Elf Theme Day

Are you trying to find a way to keep your students engaged and learning with all of the holiday excitement? Themed days may be just for you. During Elf Theme Day, you can read your choice of suggested Elf stories and complete the reading comprehension activities included. There is a letter to send home, a special snack, a door banner, and photo booth ideas. You could run centers for the day or complete the activities together. The choices are endless. There are two elf craft activities, writing activities, an original poem with extensions, math games, math task cards, and phonics scoot task cards. Students will work on digraphs, blends, cvce words, real vs. nonsense, adding and subtracting to 10, doubles, as well as narrative and explanatory writing. It will be a fun-filled day that is sure to engage your students.


Here’s what is included in Elf Theme Day:


  • Elf Day Banner
  • Elf Letter
  • Elf Photo Booth Ideas
  • Elf Snack
  • Center signs & checklists

Reading Activities

  • Elf Book Suggestions
  • Schema
  • Character Analysis
  • Sequencing
  • Features of Fiction
  • Message
  • Questions
  • Retell (2 options)
  • Text to Self
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Fiction or Non-fiction

Craft Activities

  • Elf Craft
  • Elf Feet Craft

Poetry Activities

  • Sneaky Elf Mini Book
  • Sneaky Elf Poem
  • Rhyming & Fill in the Blank
  • Sequencing & Illustrating

Writing Activities

  • How to Catch an Elf (2 options)
  • Narrative story about their funny little elf
  • Write a letter to your elf

Phonics Activities: Can played as a Scoot game or Task Cards

  • Elf CVCe Words
  • Elf Digraphs
  • Elf Blends
  • Elf Short Vowel Real vs. Non-sense Sort

Math Activities

  • Task Cards Adding and Subtracting to 10
  • “Elf”ing Around Up and Back Dice Rolling Game
  • Elf Bingo Subtract from 10
  • Doubles Cover All
  • Roll and Add Bingo


©Megan Mitchell