Classroom Elf Freebies & Ideas

It's almost time for our family elf, Elfabet, to visit us from the North Pole.  He is one of my favorite family traditions because his silly hijinx always make my boys laugh.  There is just no sweeter sound to wake up to in the morning, I swear.  Not only are the elves flying back to homes everywhere across the country, but according to my calendar, they're flying back to classrooms everywhere, too.

Here's a peek back at our visit from our classroom elf a few years ago.  A special delivery straight from the North Pole with a letter, a gift tag, and everything!



I read the letter to the kids and they flipped.  I mean, they seriously had a conniption.  They could barely stifle their screams.  We somehow managed to get through the letter without anyone going too crazy, but when it came time for me to open Santa’s special delivery, we just couldn’t contain ourselves anymore.  It got a little wild.  But it was precious because their little hearts are SO innocent and they just couldn’t hold in their excitement at all.  I just LOVE the magic of Christmas!!!! 
As we were opening up the package, the kids were BEGGING me to be careful so that I wouldn’t touch her.  Luckily, Santa’s little burlap sack and all that North Pole snow made it super easy for her to stay put as I opened her up.  I put her under the document camera for everyone to see.


Almost immediately after opening our special package, one of my babies said, “I’m going to write about our elf today in Writer’s Workshop!”  Score.  But first, it was time to name her.  I was really hoping for someone to come up with a fun name like “Elfis” or something equally as cool.  Here’s what the kids chose and then voted on…


I got this great bubble map idea from Cheryl at Primary Grafitti.  Love.  Take a look at those names.  Elfabet is the name of my boys’ elf and one of my kids DESPERATELY wanted that to be a serious contender, but no such luck. We ended up with “Frozen” and I’m sure that was inspired by Disney’s recent Blockbuster!

After we named her, we filled out one of the printables from my Classroom Elf Freebie so that the kids would have something to take home to share with their parents.


We took a little break and played “Where’s the Elf?” from that same little freebie and the kids had a BLAST!  You should’ve heard the cheers when they found the hiding elves!!  It was even better watching the “elf finders” do their little elf dances at the end of the game.  HA!


We went out to recess and when we came back inside, our elf had flown out of her resting place and landed above one of our tables.  I guess she didn’t think anyone would be able to see up her skirt. Bless.  #thankgoodnessforstockings

elf5  elf6

They were seriously flabbergasted.  Could not BELIEVE she was flying around the classroom while they were outside!!  This was the *perfect* time to introduce their little elf writing journals.  They couldn’t wait to get started.


elf10  elf11

We even made these little elves for a special writing project all about our North Pole visitor.  I don't have a template, but as you can see, it was pretty easy to make.


If your elf is coming to visit, grab these freebies to welcome him or her to your classroom.
You can grab the freebie HERE.

And if you're in search of some elf ideas (for home OR for school...easy to modify for the classroom), you can find them on my domestic blog here...

And have you heard the news yet?!  

Teachers Pay Teachers will be hosting their annual cyber sale on Monday and Tuesday, so get ready to shop and stock up for this busy holiday season.  Always such a fun time of the year in the classroom and it's so much easier to make it through the next few weeks when you're prepared!
This is when I like to stock up!!  If you're in need of a few more seasonal resources, here's what I have available...

I have lots of phonics and alphabet resources....math activities and content...and MORE!  You can visit my little store and click on the custom tabs on the left hand side of the screen to find exactly what you're looking for!  Until next time, happy cyber shopping!!!!


  1. Learning with such enjoyment math freebies for playgroup kids is extra pleasant and pleasurable. Focusing on their strength and ability helps them to be the masters of their individual thoughts.

  2. amazing keep on hard work this is so great i like it aloot .
    tt4 , العاب درايفر , العاب اولاد

  3. Classroom is the best place to develop our thoughts and ideas. Discussion and proofreading between friends helpful to improve our writing skill and creative ideas. Essay writing service reviews also ready to help students to improve these skills.

  4. with out your dedication, dropping weight isn't going to manifest. if you're no longer going to work hard to lose weight,

  5. The article is good related to the updated issue, nice to read this & Canon Driver

  6. Thanks for the freebies, they are truly a blessing. I can’t stress the importance of the teachers’ cooperation more. I am incredibly glad that when I have been looking for a I have found this lovely article.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this post. Education has a very important role in our life. The essay writing service now offering the best online writing service with affordable price and highest quality.

  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

  9. I am about to graduate from my university. Have been working hard on my degree in law, but I'm still not sure if I am able to succeed as a lawyer in real life situations. Working on my dissertattion paper, I passed by this article on dissertation defense tips. So far it's going good. Hope I will finish it on time.

  10. These ideas are really amazing and stunning because when you work with those ideas we could make something creative and we should always find way to make things creative. buy custom essays online


  11. تختلف انواع الحشرات وعليه تختلف طرق مكافحتها لذلك وفرنا كل السبل لمكافحة الحشرات والقضاء عليها فوفرنا بمدينة الرياض
    شركة مكافحة الفئران بالرياض
    وفي مجال القضاء علي الحشرات بمختلف انواعها بالرياض وفرنا
    اما ما يخص مدينتي الخرج وجدة مكافحة حشرات بالخرج
    لاكن كن علي يقين بانك سوف يرتاح بال نهائيا من تلك الحشرات بعد تعاملك معنا
    شركة رش مبيدات بالخرج
    وايضا في مجال رش الدفان شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض