Elf on the Shelf Goes Seashell Hunting

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If your elf has access to the beach, or even a sand box or a bit of kinetic sand, this seashell hunting scene would be a fun one to make!

Elf Shell Collecting on Beach

Yes, yes, we know – our elf had WAY too much fun at the beach this year!

Here is a really fun scene that your elf can recreate.  If you don’t happen to live next to the beach, a sandbox or even a container with some kinetic sand will be a great substitute.

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Seashell Hunting Elf Supplies

Shell pit TALL

Your elf will need to dig a pit in the sand. It can be any depth. At the bottom of the pit, place an assortment of small seashells.

Our elf posed at the top of the pit that he dug, holding some of his very favorite shells.

Shells in sand

If seashells aren’t your thing, you could sub them for any kind of treasure that your elf might like to find! Money? Candy? Some other small loot? Up to you and your elf!

I hope you have a lot of fun with this idea! Make sure you check out our always-growing collection of Christmas content.

If you end up recreating this scene, I’d love to hear how it went! If you post a picture on social media, feel free to tag me – I’d love to see it in action! 


Elf Sea Shell Hunt PIN

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We definitely could have used the help of a printable Elf on the Shelf Calendar to help us think of new hiding spots.  Live and learn!

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Feeling 2020? How about a quarantine elf kit or an elf zoom meeting?

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More beachy fun! Grab our free printable postcards for your elf to send to the kids over the summer!

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