then get to look forward to discovering the elf (and his or her shenanigans) each morning.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you hanging with just this elf on the self letter template. I know that you’ve got enough on your plate during the holiday season without adding the responsibility of coming up with creative elf on the shelf ideas… so here are 25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas to inspire you.
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Personally, I’m a fan of the whole elf on the shelf idea coupled with this elf on the shelf letter template because it allows our family to create another fun tradition that my son will remember for years (hopefully) and it encourages good behavior in the hectic weeks leading up to Christmas. If you and your family are ready to try out the elf on the shelf idea, snag your FREE elf on the shelf letter template (and a ton of other awesome printables) by joining the Freebie Finding Mom email newsletter! Sign up below.
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