If you’ve found this website before, then you’ll know I like to share some activities and games that I play with my nieces. This one – Elf Stocking Filler Game – is a special favourite. We should keep it just for Christmas, but I confess we sometimes enjoy a little bit of Elf in the summer too!
So, what’s it all about?
The inspiration came from my book, ‘Elf’s Big Adventure‘. I won’t spoil the story, but I can tell you that Elf finds himself helping Father Christmas to fill stockings. This is something he’s never done before and he’s very excited!
How does Elf Stocking Filler Game Work?
The idea of this game is to collect as many sets of gifts as you can, then fill your stocking with them.
However, until you have a complete set, other players can ‘collect’ your gifts from you. So, you have to watch out!
The winner is the player with the most gifts at the end of the game.
Who can play?
Anyone can play this, but children under 3 will probably need some adult assistance. This is great for improving the following skills:
- Basic counting
- Spotting identical items
- Learning to share
What do you get in your free download?
You get an 8-page PDF which gives you all the game pieces, plus instructions.
You can print everything onto plain white card, and cut out the playing pieces. Or, if you have a little more time, you can make real stockings (only takes about 20 minutes per stocking), as I did.
I also chose to back my pieces with coloured card. Plus, I used sticky-backed plastic (the crafter’s favourite!) to cover the pieces to help them last longer.
But this is entirely optional. So, you can have a game ready in just a few minutes.
The free download includes all the instructions you need to set up the game. I’ve added little touches, like a printable cover you can stick onto an envelope or box, for storing the game.
You also get the game rules to print out and keep. So, this gives you everything you need.
So, I hope that helps to keep you all entertained this year!
If you enjoy it, please share with friends on social media – thank you.