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Elf on the Shelf Playing Cards

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This free printable playing card set is the perfect size for your little Elf to have a rousing came of Poker, Battle, Go Fish, or whatever cad game you like.

Print out your Elf on the Shelf playing cards today so that your scout elf can play with his (or her) friends!

While the Elf on the Shelf can be a little troublemaker, it can also be a great learning tool for our children.  Don’t get so caught up in all the elf on the shelf ideas on Pinterest that you forget the entire point of this little scout elf!

But, be sure to have fun with it, too.  Our children are only little for a very short period of time – trust me, my oldest turned 18 this year.  Eek!

52 printable elf on the shelf playing cards

Elf on the Shelf Playing Cards:

This complete printable playing cards set of 52 cards is in pdf format.  The pdf includes instructions for printing, 1 page for elf-sized playing cards, and 1 page of the backs of the cards.

Simply download your elf on the shelf playing cards here, print them out, and cut them apart for loads of endless fun!


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I suggest that you laminate the cards before cutting them.  I really like the Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator with Never Jam Technology.

I also suggest that you print on thicker cardstock paper.  The Printworks White Cardstock, 67 lb is my favorite cardstock for kids’ printable games and toys.

More Elf on the Shelf Ideas:

Elf Reading Christmas Printable Flash Cards

Find the Letter: E is for Elf (Christmas Printable Worksheets)

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Handwriting Worksheets for Kids

I completely love all the Elf on the Shelf ideas at Crystal and Comp, too!

Does the Elf visit your house?  I am kind of addicted to scrolling through the #elfontheshelf hashtag on instagram to see all the fun ways everyone’s elf is getting into trouble.

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Tuesday 19th of December 2017

So much fun for the kids. Happy holidays Kelly! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party pinned & sharing.


Sunday 17th of December 2017

Thank you so much for sharing the playing cards. This is our elf's 7th year to visit our house. I love finding new ideas for him. Our elf brings a mixture of mischief, STEM activities, treats, and fun to our house. I stopped over from Sharing Saturday.