Christmas Elf on the Shelf Family Life free printables

{free printable} Elf on the Shelf Twister game

{free printable} Elf on the Shelf Twister game

I’ve just about survived the first week back to school after the Christmas holidays. It felt like it was quite hard to get back into the swing of things and I’m happy that I have a few days to relax at home. December is always a crazy month for families but I still have a few Christmas activities to post. Last month we had fun creating our free Elf on the Shelf twister printable which we wanted to share with you.

{free printable} Elf on the Shelf Twister game

We’ve had our Elf on the Shelf for a few years now and love to think up fun activities for them to do. One day my daughter was playing Twister, the game where you have a plastic mat with different coloured red, yellow, blue and green circles, where a spinner dictates where you put a hand or foot. It’s a fun game which is great for keeping the kids occupied. It totally inspired our Elf activities that evening!

We all know that Scout Elves come to life when the children go to bed so we made them their own mini game of twister! It didn’t take long to make a paper mat with the four colours, as well as a matching spinner. I printed out the mat and placed it on the floor, but backed the spinner with card to make it stronger. I pierced the spinner with a split pin and added a paper clip under the split pin so the spinner actually worked.

Elf on the Shelf Twister game

That evening I set up some of the children’s Star Wars figures on the Elf Twister (which was a lot harder than it sounds!). I sat the Elf and put the Elf Twister spinner in his hands to make it look like he was calling out the moves for the Star Wars characters.

Elf on the Shelf Twister game

It was really fun to make and the children loved it! So I thought I would share our free printable with you in case you’d like to make it.


Print out my free printable Elf on the Shelf Twister game. The pdf contains two pages – one for the A4 Twister mat and one page for the spinner. Make sure you have a split pin and paper clip to make the spinner.




Choose a selection of toys able to stand and be positioned as if playing the game


Place the spinner in the lap of your Elf so he can control the game.

To download our Elf on the Shelf Twister game printable for free click here. Please note this printable is for personal use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted.

We hope that you enjoy using our free printable Elf on the Shelf Twister game.

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    Sarah | A Few Favourite Things
    January 13, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Aww this is so much fun and a wonderful way to create the magic of them having fun whilst the children are in bed

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    January 13, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    This is very cute! I’ll do this next year when the elf returns with my son

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