Elf Scavenger Hunt Printable Cards

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We love it when the elf leaves a fun activity for the kids to do!  And kids LOVE scavenger hunts!  Use our Elf Scavenger Hunt Printable Cards to customize a fun surprise for the kiddos. 

Elf Hidden Object Cards

Our latest printable is the perfect addition for your elf to add to his or her back of tricks.  When you finish grabbing our cards, make sure you head on over and scope out our massive Elf on the Shelf master list of ideas.  That list is a decade in the making and has so many great ideas and printables for your elf to use!

Today’s printable is all about the classic scavenger hunt. And while yes, many households seem to be overrun with candy canes during the holiday months, I went one step beyond that and made different cards for your elf to use. The elf can choose between candy canes, ornaments, bells OR an item of your choosing.

Materials Needs for Scavenger Hunt Elf

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Print these cards on card stock to make them a little sturdier if you want.

hidden candy canes elf

How to set up scavenger hunt:

  1. Print out our sheet of scavenger hunt cards.
  2. Cut out the card that your elf would like to use.
  3. On the card, in the blank space provided, fill in the number of objects your elf will be hiding.
  4. Hide the objects around the room. (Depending on the age of the kids, your elf can hide them in obvious spots or be a little sneakier.
  5. Elf sits with card, awaiting the kids in the morning!

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