7 Elf on the Shelf Inspired Coloring Pages to Get Kids Excited for Christmas

The Elf on the Shelf is a beloved book and holiday tradition involving Santa's scout elves. They report to the North Pole every night before Christmas, and when they return to their families in the morning, they "hide" in different spots. Get your child excited for the festive game with seven coloring pages of the mischievous, clever characters.

Mantle Elf on the Shelf Coloring Page
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong . Photo: Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong
01 of 07

One Happy Little Elf

Elf on the Shelf Coloring Page
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong. Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This elf is jumping right into the season surrounded by holly and candy.

02 of 07

Sneaking in Presents

Elf in the Shelf Gift Box Coloring Page
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong. Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong

We spy with our little eye... Santa's little helper peeking out of a gift box!

03 of 07

Merry Christmas Coloring Page

Merry Christmas Elf on the Shelf Coloring Page
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong. Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong

After this coloring page is finished, it's the perfect message to hang on the fridge, front door, or mantel.

04 of 07

Hanging Out on the Shelf

Mantle Elf on the Shelf Coloring Page
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong. Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong

This sneaky elf blends right in with books, plants, and a Christmas ornament.

05 of 07

Young Elf Love

Elf on the Shelf Boy and Girl Coloring Page
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong. Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong

Elves have crushes, too! Based on this adorable coloring page, it looks like Santa's scouts are smitten.

06 of 07

Fun Faces and Candy

Elf on the Shelf Collage Coloring Page
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong. Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong

Kids can go with classic red, green, and white for this fun print—or they can use their imagination and jazz up their candy canes with a rainbow of colors.

07 of 07

A Cozy Christmas Eve

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Coloring Page
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong. Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong

This elf couldn't be cozier sitting on the fireplace mantel while gazing at a decorated tee.

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