Elf Activities Elf Craft

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Do you need an elf for your classroom shelf? It's a super-fun behavior management tool.

Teacher Comments:

  • "This one was a hit with my kiddos! I will be using it again next year for sure. Very well laid out, user friendly, easy to prepare, and engaging."
  • "Fun and creative activity for December. Students enjoyed making their elves."

Even if your kiddos don't believe in Santa, an elf provides loads of writing prompt ideas, and the activities you can do to add a bit of "elf fun" to December are endless.

You can also use an elf to practice spatial directions ("Where's the elf?" on, in, over, under, beside, between...)

This stuffed lunch bag is simple and quick for you to make, and sits nicely anywhere you want to place him.

If you have the time, I'm sure your students would also enjoy making one of their own.

Crumpling paper for stuffing, snipping, and accordion-folding paper arms & legs, provides great fine motor practice that strengthens finger & hand muscles, while adding a writing prompt will appeal to older students as well.

Teacher Comments:

  • “We loved this resource!” [3rd grade]
  • “I did this in Kindergarten and first and they both loved it!”

I bought the heavy-duty, Christmas-print bags, from a craft store. Simply stuff with newspaper. Kiddos will enjoy naming their elf.

You can send them home, or if you have room, use them as a personal behavior management tool.

I've included "Tally Time" tummy labels for that. Here's how it works:

For whatever behavior you deem appropriate, students get to add tally marks to their bag. After X number of tally marks, students receive a little something. It can be different each day or week.

You can also do this on your classroom one, as a team effort.

Other Teacher Ideas:

  • “We used these as table decorations for our school Christmas lunch and we got SO many compliments on them! So cute!”
  • “This activity is ADORABLE! My 1st graders so enjoyed making their little elf scouts for the display wall outside of our classroom. So many compliments already, and the kiddos are excited about taking them home for the holidays.”

I'm Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your December is filled with lots of memory-making, magical moments!

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